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Vietnam/Laos most Northern border crossing

Posted by TomHK on 10/3/2010 at 10:37

Hi there,

My friend and I are doing Vietnam South to North, with our last or one of our last stop off points being Sapa.

So I was wondering what is the most northern point I can enter Laos from Vietnam, and how easy is it to get there from Sapa?

Much Appreciated,
Tom

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Posted by TomHK on 10/3/2010 at 10:45

Sorry to double post. I have just been reading up about it and it looks like the Tay Trang crossing is the most Northern, would anybody be able to confirm this?

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Posted by wanderingcat on 10/3/2010 at 11:07

yup. there's one daily bus from Dien Bien Phu to Muang Khua via this border crossing.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 10/3/2010 at 11:42 admin

Worth noting that the road on the Lao side is in appalling condition due to extensive roadworks. A week or so ago the trip from Dien Bien to Muang Khua was taking 10-12 hours by bus.

Have fun!

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Posted by TomHK on 10/3/2010 at 18:47

Thankyou both.

somtam2000, do you know when these road works are expected to finish?

Cheers.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/3/2010 at 14:13 admin

No I don't know sorry. The people I talked to at Muang Khua described the road works as completely rearranging the landscape...

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Posted by dw504 on 15/3/2011 at 15:35

Hey,
I know this is an old post but I saw on this site:
http://traveltolaostips.blogspot.com/2009/05/lao-border-crossing.html

that there are no visas issued at the border. I'm planning to cross into Laos from Vietnam. Is this true that you can't get a laos visa from this crossing?

Thanks

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Posted by dw504 on 15/3/2011 at 15:39

I think i'm mistaken.
You can't get a visa entering vietnam at this crossing but you can get a laos visa

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Posted by danielleandmike on 7/4/2011 at 09:55

We were thinking of crossing the border Laos vietnam is this possible by train or bus only? thanks.

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Posted by caseyprich on 7/4/2011 at 11:06

No train between Laos and Vietnam.

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Posted by nipitiri on 6/5/2011 at 00:12

No train in Laos at all (except for a small strech near Khone Falls) :)
Bus goes from Dien Bien Phu to Muang Khua and vice versa every day.

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