New bridge Chiang Khong - Huay Xai
I knew I should have bought that plot of land in Chiang Khong back in 1994 when funding for the bridge was first announced. Then the Asian economic crisis hit in '97 and the baht plummeted and the bridge project was shelved. Now nearly 20 years later it's just about finished and will open "later" this year. How will it affect the local economy and tourism? Since the bridge is actually about 10 km away from the two towns will they benefit or suffer as a result? Will those "slow boats" still seem like such a novelty when the first thing they do is pass under a brand spanking new bridge? And about those crazy Chinese truck drivers (only thing that makes driving in Laos dangerous). The region will be getting a wakeup.
#1 Posted: 17/6/2013 - 06:00
Add your reply
You need to be logged in to add a reply.
Not a member? you can join here.
|Possibly related discussions||Replies||Views||Latest reply|
|Chiang Khong to Huay Xai....visas ...||2||2948||13 Jun 2006|
|Visa At Chiang Khong or Huay Xai ...||1||4657||3 Apr 2007|
|Stay in Huay Xai or Chiang Khong ...||1||5265||16 Sep 2007|
|Chiang khong Huay xai crossing ...||3||4163||21 Mar 2010|
|Chiang Rai to Huay Xai/Chiang Khong and on to Pakbeng. ...||4||9784||18 Jun 2009|
|Border Crossing: Huay Xai / Chiang Khong ...||0||6628||20 Apr 2009|
|Tips for crossing Chiang Khong and Huay Xai border? ...||5||3704||11 Mar 2013|
|Crossing from Thailand to Laos via Chiang Khong - Huay Xai ...||5||6497||17 Jul 2011|
|Crossing the Thailand/Laos border at Chiang Khong/Huay Xai w/ bicycles - February 8, 2013 ...||2||3834||25 Mar 2013|
|Advice Needed: Bangkok-Chiang Mai-Maesai (Tachileik)-Chiang Rai-Chiang Khong-Huey Xai ...||4||2872||15 May 2012|