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Biking from Vientiane to Buddha Park (Xieng Khuan)

  • mattcanter

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    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?


    #1 Posted: 27/12/2008 - 17:26

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  • somtam2000

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    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!

    #2 Posted: 29/12/2008 - 05:31

  • Rufus

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    You can buy some decent maps at Phimphone.

    #3 Posted: 29/12/2008 - 09:37

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