Apologies if this is a stupid question, but i will be in northern Laos just before Christmas and plan to do the route from Muang Khua to Dien Bien Phu - am I right in assuming that all the buses will still run daily, on Christmas eve and the days leading up to it? ( I know it's not really celebrated, but just wanted to check!!)
#1 natalieh3005 has been a member since 25/11/2010. Posts: 3
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Natalieh3005, I am going that way in a couple of days I know the road from here to Muang Khua is good, basically flat, paved all the way but with lots of turns. Three hours and a bit normally. I can send you an up date from DBP when I arrive or after a few days.
#3 topogene88 has been a member since 30/12/2008. Posts: 11
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Thank you for you post here!
I've just come back from Laos to my country via Viet Nam & China after 2 months of travelling.
Oct.2009 when i travelled from DBP to Muang Khua, the new road in Lao side was still under construction and since then till today i haven't heard and read any news how the road construction is , but just now i confirmed it's completion reading your post.
Next Feburuary i'll travel Laos and Viet Nam and i'll cross this border from Lao side.
Thank you one more time!
#4 tf_geckozy has been a member since 2/9/2008. Posts: 82
I mis-read #3 post because i'm not good at English so i easily misunderstand quite often even in your easy English.
It seems to me that the construction of the new road at Lao side has been still under onstruction since at least Oct.2009 when i saw it. If it's so, the road from Muang Khua to Lao border is still bad, especially after heavy raining between Muang Khua and Muang May.
March next year, i'll cross this border from Lao side.
#5 tf_geckozy has been a member since 2/9/2008. Posts: 82
Is the bridge in Muang Khua open? Or, is it still necessary to take the ferry? Ferry is nice local color but a hassle and expensive if you have to cross back and forth each day. Plus, arrival at any hour that is not judged to be convenient to the boat pilot results in heavy sur-charge.
#6 jim1833 has been a member since 4/12/2011. Posts: 1