Old Shopfronts in Savannakhet, Laos

Old shopfronts in Savannakhet, Laos

Today’s travel photo is of some old shopfronts in Savannakhet, Laos. We only really stopped in Savannakhet to break up the long journey from Si Phan Don to Vientiane, but I am really glad that we did. This sleepy little city on the Mekong River is full of beautiful old buildings, and it is a great place to rent a bicycle and cycle along the quiet streets. I really loved these old shopfronts shown in this photo as they have so much character. I hope that Savannakhet stays like this.

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  • Jennifer Aug 6, 2013

    Those tables and chairs look familiar, they are all over laos πŸ™‚
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    • Dean Wickham Aug 10, 2013

      Yeah they are aren’t they? Seems to be the popular outdoor setting in Laos πŸ˜‰

  • Kristy Aug 7, 2013

    I can sense that the people there are still practicing how to live a simple life away from big buildings and noisy city.

    • Dean Wickham Aug 10, 2013

      Hi Kristy. Yes, this is very authentic, and its the kind of thing I try to seek out when I travel.

  • thomas vesely Sep 18, 2014

    i visited and stayed for months, my favourite place in Laos………..
    going back next year…………

    • Dean Wickham Oct 18, 2014

      Hi Thomas. It’s good to hear from someone else who visited Savannakhet. It doesn’t get a lot of attention from travellers…but maybe that’s what is so good about it? πŸ˜‰

  • thomas vesely Oct 19, 2014

    yo Dean, i think you are right.less tourists, great !!
    going back next year.
    intend to open bar, in an old setting, like the photos……………….
    drop in……..late next year

    • Dean Wickham Nov 10, 2014

      Hey Thomas. That sounds like a brilliant idea. Will have a look for your bar next time I visit!

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