Welcome to Savannakhet Province

Savannakhet province has 692000 inhabitants. The importance of this province lies in its strategic position for traveling from Thailand through Laos and  Vietnam by New Friendship Bridge on to Road No. 9, the highway servicing trade between Thailand and Vietnam.

Second Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge - Savannakhet. 

 

Second Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge part 2 .

 

Khanthabouly is the capital city of the province. Its main tourist attractions are the temples. These are among the most typical and beautiful in the country, especially That Inghang. The sanctuary of That Inghang holds special ceremonies in the third month of the year. Interesting Khmer ruins are found at Ban Heu Hin. Vat Saya Phoum is the most important temple in Savannakhet.

New Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge Savannakhet

Links to new Savansai Market below

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Savannakhet's Photo

 

Savannakhet Province

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Statistics
Capital: Savannakhét
Area: 21,774 km²
Inhabitants: 721,500 (2004 est)
Pop. density: 33 inh./km²
ISO 3166-2: LA-SV
Geocode: 1300
Map
Map of Laos highlighting the province

Savannakhét (Lao ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ) is a province of Laos, located in the south of the country. It is bordered by Khammouan to the north, Salavan to the south, Vietnam to the east and Thailand to the west.

The town was initially bombed and subsequently occupied by Thai armed forces during the French-Thai War.

In 2006, the Second Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge across the Mekong River from Savannakhet to Mukdahan, Thailand was opened.

[edit] Administrative divisions

The province is made up of the following districts:

  1. Atsaphangthong (13-03)
  2. Atsaphone (13-13)
  3. Champhone (13-09)
  4. Khanthabouly (13-01)
  5. Nong (13-06)
  6. Outhoomphone (13-02)
  7. Phine (13-04)
  8. Sepone (13-05)
  9. Songkhone (13-08)
  10. Thapangthong (13-07)
  11. Thaphalanxay (13-15)
  12. Vilabuly (13-12)
  13. Xaybuly (13-11)
  14. Xayphoothong (13-14)
  15. Xonbuly (13-10)