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How far is the Thai Embassy from VIentiane City Center?

Posted by rayvaz on 4/12/2008 at 00:30

I am going to be staying in Vientiane (City Center) and was wondering where the Thai Embassy is located because I need to apply for a non-immigrant Thai visa. I saw the map of Vientiane and it says the Thai Visa office is 4kms away (lower right hand corner)? https://www.travelfish.org/map_detail/laos/vientiane_and_surrounds/vientiane/vientiane/75

Has anyone done this before? If so, what's the best way to get there?

Thanks!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 4/12/2008 at 06:01 admin

Just take a tuk tuk from downtown out to the visa dept -- they all know where it is.

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Posted by somsai on 4/12/2008 at 11:34

Probably ten or twenty minutes on a bike from the river or an hour walking. It's between the Lao Arc de Triumph and the national symbol Tat Luang. Big crowds.

Map
http://hobomaps.com/VientianeCentralMap.htm

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Posted by Rufus on 4/12/2008 at 19:29

One hours walking??!! Somsai, you must be the world's slowest walker. Its about a 15-20 min walk from Korb Jai Der, a 5 minute tuk tuk ride.

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Posted by somsai on 4/12/2008 at 20:07

I've never walked it, have you? I rode a rental single speed bike and it took a while. Normaly motorcyle never tuk tuk.

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Posted by Rufus on 5/12/2008 at 07:51

"I've never walked it, have you? "

Yeah often - centre of town to Vientiane College.

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Posted by wanderingcat on 5/12/2008 at 09:06

20-25min walk (cats have short legs) from Ban Mixay area...walked Ban Mixay-Pha That Luang & back a couple of times (~40min one way if fine weather & no chatting with friends).

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Posted by rayvaz on 5/12/2008 at 14:53

Thanks for the info everyone!
Btw, does anyone have any recommendations on where to eat in Vientiane?

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Posted by Rufus on 5/12/2008 at 16:15

Eat? depends what you want....Lao food Kua Lao for really good food, riverbank for ok food.
French Le Central is hard to beat for a quality meal; my locals are Le Provencal and Le Terrace.

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