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Laos - Cambodia vs. Laos - Thailand - Cambodia & loas border question

  • zachmoore

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    Hi, traveling laos to cambodia in end of january or feb. I see that visas are available at the border there or we can get e-visa's and cross at poipet. Considering travel time/hassles and visa time/hassles, is it easier to go through thailand down to poipet and cross there or is the laos - cambodia border ok. Our ultimate, immediate goal is Siem Reap so...

    Also, it's possible to get the laos visa on arrival at chang rai - is it easier/cheaper just to get this before hand or do this on arrival. One book I read said that the on arrival visas have to be sent down to Khon Kaen and that has to take some time but the book was a few years old - so have things changed significantly or would it just make our lives simplier to get it before we come?

    Thanks,
    Zach.

    #1 Posted: 16/12/2007 - 10:36

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    If you're going to be in southern Laos anyway, than use the Laos/Cambodia crossing. It's pretty straightforward/ You can read all about the Laos/Cambodia border here.

    Second question, I'm assuming you mean Chiang Khong (crossing into Laos at Huay Xai) -- if that is where you mean then a visa on arrival is easy and straightforward.

    #2 Posted: 17/12/2007 - 06:34

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