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Travel Chiang Rai/Chiang Khong/Laos

Posted by GussieG on 9/9/2006 at 18:01

Am planning a trip to Laos this November, but am a bit short on time. What I would like to know is; if I fly into Chiang Rai airport mid afternoon, how easily/quickly could I make it to Chiang Khong the same day? And is it then easy enough to cross the border into Laos the following morning to catch the (slow) boat to Luang Prabang that day? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted by marianwarren on 10/9/2006 at 07:02

Hi GussieG

A bus leaves Chiang Rai bus station every 30 minutes to Chiang Khong. I don't know how long the 114km journey takes.

The border crossing is open 08.00 - 18.00.

Sorry I can't offer more info, won't be there until Nov myself .

Regards

Marian

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Posted by marianwarren on 10/9/2006 at 07:49

Hi again

Have just found out that the trip is 2 hours and buses run from 05.45 - 15.45 according to http://www.passplanet.com/Thailand/chiang_khong.htm.

Regards

Marian

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Posted by marianwarren on 10/9/2006 at 09:49

More info on buses

http://www.itisnet.com/english/asia/Thai/chiangkhoneg/e-t-ck.htm

Marian

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Posted by GussieG on 10/9/2006 at 17:45

Hi Marian,

Thanks for all the info! Very helpful

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Posted by pezarro on 18/9/2006 at 20:53

i am going with two friends to thailand but i really would like to do vietnam, thailand and india in 26 days whast do you suggest??????

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Posted by pezarro on 18/9/2006 at 20:54

i am going with two friends to thailand but i really would like to do vietnam, thailand and india in 26 days whast do you suggest??????

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Posted by Laura_B on 18/9/2006 at 22:28

26 days isn't very long to do all those countries, how will you be traveling?

Let us know & maybe someone can suggest an itinerary

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