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  Savannakhet (city) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Savannakhet is the capital of the Savannakhet Province in Laos.
Savannakhet has a population of about 105,000 people, making the second-largest city in Laos, after Vientiane.
Savannakhet is also home to one of Laos's only mosque, which is mostly attended by the nations few Bangladeshis, Pakistanis, Indians, and Malay's; most Lao women who marry Muslims also attend.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Savannakhet   (117 words)

Savannakhet remained more remote although that again is changing with better roads north and South and East to Vietnam and west a new bridge to Thailand which is being jointly supported by Laos, Thailand and Japan.
Savannakhet is a five to six hour drive south from Vientiane and the ride gives you ample opportunities to both view the scenery which often involves long stretches of the Mekong and scenic hills.
The province of Savannakhet is larger in population than the capital but as I mentioned earlier, still has not seeing the first wave of prosperity that is appearing in parts of the capital and in Luang Prabang in the North and Pakse in the South.
www.business-in-asia.com /laos_tour.html   (1628 words)

 Savannakhet Hotels, Savannakhet Guesthouses, Information on Savannakhet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Savannakhet is a populous province which bridges the country between Thailand and Vietnam, its town serving as a junction for trade between the two countries.
This hilly conservation area is 85 km north of Savannakhet and has dense evergreen and deciduous forests, the habitat for at least 17 important bird species, including the Siamese fireback and red-collared woodpecker, and other wildlife such as elephant, giant muntjac, gaur, lesser slow loris, Douc langur and tiger.
Savannakhet is a designated international border checkpoint, although visas are not available on entry.
www.catgen.com /lhra/savannakhet.php   (424 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Savannakhet
A third international airport is being considered at Savannakhet city, where a domestic airport is in the process of being upgraded to an international airport...
In Savannakhet Province some 20 churches are routinely forced to close their doors and are confiscated by the government.
Savannakhet is the most heavily bombed province in one of the most heavily bombed countries in the history of warfare.
news.surfwax.com /worldcities/files/Savannakhet_Laos.html   (766 words)

Several LEC properties in Savannakhet and Pakse were seized by the Government after 1975, but were returned to the church in the early 1990s.
An LEC church in Ban Nong Ing, Champhon District of Savannakhet Province, was torn down by local officials in early 2003, its wood used to construct a bicycle parking shed for a nearby school.
Authorities in remote areas of Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Savannakhet Provinces, and Saisomboune Special Zone required some LEC congregations to travel to other villages for Christmas celebrations during the period covered by this report, and in Champhon and Saybouli Districts of Savannakhet some LEC members attempting to celebrate Christmas were detained by police.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2003/23837.htm   (5863 words)

 Travel Mall Asia - Savannakhet Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Savannakhet and Champasak are the most travelled areas of Southern Laos.
Savannakhet is the country's most populous province and is a very active trade junction between Thailand and Vietman.
Savannakhet has a number of French colonial and Franco-Chinese buildings; most are in the small central business district.
www.laos.travelmall.com /travelmall/region/Savannakhet   (273 words)

 Travel to Savannakhet tours tour operator Savannakhet Laos - Information about Savannakhet and Laos
Savannakhet town is situated on the banks of the Mekong river opposite Mukdahan in Thailand.
You can reach Savannakhet by boat from the north (Vientiane, Tha Khek) or the south (Pakse), although these services change regularly.Buses run several times a day from Vientiane, Tha Kek and Pakse.
From Thailand: Savannakhet is a designated international border checkpoint, although visas are not available on entry.
www.threeland.com /Savannakhet.htm   (615 words)

 USATODAY.com - 30-year-old bombs still very deadly in Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
SAVANNAKHET, Laos —; With their parents working in the rice paddies and nothing much to do in the village, 7-year-old Dam Somphone and his two friends decided to go into the forest to look for a bomb.
Savannakhet, a province of 672,000 in southern Laos, was hit hardest.
An 8-year-old Savannakhet boy was killed in August when he hit a hidden cluster bomblet with a stick he was using to probe for frogs in the forest.
www.usatoday.com /news/world/2003-12-11-laos-bombs_x.htm   (2154 words)

 Children Rights
Savannakhet has an area of 21,774 km and is located in the southern part of Laos.
Whilst in Savannakhet, the Special Rapporteur met the Governor of the province, officials from the Lao Youth Union and the Lao Women's Union of Kanthapoly district, and representatives of the village of Ban Naxeng.
In one of largest villages in Savannakhet, with a population of about 1,800, it was reported that between 50 and 100 children had left home to work in Bangkok over the past couple of years.
www.hri.ca /children/CSE/Lao.shtml   (5714 words)

 Laos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The capital and largest city of Laos is Vientiane, other major cities include Luang Phrabang, Savannakhet and Pakse.
In 1993, the government set aside 21% of the nation's land area as National Biodiversity Conservation Areas (NBCA), which may be developed into a national park system.
The economies of Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Savannakhet, in particular have experienced significant booms in recent years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Laos   (1578 words)

 Savannakhet (city) - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Savannakhet (city)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Capital of Savannakhet province, southern Laos, situated on the east bank of the Mekong River near the Thai border; population (1998 est) 146,400.
The city has a soft drinks plant and a sawmill, and is served by an airport.
Savannakhet has become an important economic centre since the upgrading of the road to the Vietnamese port of Da Nang was completed in 1989.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Savannakhet+(city)   (132 words)

 Savannakhet province - Laos
Savannakhet is the most populous province in Laos.
Most parts of the province is low land with some agriculture plots in the north and east of Savannakhet city.
Perhaps one of the most popular tourist attractions is the Ho Chi Minh trail used by the north Vietnamese during the last Indochina war to transport men and goods to the south Vietnam.
www.khamla.com /provinces/14   (200 words)

 Mekong News | Imaging Our Mekong
MANY residents from both Savannakhet in Laos and Mukdahan in Thailand are pleased about the second bridge across the Mekong River to link Laos and Thailand, although some are a little concerned about how their lives will change when the bridge opens.
However, he predicted that Savannakhet would gain the most benefit as it is strategically placed between Thailand to the west and Vietnam at the eastern end of the corridor.
The Savannakhet harbour office reported that about 500 Lao people row or paddle to Mukdahan everyday to do their shopping, while many Mukdahan people travel through Laos to get to Vietnam.
www.newsmekong.org /stories/laos-sidebar2.html   (1147 words)

However, officials in several districts of Savannakhet Province did not allow local congregations to reopen closed churches, and 5 or 6 of Savannakhet's approximately 40 churches remained closed at the end of the period covered by this report.
In January, officials in Kengkok, Savannakhet Province, returned to the LEC congregation a church that had been seized by village officials in 1999 for use as a kindergarten.
During a weeklong visit in February, the IGE president traveled to LEC communities in Attapeu, Champassak, and Savannakhet provinces and donated funds for the construction of a kindergarten in Savannakhet.
www.state.gov /g/drl/rls/irf/2004/35404.htm   (5670 words)

 Lao Football's Forum - A Bravenet.com Forum
Savannakhet played the game very defensively, with infrequent counterattacks, while the Army side were much more creative in trying to open the scoring.
Savannakhet midfielder Oudavane Lattanavongsa, whose last shot ensured victory, said, “ I was extremely nervous, because if I missed, that would have been the opportunity our opponents needed to draw level.
In the other semi match, Vientiane FC defeated Lao-American Collage FC 3-0 Vientiane’s Visay Phaphouvanine put in their first in the 48th minute, Saiyane Douangchanpheng in the 71st minute and Visay Phaphouvanine put in a third in the 75th minute while Lao-American Collage were still off balance.
pub45.bravenet.com /forum/3842324786/show/406867   (695 words)

 Lee's Life - Travels - Laos: Champasak/Savannakhet
Last night in Champasak, I was summoned somewhere from the deep recesses of sleep to learn about the major disadvantage of corrugated tin roofs in places where tropical downpours are common.
They also grazed their way, almost non- stop, to Savannakhet, mowing down practically every skewered snack proferred them through the window by food touts at the dozens of stops.
Savannakhet looks like a plain work-a-day town, although it is apparently the second largest city in Laos.
www.dreaming.org /~lwolfe/travels/laos/sect_champasak.html   (1960 words)

 Sake-Drenched Postcards - Lao PDR Diary: Vientiane to Savannakhet
Highway 13 is the road from Vientiane to Savannakhet.
It was made in a factory in Savannakhet and cost $13,000.
It is one of the nicer vehicles on the road as most of the rest are old, large, and overcrowded trucks and buses.
www.bigempire.com /sake/laos.html   (1406 words)

 Savannakhet, Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
(18 kms east of the present Savannakhet's town) to settle down along the bank of the Mekong river and named his small town 'Ban Thahae' (Mineral Port Village).
In 1883, the year of the French colonization, the province's name was changed by the French to Savannakhet.
Savannakhet is only place in Laos that the dinosaur remains was first discovered by the French geologist in 1936 at Ban Namo, Palan district and Tangvay area.
www.savannanet.com /savannakhet.html   (291 words)

 Steven Raucher's World Tour | Stories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Savannakhet is a very picturesque French colonial town set on the Mekong River.
From Savannakhet we drove North to Highway Number 8 to the Border with Vietnam 400 kms away.
There is a closer one only 200 kms from Savannakhet but it does not allow motorcycles of more than 175cc into the country (this is due to a recent law in Vietnam banning the import of large motorbikes).
www.rauchertour.com /travelog/viewlog.php?id=53   (272 words)

 Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Landmine Monitor Report 2003
Casualties were reported in the provinces of: Xieng Khouang (ten killed and 16 injured), Savannakhet (two killed and 17 injured), Luang Prabang (five killed and 16 injured), Khammouane (8 killed and one injured), Champassak (eight injured), Attapeu (two killed and four injured); Saravane (six injured), Houaphan (one killed and one injured), and Sekong (two injured).
These statistics did not include incidents in Savannakhet, where according to HIB, eight incidents were reported resulting in thirteen casualties (two killed and eleven injured) in the period from January to 5 May 2003.
[27] The nine provinces are Attapeu, Champassak, Houaphan, Khammouane, Luang Prabang, Saravane, Savannakhet, Sekong, and Xieng Khouang.
www.icbl.org /lm/2003/lao.html   (4906 words)

 Drug abuse among youth in Luang Prabang and Savannakhet surveyed
In a follow-up to the Vientiane survey, UNDCP and the Lao Government have conducted two school surveys among 3,534 students in Luang Prabang and 4,884 students in Savannakhet to help assess the nature and level of drug abuse in two urban districts.
The studies show that the extent of drug abuse in Luang Prabang and Savannakhet, although lower than in Vientiane, is a serious problem.
After the results of the Vientiane survey were presented, recommendations were made which are still valid and further supported by the Luang Prabang and Savannakhet surveys.
www.unodc.org /laopdr/press_release_2001-09-12_1.html   (498 words)

 Investment and Business in Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Savannakhet Province in Lao PDR is a thriving hub of trade and services in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).
The Lao Government is upgrading the existing domestic airport in Khanthabouly city of Savannakhet province into an international airport in the near future, in order to meet transportation requirements of passengers and goods.
Toward this purpose, the Lao Government is approaching bilateral assistance agencies and foreign government grants to assist in building vocational schools and agricultural schools in Savannakhet Province.
www.business-in-asia.com /laos_industrial_zones.html   (553 words)

 Savannakhet - Wikipedia
Savannakhet ist eine am Mekong gelegene Provinzhauptstadt in Süd-Laos und mit 120.000 Einwohnern zweitgrößte Stadt des Landes.
Savannakhet ist ein Handelszentrum (Flussschifffahrt und Flughafen) mit holzverarbeitender und Lebensmittelindustrie.
Die nahe gelegene Stupa That Ing Hang gehört zu den bedeutendsten Pilgerstätten in Laos.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Savannakhet   (50 words)

 EWEC - East West Economic Corridor - visit-mekong.com
The Corridor province of Savannakhet in the Lao PDR serves as a major transit/border crossing point between Thailand and Viet Nam along Route 9.
Many travelers who cross Savannakhet are likely to simply be in transit before moving north to Vientiane, east to cross into Viet Nam, or south to Salavan (Bolaven Plateau), or Pakse.
International border crossings are situated at the Savannakhet and Mukdahan ferry border crossing (Thailand), and at the border towns of Dene Savanh and Lao Bao (Viet Nam).
www.visit-mekong.com /ewec/laos   (228 words)

 Something Out of Nothing - Savannakhet, Laos - Laos Travel Stories :: BootsnAll Travel Network
Even the excitable wordsmiths at Lonely Planet appear to be struggling for descriptions of the populous town on the western side of central Laos.
In the little town of Savannakhet, home to several Franco-Chinese buildings and a 10 o'clock curfew, I had one of my most memorable experiences whilst travelling.
And what caused it weren't great historical landmarks or beautiful scenery or fine culinary choices, but a group of local people who had nothing to do, who wanted to keep company with a rare visiting foreigner who also had nothing to do.
www.bootsnall.com /articles/03-02/something-out-of-nothing-savannakhet-laos.html   (723 words)

Later on, after being on his feet for over 6 hours, one of the students made a motion like he was going to dive at us, Dan and I made enough room for him, and almost as soon as he hit the seat he was asleep.
We arrived in Savannakhet more or less on schedule, got a tuk tuk into the town centre and tried to find somewhere to stay.
The first hotel we tried was fairly grotty and only had two doubles and a single, which wasn't really what we needed.
www.rouchrumble.org /asia2000-l5.php   (1271 words)

 Savannakhet, Laos sights and attractions travel guide.
This very undervisited, hands-on museum is a fascinating insight into the very underexplored prehistory of Savannakhet.
Although all the labels are only in Lao and French, one of the curators will be happy to show you around and explain everything to you in English.
Savannakhet has a sprinkling of wats scattered across town, and though none are famous nor fascinating, they do make for a pleasant pre-breakfast stroll and there are always a few monks who are happy to have a yarn about Buddhist meditation or Liverpool's last game.
www.travelfish.org /sights/laos/southern_laos/savannakhet/savannakhet   (285 words)

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