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bordercrossing from cambodia to laos

Posted by hycoscine on 3/5/2006 at 19:55

i'm planning a trip to cambodia and laos this summer. but i'm starting to get worried about the bordercrossing from cambodia to laos. is it possible to get into laos that way? i've talked to the lao embassy in sweden and they said that the border was only for locals and not for internationell use. do they say that just to be on the safe side or is it true? i've read about people crossing the other way, from laos to cambodia, but nothing about going from cambodia to laos...

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Posted by somtam2000 on 3/5/2006 at 20:58 admin

Hi hycoscine,

Welcome to Travelfish!

Yes you can enter Laos through that crossing no problems at all -- people have been using it regularly for over two years now. You will need your visa in advance though -- you cannot get a Lao visa on entry at that crossing.

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Posted by kate3 on 4/5/2006 at 20:02

i am planning to go from laos to cam. is it easier to go by plane if i am going from north laos to PP, Cam -for visas and if i am slightly limited on time.
also, anyone know the kind of price of that sort of flight say from luang prabang?
great site by the way!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 4/5/2006 at 20:13 admin

Hi kate3,

Welcome to Travelfish -- glad you like the site!

If you're short of time and going from northern Laos to Cambodia, then it is certainly worth looking into flying. Lao Aviation fly from Vientiane to both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and that will be an awful lot faster than travelling overland. The fare is US$140 & 130 respectivly, though you may get better rates elsewhere. You'll need to get to Vientiane as Luang Prabang only links to Chiang Mai to my knowledge.

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