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Aranyaprathet to Ventiane overland?

  • textibule

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    Hello all.

    Been reading the great info on this site about going from BKK to Siam Reap via Aranyaprathet which I plan doing mid-january 2011. When I'm done in SR, I was considering going back to Aranyaprathet and then, if such a thing exists, taking a bus from there into Nong Khai , just before the Laos border at Vientiane. My objective is to avoid going back to BKK just in order to catch the train that exists to Nong Khai and on through the Laos leg of my trip.

    Any thoughts? Is this a silly way to do it? TIA

    #1 Posted: 28/11/2010 - 20:45

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  • Lother

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    It's possible for sure, but as far as I know there aren't any direct buses Aran - Nong Khai, so you'd need to change buses at least once, maybe twice. I've taken a bus from Buriram to Aran via Nakhon Ratchasima, so buses to Nakhon should be available at least, and from there you should be able to get one to Nong Khai, changing again at Udon Thani if necessary.

    #2 Posted: 16/1/2011 - 01:56

  • idreamofdur-

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    You definitely don't need to go all the way back to Bangkok. I did a similar route once but in the reverse order.

    The nearest big city to Aranya Prather is Nakhon Ratchasima (aka Korat), so head there first. If you're lucky you'll get a direct bus to Vientiane (I think there's only 1 a day), otherwise there will be plenty of buses to Khon Khaen/Udon Thai/Nong Khai where you can change buses again.

    #3 Posted: 16/1/2011 - 10:19

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    Why do you hate Cambodia?

    #4 Posted: 17/1/2011 - 10:11

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