Jus wondering is there any visa required before entry into laos from thailand or is it visa on arrival???
Also whats the best route and mode traveling from chiang mai??
#1 eoinfitz has been a member since 22/6/2006. Posts: 7
No special requirements to my knowledge -- though if you're really concerned, I'd suggest contacting a Lao Embassy just to be sure.
Closest border crossing to Chiang Mai is the Chiang Khong/Huay Xai crossing -- there are direct buses from Chiang Mai or you can overnight at Chiang Rai.
More information on border crossings here.