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Thailand to Yunnan (China) border crossing - anyone with experience?

  • brucemoon

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    I'm planning a trip from Chiang Mai in Thailand to Yunnan in China.

    I understand there is a passenger boat from Chiang Sean in Thailand to Jinghong in China.

    Has anyone any details on this trip:

    * ie times, prices, etc.,

    * the border crossing requirements (eg. visa on arrival to China for an Australian, or is it necessary to pre-order), and

    * what 'problems' might need to be addressed along the way.

    Cheers (in advance)

    #1 Posted: 31/5/2009 - 09:17

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  • hawaiianlun-

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    Easy The boat only goes when the Mekong is high.

    The boat is a Speedboat. It is based in China. They were threatening to cancel the boat due to low water levels, so check if still operating.

    Lunch is provided.
    I forgot cost.
    It takes all day.
    No problems. It is a no brainer.

    #2 Posted: 20/7/2009 - 21:03

  • BruceMoon

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    I was hoping someone might know the place to contact in Thailand (ie Chiang Sean, I think) with whom I could discuss.

    And, also any immigration 'issues' when entering China.

    Any ideas?


    #3 Posted: 21/7/2009 - 06:10

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