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Savannakhet or Kaysone Phomvihane is a city in western Laos and the capital of the Savannakhet Province, previously known as Khanthabouli. This is the third-largest city in Laos, after Vientiane and Luang Prabang.
One of the best things to do in Savannakhet is exploring its historic sights on foot. Buddhist temples, museums, and Catholic churches are located in the town centre, while natural landscapes like waterfalls and lakes are reachable by tuk-tuk or motorbike.
While Savannakhet isn’t as big as Luang Prabang, Vientiane, or Pakse, the city has a number of fascinating sites you can visit. These include the That Ing Hang Stupa, Khmer ruins at Heuan Hin, Wat Xayaphoum, and the Dinosaur Museum. Don’t forget to enjoy Savannakhet’s incredible scenery, which stretches along the Mekong River.