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Is there still a curfew in Laos?

Posted by MADMAC on 19/8/2009 at 02:24

My counsin in Vientiane told me there's a midnight curfew in Laos. Is that still in effect and is it enforced at all?

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Posted by chrispyrolls on 19/8/2009 at 02:42

i remember most things did close early in Feb... then again i was getting up at about 6 everyday so was not that bothered

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Posted by MADMAC on 19/8/2009 at 02:58

I'm a night guy - as witnessed that it's now almost 3 am and I am on the computer. So a curfew would be a great irritant to me as I enjoy nightlife.

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Posted by Rufus on 19/8/2009 at 08:33

A curfew means you have to be off the streets at a certain time. There is no such curfew. Your cousin is full of crap.
If you are talking about closing times, may bars close at 11 or 12. Some discos stay open a lot later.

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Posted by somsai on 19/8/2009 at 21:35

Your cousin knows you well and is taking your threat to visit very seriously.

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Posted by MADMAC on 20/8/2009 at 03:01

"If you are talking about closing times, may bars close at 11 or 12. Some discos stay open a lot later."

Bottom line, there is no curfew, and you can stay out as long as you like. Correct?

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Posted by Tilapia on 20/8/2009 at 06:57

A few months ago I was staying out for as long as I liked. Though there was absolutely no reason to. Nothing was ever open, nobody was out, the streets were empty. There could have been a curfew for all I knew. Sure felt like there was one. Sometimes it felt that way in the daytime, too.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/8/2009 at 06:59 admin

somsai LOL

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Posted by Rufus on 20/8/2009 at 07:48

"Bottom line, there is no curfew, and you can stay out as long as you like. Correct?"

Yes, though you may be the only one on the street. Vte gets pretty quiet after 11.00pm unless you go to someone's party.

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Posted by MADMAC on 20/8/2009 at 18:15

Savankhet was the same way - nightlife was not very good. I've heard that since the new Casino opened it's better now, but I haven't been there since then, so I can't confirm. I enjoy quality nightlife so not having any is a major drawback for me.

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