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Border Crossing - Muang Khoua - Dien Bien Phu

Posted by redmill on 28/11/2007 at 08:47

Any info regarding this crossing would be appreciated.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 28/11/2007 at 11:31 admin

You can read about the Sop Hun/Tay Trang crossing (I assume that is the one you mean) in a couple of places on Travelfish - links below:
Visa and border crossings FAQ
Original report from Matam

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Posted by CatBa on 30/11/2007 at 17:23

Posted from within Vietnam.

Either way it is OK, now.

HOWEVER, you must obtain a VN visa BEFORE approaching border.

VN representation in Laos:

Consular Services
Thatluang Road
Tel: +856-(0)-21-413-400
Fax: +856-(0)-21-413-379

Consular Services
31 Ban Pha Bat Tinh
Pak Xe
Champassak Province
Tel: +856-(0)-31-21-2058
Fax: +856-(0)-31-21-2827

Consular Services
118 Si-Sa-Vang-Vong
Muong Khan-Tha-Bu-Li
Tel: +856-(0)-41-21-2418
Fax: +856-(0)-41-21-2182

BTW, if you extend your visa in VietNam (Tourist visas can be extended in most provincial capitals - other visas ONLY in Ha Noi, Da Nang and HCMC - do NOT pay in USD$ - all companies are required BY LAW to accept VN Dong AND the government will accept either USD$ OR VN Dong - just bought my residential permit by paying in VN Dong.

Finally, there are ATM's in both Dien Bien Phu and Son La.

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