I was reading about ATMs in Laos, but most threads are very old, how is situation now in places like Luang nam tha, luang prabang, vang vieng?
#1 Ignas has been a member since 24/9/2010. Posts: 16
Luang Namtha has a BCEL ATM (maybe two now) across from the Manychan guesthouse at the new BCEL bank (I sat at the guesthouse and watched them building it in March 2009). Luang Prabang has at last count around 8-10 ATMs and Vang Vieng has 3 or 4 of them. They're popping up like mushrooms in most travel destinations. Heads-up about some backpacker hotspots such as Non Khiaw which still don't have that facility. So you're right to ask and should anticipate as per the out-lying areas and if/where in doubt carry enough viable cash to get through the next few days.
BCEL ATM locations listed here
And there are many from various banks in Vientiane.
Well, I suppose it is possible that the information on the webpage is out of date, but Bob's link is to the BCEL website's ATM locator page with today's date on it. That's about as current as one can get.
Thanks Bob, no worries now :)
#4 Ignas has been a member since 24/9/2010. Posts: 16