Savanakhet, Savannakhet

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Savannakhet Airport is an airport near Savannakhet, Laos.OverviewThis airport is now served by Lao Airlines as an intermediate stop in its 3 times/week Pakse-Bangkok service, which commenced at 2008. The aircraft used on this service is the Chinese built Xian MA60. The airline is planning to use ATR72 aircraft on Vientiane-Savannakhet-Pakse-Da Nang route.The US military has also been known to use this airport with C-130 Hercules airplanes supporting teams engaged in searching for remains of servicemen declared MIA in the Vietnam war.
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  • June 1, 2017
    There is no much to do in Savanakhet apart from walking around the center and the Mekong river. It is a good point to rest before taking a long bus to Vietname, Cambodja or Vientiane.  more »
  • May 8, 2017
    As a whole the city does not have many points of special interest to tourists, indeed, seems to just do not offer them, has the vocation of place without excesses, whose time is left to spend with a slow progress of vital rhythms. Offers a wonderful glimpse on the Mekong, and a grid of light in the colonial streets, nothing more suitable for vagrants, transients, people coming to do prefer to think and spend. Absolutely unpretentious has among the main attractions in its strategic position in southern Laos, is the midpoint and suited to stand for those who follow Hwy 13 from Vientiane in the far south, and vice versa, and it is the biggest Centre in the land of Laos from which passes Hwy 9 west who then becoming east and linking the Thai Province of Mukdahan Vietnamese border of Lao Bao from where you enter in Viet Nam in the former demilitarezed zone, with all the different places made famous by the war with the United States, Keh Sanh, Rockpile, Hamburger Hill etc etc, up to hue. Basically Savanhaket is a strategic crossroad.
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  • March 29, 2017
    My Thai wife loved to visit this very old temples. For her, it was an experience to visit temples in Laos that are organized in the same way as the temples of Thailand.
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  • March 19, 2017
    This is a small airport. It is the door of south Laos for the people who love a simple way of life style.
  • November 24, 2015
    Not so much flights operate here. You can find domestic flights to Pakse and Vientiane only. Bangkok is the only international route available.
  • October 30, 2014
    Great airport. But still needs improvement.
  • February 19, 2016
    Airport is useful.
  • November 28, 2014
    Ok

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Shoestring travelers have a good set of sleeping choices in Savannakhet, with atmospheric guesthouses and a few budget hotels offering simple rooms with air-conditioning. A 4-star luxury resort offers amenities including an outdoor pool and other comforts. Most lodgings cluster near the river in the center of town, while a few options lie just to the north, with direct access to the bridge connecting Savannakhet to Thailand.
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