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Entering Laos from Thailand (Overland)

  • dharmakaya

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    Since I will have only about 10 days in the region(Laos&Cambo) I would need to fly a leg or 2 I reckon.. Id like to keep it to the bear minimum though.

    Need advise on best and fastest overland travel :

    From Phuket I thought Id stop in ChangMai for 2 days while heading upto Laos. Iv found that there is a train from Surat Thani which goes upto Chang Mai if I hop of to switch trains along the way (bypass Bangkok).

    Laos itinerary looks to be :

    Luang Prabhang ****
    Vang Viang **
    Vientiane ***
    Don Dhet****

    The number of * represent how important the place is on my itinerary.

    From there on I want to get into Cambodia for which I will start a discussion in the Cambo section.

    #1 Posted: 25/5/2008 - 18:23

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    Train from Surat to Chiang Mai will pass through Bangkok.

    In ten days you're going to be moving pretty quickly. Remember Chiang Mai to LP takes two days (unless you fly), LP to VTE is a day and VTE to Si Phan Don is at least a day.

    #2 Posted: 27/5/2008 - 17:18

  • rayc101

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    Hi dharmakaya

    I have my Laos visa, and will get a Cambodia visa in Bangkok.

    I'm travelling by train from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani on 10 June, and heading for Paxse (Laos)next day. Then to Champasak via boat and bus, then to Cambodia border by bus, and ultimately to Phnom Penh by slow boat.

    If we catch up, we'll have a beer Lao. If we don't I'll have one for you while soaking up the Mekong sunsets, and the heady smell of Boeng Kak Lake.


    #3 Posted: 28/5/2008 - 17:57

  • dharmakaya

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    Maybe we will cross paths who knows. Im still toying with different routes. Now you have given me another option too :)

    #4 Posted: 30/5/2008 - 10:53

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