Travel tips for tourists planning to visit Salavan, Laos

A southeastern province situated on the Bolaven Plateau is devoted to agriculture and nature offering idyllic scenery. A prehistoric site exists not far from the cascades where a wonderful scene can be seen.

A southeastern province situated on the Bolaven Plateau is devoted to agriculture and nature offering idyllic scenery. A prehistoric site exists not far from the cascades where a wonderful scene can be seen.

Salavan province is home to the Phu Xieng Thong National Biodiversity Conservation Area, covering nearly 1,000 sq km in the western part of the province next to the Mekong river. It is thought that Asiatic black bear, banteng, clouded leopard, Douc langur, elephant, gibbon, guar, Siamese crocodile and tiger and inhabit this area. Within a cave huge stone caskets are piled one on top of the other, province not only beauty but interesting thoughts as to how it originated.

How to get there

By Bus

From Vientiane:

From the Vientiane capital, there are two types of bus to Salavan : two public buses and one VIP bus with toilet and air condition depart from southern bus station in Vientiane every day. It may take approximately about 11-12 hours to Salavanh.From Pakse:

From Pakse, public buses depart from bus station in Pakse. It may take approximately about 2 – 3 hours to Salavan, you can rent moto, car, minibus from Pakse district or from Vientaine capital.

Where to visit

Salavan district

It is a capital, administrative, economic and cultural center of Salavanh province, It is located on the river bank Sedone. In the past Salavan town was completely burned and destroyed during Indochina war in 1971 Nowadays the town has been rehabilitated and developed steadily under the well-design urban development plan. The remains of two french style building from the french colonial time still are found in Salavan.

Souphanouvong bridge

 Over the Sedone river, the bridge was built in 1942. It was designed by Mr. Souphanouvong who became the first President of Lao PDR in 1975. It was destroyed by the American bombing in 1968. You can still see the huge broken bridge lying on the riverbank. From Salavanh town 25 km by north on the Route 23.

Tadlo tourism centre

There are two waterfalls, it is located between Salavanh and Laongam district, it is far from ach other one km Tadhung waterfall is the high 5 m and wide about 40 m, the most easily accessible. The other 2 waterfalls are Tadlo waterfall is the high 4 m and wide 30 m, the most easiest accesible to there, they are very nice water fall, and nice for relaxing, there are many guest houses, retaurants and drinkshops you can should as you want for sleeping and relaxing, there are many activities such as eleplant riding around Tadlo centre, trekking with alocal guide, sun bathing ang swimming, you can travel to Tadlo by dialy bus from Pakse district for 2 hours and from Salavanh town 30 minutes or Don’t forget when you want to come by car or motor, you sould rent them from only Pakse district.

Tad Tevada water fall

Tad Tevada water fall is located in Hangpunoy village, Salavanh district, it is from Salavanh town 30 km (good road 14 km and after bad raod ), you can travrel from Salavan town to Pakse district and stop 14 km by No20 road, then turnletf at Soung village and continue to there, you sould go by car, motorcycle is easy accessible, it is a nice place for relaxing, picnic ( family & friend ), water fall is cover by forest and the quite cool, beuatiful water fall which around by mountainous.

Nongbua lake

Nongbua lake is located in Nongbua village Salavanh district. It is far from Salavanh town about 14 km, in the part this village is very famouse about spirite and ghost, especially crocodile’s ghost, which villager believe them and it is lied close to the Sedone river, there are three crocodiles live in Nongbua lake, and some wildlife If you want to visit this place, you should rent a motorbike from Pakse district or go to them by foot, bicycle is comfortable so when you visit Nongbua lake you should respect and obey by Elder tell you.

Other sites

+ Tadsung water fall

+ Tadsene water fall

+ Huayhun village ( Handicraft )

+ Around Toumlanh town

+ Around Samouay town ( long hut )

+ Around Taoy town

+ Kengku

Travel tips for tourists

Independent travellers can hire vehicles in Pakse, negotiate tuk tuks and song taews (Pickup trucks with benches) for visiting sites or travelling between districts. Busses are also available for inner-province transport. The number of hotels and guesthouses is relatively small and mostly located in Salavan Town and the Tad Lo tourist area.

As Salavan has no airport, most visitors arrive via Pakse, about 115 km away. Lao Airlines offers daily flights to Pakse International Airport from Vientiane and Luang Prabang. The carrier also flies from Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh city, and Siem Reap

Three busses depart in the late afternoon and early evening from Vientiane’s Southern Bus Terminal. A VIP sleeper bus leaves Vientiane for Pakse at 20:30. For those coming from Savannakhet, a bus departs at 13:30 for the half-day ride.

From Pakse, public buses depart for the 2.5 hour drive to Salavan three times a day, and minivan transportation is available to Tad Lo. Motorbikes and cars can be rented in Pakse, as Salavan has no motor vehicle rental services.

Heading to Salavan’s districts and attractions without transportation rented in Pakse can be challenging. The bus schedule to the outlying districts is limited. Busses leave Salavan Town for Laongarm at 11:00 and 12:00 for LAK20,000 and to Vapi at 10:30 and 13:30 for LAK30,000. One bus leaves for Samouay at 13:00 for LAK40,000, two to Ta-Oy at 09:00 and 12:30 for LAK30,000, and three for Khongxedon at 10:30, 13:30, and 14:00 for LAK30,000.

It is possible to hire tuk tuks and song taews for a one-way trip or for the day. Head to the district bus stations to negotiate with local drivers, or ask your hotel or guesthouse if they can arrange transportation.

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