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Biking from Vientiane to Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)

Posted by mattcanter on 27/12/2008 at 17:26

Anyone ever ride a bicycle from Vientiane to the Buddha Park? I know it is about 20 km and the bus takes about 1 hour, but sounds like a great bike trip. Is it a difficult ride?

We have not found a good map of the area. Is it easy to find the way?

Also, any other recommendatiuons for longer bike rides around Vientiane?

Thanks.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 29/12/2008 at 05:31 admin

Hi Matt,

It's not a difficult ride at all -- and easy to find the way, though the best bit is after passing the bridge across to Thailand as before that the traffic is a little heavy.

There may be a back way using minor roads, though I don't know if that is the case -- would suggest asking around once in Vientiane .

Longer bike rides -- you could go further east to Ban Pako and hang out there for a day or three and visit the National park etc -- Ban Pako is around 50km from Vientiane .

Hope that helps!

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Posted by Rufus on 29/12/2008 at 09:37

You can buy some decent maps at Phimphone.

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