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“Great Historic site in the middle of old town with a boulivard to walk up to the entrance from other parts of old French”

Eglise Sainte Therese
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Savannakhet is a wonderful old town to tour by walking or bicycle. Take a walk or ride do to the Mekong River as there are lots of places and things to see.

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

A nice catholic church in this quaint old French colonial town of Savannakhet. This is certainly the landmark of the town. A nice night market comes alive at night in front of the church in the open area where can get nice street food.

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Nothing spectacular compared to so many other world religious sites BUT rather what makes this unique is its rarity in Lao PDR and its divisions at times with Communist officials, of which you can research more if interested. Catholics make up only 0.7% of the population and even this figure would be debatable of how active this 0.7% is. That it continues to survive is intriguing and maybe as the Lao government is moving more towards tourism as a priority perhaps this is why it remains effectively open?

There appears only four major Roman churches in Lao PDR of which this is one which remains a leftover from the French colonial area and hence is its main attraction with its architectural style still preserved and lovely gardens nearby. This is a nice stopover as it is centrally located so you will more likely come to it by accident when looking for so many of the well known cafes and restaurants nearby so its good to visit when you are passing.

Thank fiercesnake
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The doors were wide open and was the middle of the afternoon.
Yes it is a Very Simple architecture, but cozy and invite you to meditation. It was hot and humid Saturday afternoon and I supposed with people doing La Siesta . Outside a perfumed garden, full of roses,frangipanis and jasmines etc And there was Pere Phillipe swiping the yard. Speaking French and English gave me all the information I needed. It is a small community made of Lao and Vietnamese , and spreaded among the villages.

Sunday Mass is at 8:00 am, in Lao only.

It is situated at the very end of the Historic Plaza or Old Quarter.

Thank mombassa22
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