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Bikes banned from roads in Luang Prabang

  • marakusch

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    #1 Posted: 24/1/2008 - 17:01

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  • marakusch

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    Since my last time being here things have changed a bit and bikes have disappeared pretty much from the roads...substituted by TukTuks. I am not sure if this is a long term decision but anyways I had quite a few problems finding a mountain bike. Companies said it was forbidden by the government.

    Also the police stopped a few travelers asking them where they got their bikes...

    I really hope this will change but som friends have told me it is a real law...same as not beeing able to rent motorbikes (officially)

    Thanks and let me know if you know more about it

    #2 Posted: 24/1/2008 - 17:04

  • KPTham1

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    Posts: 52

    Yes, things have changed in LP. We were in LP in Dec 06 and Dec 07. 2nd time round , not only did we see more motorcycles but also MPVs not previously seen in DEc 06. The night market also sold more commercially made items similar to those in Chiangmai. I think LP is good for another visit within the next 2 year, after that it will most probably be off my list of places to visit. Pity . my first visit to LP took me more than 2 years in the planning.

    #3 Posted: 24/3/2008 - 23:27

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