There is nothing to see in Savannakhet itself but is a lovely place to break the journey to Pakse from Vientiane. It's a 7 hour bus trip and don't believe the driver when he tells you 3 hours. I met Josh from Delaware on the trip down and shared a room with him. We stayed at the Sasouk guest house which was a traditional Lao wooden house and was lovely and very clean and the shower had the best water pressure I have experienced in all of South East Asia. It's 2 blocks from the Mekong River where there are ferries to Thailand on the other side. It was 25000 kip or $2.50 a night for the room. There are some great colonial buildings in Savannakhet and we found great Thai food at PK cuisine and good food at the Paris - Laos restaurant. It's here I begin to really love Laos. I took my backpack to get repaired and practically had to force $4 into the lady's hand who fixed it for me.
Steve's Big Trip. Ayutthava. Start. • Chaing Mai • Koh Lanta • Koh Samui • Koh Yao Noi • Angkor Temples • Battambang • Phnom Penh • Siem Reap • Sihanoukville • Champassak • Luang Prabang • Pak Beng • Pakse • Savannakhet • Vang Vieng • Vientiane • Xepon • Disaster. End.