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How far is the Thai Embassy from VIentiane City Center?

  • rayvaz

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    I am going to be staying in Vientiane (City Center) and was wondering where the Thai Embassy is located because I need to apply for a non-immigrant Thai visa. I saw the map of Vientiane and it says the Thai Visa office is 4kms away (lower right hand corner)? http://www.travelfish.org/map_detail/laos/vientiane_and_surrounds/vientiane/vientiane/75

    Has anyone done this before? If so, what's the best way to get there?

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 4/12/2008 - 00:30

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  • somtam2000

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    Just take a tuk tuk from downtown out to the visa dept -- they all know where it is.

    #2 Posted: 4/12/2008 - 06:01

  • somsai

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    Probably ten or twenty minutes on a bike from the river or an hour walking. It's between the Lao Arc de Triumph and the national symbol Tat Luang. Big crowds.

    Map
    http://hobomaps.com/VientianeCentralMap.htm

    #3 Posted: 4/12/2008 - 11:34

  • Rufus

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    One hours walking??!! Somsai, you must be the world's slowest walker. Its about a 15-20 min walk from Korb Jai Der, a 5 minute tuk tuk ride.

    #4 Posted: 4/12/2008 - 19:29

  • somsai

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    I've never walked it, have you? I rode a rental single speed bike and it took a while. Normaly motorcyle never tuk tuk.

    #5 Posted: 4/12/2008 - 20:07

  • Rufus

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    "I've never walked it, have you? "

    Yeah often - centre of town to Vientiane College.

    #6 Posted: 5/12/2008 - 07:51

  • wanderingcat

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    20-25min walk (cats have short legs) from Ban Mixay area...walked Ban Mixay-Pha That Luang & back a couple of times (~40min one way if fine weather & no chatting with friends).

    #7 Posted: 5/12/2008 - 09:06

  • rayvaz

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    Thanks for the info everyone!
    Btw, does anyone have any recommendations on where to eat in Vientiane?

    #8 Posted: 5/12/2008 - 14:53

  • Rufus

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    Eat? depends what you want....Lao food Kua Lao for really good food, riverbank for ok food.
    French Le Central is hard to beat for a quality meal; my locals are Le Provencal and Le Terrace.

    #9 Posted: 5/12/2008 - 16:15

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