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Vietnam/Laos most Northern border crossing

  • TomHK

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    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

    #1 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 10:37

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  • TomHK

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    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?

    #2 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 10:45

  • wanderingcat

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

    #3 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 11:07

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    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!

    #4 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 11:42

  • TomHK

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    Thankyou both.

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

    Cheers.

    #5 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 18:47

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

    #6 Posted: 11/3/2010 - 14:13

  • dw504

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    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

    #7 Posted: 15/3/2011 - 15:35

  • dw504

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

    #8 Posted: 15/3/2011 - 15:39

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

    #9 Posted: 7/4/2011 - 09:55

  • caseyprich

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    No train between Laos and Vietnam.

    #10 Posted: 7/4/2011 - 11:06

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  • nipitiri

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    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.

    #11 Posted: 6/5/2011 - 00:12

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