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Crossing Le thanh border by motorbike
12th December, 2010
Since thereis not much information about crossing de Le Thanh border in Vietnam intoCambodia by motorbike. I’ll write down our experience with this bordercrossing.
First of aldon’t take any shortcuts in Vietnam, stick to the main road (ql14). We tried ashortcut and ended up in a police station in the middle of nowhere. We couldn’tgo futher and had to ride all the way back and take the 14 to Pleiku. The road we thought was quicker was 14C.
At Pleikutake the road to ‘La dom’ were the Le Thanh border is. The office is near tocompletion and the road towards the border is perfect. We parked the bike infront of the office and walked inside. We were pretty nervous ‘cause our visawas 1 day expired (because we had to ride back). There was no problem at all.After some checks they gave us the stamp and with a little warning for the nexttime (about the expiration) we could go. They didn’t checked the bike or theluggage. With the bike we ride about 50m and than our passport got checkedagain, but is was fine.
At theCambodian border it took a little bit longer. But no hassle at all. Again theydidn’t checked the bike or luggage. We bought the Cambodian visa there for thenormal fee (20$). And we could go through.
We spend nomore than one hour at the borders and not more money than the fee for the visa.Then the road to Banlung was perfect as well, better than most Vietnameseroads. It took us about one hour to get in Banlung.
So, for allwho want to go via this border crossing. It’s really good to do and withouthassle.
Note thatthe road from Banlung to Stung Treng is bad. It took us long time and make sureyou have a scarf for your mouth for all the dust.
I hope Igave some good value information for those who wanted it.
#1 Posted: 21/1/2011 - 21:36
Thanks Rik. That was helpful. My biggest question would have been about getting the bike across, but it seems like no problem.
#2 Posted: 23/1/2011 - 11:04
12th December, 2010
Not at all! Just smile your way through and nothing will happen.
(but, if you got a bad officer, that's always the guess...)
#3 Posted: 27/1/2011 - 21:40
20th February, 2011
Cheers Rik, I've been trawling through this website and GT-Rider after being told that I couldn't take my Vietnamese registered bike to Cambodia...Made me feel a lot better now I've seen something positive!
#4 Posted: 16/3/2011 - 11:14
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