Savannakhet like Vientiane was 20 years ago


Traveling in Laos
Talad Yen in Savanaket, Laos

A lot have changed since the time Laos was still a French colony and crossing from Thailand to Laos was done with a small boat. It is a bit the "Telegraph road" story. Since a few years there is bride connecting the area of Mukdahan in Thailand and Savanakhet in Laos. And although the Thai side modernised (read "lost cultural heritage) it seems that Savannakhet is (or actually was) forgotten by time. It is still a village style city with a  historical downtown with remembrance the French colonial days. I liked it very much and I am sure I will be back here soon. Yes I know too many places to come back. What I can say for now ..... If you want to see Savanakhet as the Vientiane of 20 years ago .... GO NOW. I am afraid that in the near future it will become another Pai, Chiang Khan, Vientiane and Luang Prabang.

Savanakhet, Laos

Savanakhet, Laos

One night in Bangkok and the world is your oyster

The journey of Traveling 2 Thailand did begin with One Night in Bangkok in 1985 and since 2009 it became a personal non-commercial travel blog as inspiration for traveling & motorbike riding in Thailand. Made just for the sheer love of traveling and sharing experience about traveling in South-East Asia. To travel beyond the beaten track & highlights. Enjoy!