Wat Sayaphum: Tha Heua Rd.
Lao/Thai style temple built in 1896.7-19:00 free to enter
Wat Saiyamoung Khoun: Phetsalath
Rd. Next post office 7-19:00 free to enter
Museum: Khanthabouli Rd.
Closed. However there is a broken tank and some engines of plane
left on the compound.
That In Hang: 15km north
of Savannakhet. Ruins of temple built in 16th C. The most important
ruins in South Laos.
From bus station go toward Vientiane 12km then turn
to right and go another 3 km. You can go there by bicycle or
take a bus/truck from bus station to 12km point and take another
truck to the temple.
Ho Chi Min Trail
The vital supply route used by the N Vietnamese Army
during the Vietnam war. It passed through Laos into Cambodia
& Vietnam. The trail was heavily bombed during US Air attacks.
Military wreckage still covers the trail. In order to follow
the trail you must hire a jeep and guide at travel agency.
Savanbanhao Travel has a minivan(upto 10 people) to rent
$170 for 1 day incl fuel
a driver. To Xephone town which is an entrance town to
the trail takes 8 hrs 225km. Very bad road.
! Warning: DO NOT attempt to go without
a guide as there are still unexploded bombs.