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Getting from Vietiane to Kong Lo cave?

  • Badgerboyjon

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    Hi guys

    Massive apologies if this has been asked before, I have looked and can't find the exact answer I need so here goes...

    We are currently in Vientiane and have to stay here to sort an extended Thai Visa for later in the trip. We really don't want to stay here any longer than we have to so wanted to try and get to Kong Lo or Ban Khoun Kam after we have picked up our visa (which we can only do between 1-3 in the afternoon.)

    We have asked around and there is only one direct bus to Kong Lo that leaves at 10am so that doesn't work. We were considering getting on an afternoon bus to Tha Khaek (if there are such things) and getting off at the junction to route 8 but were wondering if this would be wise as it will be dark when we get there and there is no guarantee of being able to get from that junction to where we need to go. Has anyone done this before, or does anyone know of any other ways to get there?

    Any help will be much appreciated, thanks in advance!

    #1 Posted: 5/2/2013 - 04:44

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  • dmcbane

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    Even after dark, you will almost certainly be able to get a ride at the junction. Songthaew run until pretty late and they know that people will be getting off the buses from Vientiane. Someone will be there to give you a ride, as they would not pass up an opportunity to make some money. If you need more information about getting to Kong Lo Cave, you can try this Kong Lo travel guide.

    #2 Posted: 16/2/2013 - 11:11

  • altmtl

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    I love Kong Lo - stayed for 3 days... ::)

    #3 Posted: 16/2/2013 - 21:56

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