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northern thailand into norther laos

Posted by JamesHamblin on 9/4/2009 at 20:46

I understand there is a northern crossing into Laos from Thailand at Chiang Khong. I read somewhere that the northern part of Laos is dangerous for travellers. As im going alone i was wondering if anyone could tell me if this is true or is it false.


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Posted by somtam2000 on 11/4/2009 at 07:46 admin

Northern Laos dangerous for foreigners -- news to me. The northern crossing at Chiang Khong is a popular entrypoint to Laos -- I wouldn't worry.

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Posted by miniwalk on 14/4/2009 at 22:32

Don't worry

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Posted by MADMAC on 7/6/2009 at 23:49

There was a time about 40 years ago that this area was somewhat dangerous due to the number of illicit militias and drug traffickers operating there. But that time has passed. Drugs still move, but not with little armies attached to them.

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