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Bungva Lake

Lying on the outskirts of the city is Bungva Lake, the largest lake in Savannakhet where visitors can enjoy a lazy afternoon with friends, sipping local drinks while admiring the scenery.

Bungva lake is a proof of the creativity of the people of Savannakhet — apart from being a source of water to nearby farms, several restaurants have been built near the lake which eventually made the lake a favorite tourist destination and a popular place for local festivals. Stay in one of the restaurants and enjoy the delectable Lao food or you can lie down in a make-shift hut where you can savour the serene atmosphere ever present in the place. Just a bike ride away from the centre of Savannakhet, Bungva Lake is also perfect for activities such as relaxing boat rides, and sunset watching.



Bungva Lake is located in the outskirts of Savannakhet, Laos.


Opening Days and Hours

The lake can be accessed anytime. Restaurants are open daily from 9:00 to 21:00.


Entry Fee and Bookings

No entrance fee is required.


How to Get There

  • Fly from Vientiane to Savannakhet via Lao Airlines.
  • From the airport, board a tuk-tuk to the town centre.
  • Rent a bicycle, ask the tourism office for direction, and bike all the way to Bungva Lake.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

Suggested duration in Bungva Lake is 2-3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

The best time to visit Bungva Lake is during the morning, between 9:00 to 12:00, and during the late afternoon 15:00 to 18:00.



  • Biking
  • Boat Ride



After touring the lake, grab some cold drink and hefty meals from the restaurants near the lake.


Nearby Attractions

  • That Ing Stupa
  • Night Market
  • Dinosaur Museum



Savannakhet has plenty of hotels and guesthouses that cater to every budget. Nearby accommodations such as Rattanasawan Hotel, Hoongthip Hotel, and Sala Savan Guesthouse, Leena’s Guesthouse, Savan Phattana Guesthouse, and Joli Guesthouse have rates that range from USD 10 to USD 200.

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