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Border Crossing: Huay Xai / Chiang Khong

Posted by brucemoon on 20/4/2009 at 21:16

Posted from within Vietnam.


The Travelfish details on the Laos border crossings for Huay Xai / Chiang Khong are outdated.

The river crossing is now 40baht, but!!!!

The ticket sellers now impose an extra 10baht for any bag (whatever size) being carried by a farang (foreigner).

So, the full ferry cost is 40baht.

At the Laos border, the immigration staff impose a US1 or 40baht fee. You cannot escape this fee.

If you arrive at the weekend, it is called a 'weekend fee'. If you arrive after 4pm, it is called an 'after hours fee'. If you arrive during a weekday before 4pm, it is called a 'processing fee'.

See also my post re: Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong.

20 April 2009


#1 brucemoon has been a member since 27/12/2008. Location: Australia. Posts: 1,941

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