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Huay Xai to Luang Nam Tha

Posted by pauljaymes on 16/7/2006 at 00:11


A friend has recommended to do the bus journey from the Thai border at Huay Xai to Luang Nam Tha rather than the boat to LNT or Luang Prabang, which is by all accounts a pretty dodgy trip. However, I'm a little concerned that this advice is based on dry season travel - does anyone have any (recent) experience of th8e HX to LNT road in the wet? Is it still preferable to the boat?


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Posted by womblefur on 17/7/2006 at 17:08

I don't know about the bus but the boat trip was awful!!! As was the nights stay Pack Beng!! The trip is scenic for about an hour and after that its just a test of indurance mainly eased by bear Laos (take your own on board).


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Posted by pauljaymes on 19/7/2006 at 00:11

Yes Jeni, that does seem to match up with the other accounts I've heard. I'm currently planning to do the bus option; it should at least be over more quickly than the boat!

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Posted by pauljaymes on 29/7/2006 at 22:22

Having just done the boat (arrived in LP today) it isn't so bad really. I might write a report in the trip reports section sometime. The beer Laos did help though so thanks for the tip.

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