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Route 13

Posted by shanna on 23/2/2006 at 13:01

Can anyone tell me whether the road between Vientiane and Luang Prabang is still considered dangerous (as per Lonely Planet)?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 23/2/2006 at 17:15 admin

Posted from within Vietnam.

It is largely considered safe - the banditry and attacks that took place in the '90s and early 2000's appear to be a thing of the past. The buses still do occasionally carry an armed guard

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Posted by newboy on 26/2/2006 at 15:12

just travelled it. did have a man with an ak47 on the bus. but no probs, not even a breakdown!

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Posted by shanna on 4/3/2006 at 15:30

Thanks to somtam2000 and newboy - we are travellin that way tomorrow.

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