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Old French house on village square  
   

Old French house on village square

A few days in Savannakhet

January 3rd 2010
Leaving Pakse (another five hour bus trip) - we seemed to be spending a lot of time of buses - took us further north to Savannakhet. I liked the town immediately though it was very quiet. It had great vibes! It is not on the tourist trail though as a new bridge has just been completed across the Mekong River (the third bridge across the river connecting Thailand to Laos) this may change. A big ... read more
Asia » Laos » South » Savannakhet

Lao or Laotian Flag Laos was under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathe... ... read more
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