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“An oasis of calm”

Eglise Sainte Therese
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Nothing spectacular, but certainly the landmark of Savannakhet. The church has a very peaceful atmosphere. In front of the church there is a popular night market.

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Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

It's always nice to visit local churches, this one is simple and clean, all set in well tended beautiful grounds. An oasis of peace....

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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.

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