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Its just far enough away that you won't have to compete with (foreign) tourists.
Most things of interest require transportation to get out of the city.
In a nutshell
If you want to see what a normal, average Laos town is, come here.
Well if you are looking for the nightlife. This is the place to be. Very popular with the locals, who will welcome you and will have a drink with you. Also very popular with the Ladyboys. We stayed for one drink, glad we experienced it though. Shuts at 12.15am
Dress Code: No dress code.
Written Jul 30, 2007
Address: Th Ratsavongseuk
Took local bus from Savannakhet to Pakse.
Departure times from Savannakhet are 7am ; 9am ; 1030am
Price is 35, 000 kip. Bus was about 4 hours.
Price does not include tuk-tuk to get to the local bus terminal. Should pay no more than 10,000 kip for the bus station.
The bus will stop at least once on the way and allow some hawkers on to sell some food/drink.
Updated May 10, 2010
One of the legacies of the French colonial era in Lao is the great love of pastries, cakes and the ubiquitous baguette. No self-respecting Lao town is without it's selection of bakeries and patisseries and Savan is no exception. I found a particularly good example in the form of the Phounin Bakerry (sic) on Ratsavongseuk Road. Delicious small pastries can be had for 2,000 kip per piece and, should you want such a thing a wonderful looking fully decorated cake can be had for 30,000 kip. I particularly recommend the coconut tartlet. Although she does not speak English, the lady here is extremely friendly.
What to buy: The cakes and pastries which are excellent.
What to pay: The pastries are 2,000 kip each, cakes vary in price but are not expensive.
Written Feb 7, 2010
The main street of Savannakhet city must be the most dangerous street in entire Laos. Severe traffic accidents happen almost daily. The danger comes especially from teenagers (usually without helmet) on tuned two-stroke mopeds and four-stroke scooters. Especially after sunset, when the traffic isn't that high any more, they dominate this concrete road. Speeds of 90 to 100 km/h are not exceptional. The street is wide and straight and has many junctions. Except for parked and slowly passing cars, there are no obstacles that will slow down these irresponsible racing drivers. When you are driving a motorbike, beware of overtaking people, even at your right side. When crossing a junction by foot, beware! Take care at the parallel one-way streets at night as well. In these one-way streets closer to the Mekong, car drivers are speeding too.
After staying several months in Savannakhet, I could say the traffic is the most dangerous thing of this town.
Updated Nov 2, 2010