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Luang Prabang

Posted by JamesHamblin on 10/4/2009 at 17:25

I am entering Laos at the Chiang Khong/houayxai border, and getting the slow boat down to Luang Prabang. This is where im stuck. I only want a flying visit through Laos and want to head on towards vietnam, starting in Hanoi. I have looked everywhere for bus routes or train routes towards any of the border crossings such as Tay Trang or Na Meo cant find anything. Also if anyone can help with onwards routes from these borders towards Hanoi.


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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2009 at 08:02 admin

Take a look at the Visa and border crossing FAQ -- it is long, but most of the info is in there.

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Posted by gingermark on 17/4/2009 at 18:11

Posted from within Vietnam.

Just FYI you can fly direct from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, if that helps.

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Posted by Archmichael on 26/4/2009 at 10:43

If time is short, you'll want to fly. The other option is bus, which takes longer and has some drawbacks. There is no train service in Lao.

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Posted by brucemoon on 27/4/2009 at 15:33


If time is short, just DO NOT cross into Vietnam by road.

Please see my post "ROAD DISASTER' to comprehend why.


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