Situated on the banks of the Mekong River, with Thailand sitting on the opposite bank, Thakhek is a little visited relic of the French Colonial era.
It has some quaint colonial era buildings in the Old Town and a very relaxed pace of life.
There is little to do here except wander through the town and dine at one of the riverside restaurants, but it is a useful base for exploring the nearby national parks.
Suggested itineraries featuring Thakhek
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Map of Thakhek
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Places near Thakhek
- Hin Boun 29 miles away
- Khammuan & Savannakhet 59 miles away
- Vientiane 150 miles away
- Pakse 172 miles away
- Bolaven Plateau 175 miles away
- The Plain of Jars 183 miles away
- Champasak 187 miles away
- Vang Vieng 188 miles away
- Vieng Xai 212 miles away
- Sam Nuea 215 miles away
- Nam Et-Phou Louey 225 miles away
- 4,000 Islands 236 miles away
- Luang Prabang 245 miles away
- Nong Khiaw 267 miles away
- Pakbeng 297 miles away
- Muang La 298 miles away