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Pakse backpacker accommodation

Posted by muzzaf on 24/10/2017 at 09:03

If you are going to Pakse, for cheap backpacker accommodation, go to the area near the bridge on 13 st. That is where the Ute from the bus station drops you off.There are some half dozen or so good places around there, starting at 30 thousand kip. I got a single with my own bathroom for 40 thou kip.d ...

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Taxi / private car Luang Prabang to Vang Vieng

Posted by helenwilliams on 12/8/2016 at 19:31

Hi - how many hours driving time from LP to VV in a taxi / hire car? ...

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Vang Vieng Camping Community

Posted by neilenolix on 23/11/2015 at 20:39

The ultimate experience for nature lovers. Come camping in the beautiful countryside of Laos. Situated 6 km north of Vang Vieng on the banks ofthe Nam Song river and overlooked by the kaast mountains. Stay in our large tent which sleeps up to 14 people and is fully mosquito proofed. All bedding provided. Wash in the river and cook your food on open fires beneath the stars "“ generally a community meal is organized. This is a beautiful wooded site with great walks to the hidden valley, ...

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Laos Kip for Sale

Posted by pak_sowme on 8/10/2015 at 00:37

Hi All I just got back from Laos and have around 934,000 kip left over. I thought I'd be able to change it at the money changer at the airport in Laos but they were closed and in Bangkok they don't change Kip. 934,000 kip is approximately 165 SGD. This is much better value than withdrawing money within Laos itself. Or, at any money changers I've seen in Laos including the larger cities and capital. My contact is So let me know if you're interested. Thank Joyce ...

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SAE LAO Project and Restaurant

Posted by Vixsaelao on 21/8/2015 at 07:19

Near Vang Vieng, on the way to the Blue Lagoon and Tham Pou Kham Cave, the SAE LAO project is working to help the community and to show a different way of living. The three main goals of Education, Employment and Environment see the project undertaking a wide range of activities; from teaching English to running an organic farm and undertaking natural building projects. If you do not have time to volunteer, the restaurant income all goes back into the project. So by stopping by the restaurant ...

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Vang Vieng budget "camping" resort

Posted by neil1953 on 29/10/2009 at 00:04

If you are looking for an alternative experience to the "tubing, drinking and loud music" scene most associated with Vang Vieng then check out this new, cheap, and simply natural resort at: ...

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Backstreet Academy Luang Prabang & Vientiane

Posted by jamon919 on 6/1/2015 at 02:08

Backstreet Academy finds and creates the most unique travel experiences for travelers. We find local masters who are amazing at what they do and help them create one-of-a-kind tours or activities that you will not get anywhere else. We also believe in connecting with locals when you travel, as that is the best way to take in the culture of a city and human connections are whats most memorable when you travel. Whether its a wood carving master, a local fisherman or a national boxing champion, you ...

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Garavek: Traditional Storytelling Theatre (Luang Prabang)

Posted by Garavek on 2/12/2014 at 07:19

Garavek is a new company based in Luang Prabang, with the aim of promoting and preserving the local traditional stories - myths, legends, and folktales. Every evening, from 5-6pm, we present a selection of traditional Lao stories in our intimate theatre in Luang Prabang's historic old town. The stories are told in English, by a Lao storyteller, with the live musical accompaniment of the khene - the quintessential Lao folk instrument. Tickets (50,000 Kip) can be reserved from the Tourist Informa ...

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TAEC Boutique

Posted by TAEC on 31/7/2014 at 03:59

TAEC Boutique brings together quality handicrafts from 12 provinces of Laos. Centrally located on the main street in Luang Prabang in Ban Vat Sene, the boutique is a sister shop to the Museum Shop of the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre. Working directly with 33 different villages in 12 provinces, TAEC helps communities to retain their traditional knowledge about working with natural materials including bamboo, mulberry, cotton, silk, and hemp. Recognizing the need to support skilled ...

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Phontida Guest House Luang Prabang

Posted by GuySmileyMD on 7/3/2014 at 06:18

After walking around looking for a budget option in Luang Prabang and only seeing filthy smelly double rooms for around 70,000 kip, or good rooms for over 150,000, finally we stumbled across Phontida Guesthouse. 80,000 kip for a double room, Very Clean, attached bathroom. Quite close to town and just a stumble home from Utopia. Cheap delicious food on the menu, starting at $15,000 kip for a massive breakfast or lunch. Can't remember the name of the woman who ran the place but we called her Ma ...

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Guide and driver

Posted by photonomadvc on 22/1/2014 at 08:23

I am hoping to be in Luang Prabang or Vte on second week of March 2014 and I will need a driver and guide (At recession friendly prices I hope). I also would love some help on where is best to visit in a limited period with a view to taking some great pictures. I don't know whether to go to Vte or Luang Prabang as my base so some advice would help. On a side issue, I am a holistic healer and i teach massage so visiting some masseurs and maybe healers is also on my agenda, for this reason i wa ...

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Xieng Thong Guest House

Posted by PSChan on 4/1/2014 at 00:17

Nestled in the heart of Luang Prabang Old Town, Xiengthong Guesthouse is an ideal spot from which to discover Luang Prabang. Situated only 0.5 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Pak Khan Temple, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sop Sickharam. At Xiengthong Guesthouse, the excellent service and superior facilities make for ...

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garden of eden shop in luang pubang

Posted by gardenofeden1 on 24/12/2013 at 09:34

come vist luang pubang laos ----garden of eden ----and don't miss the quit side of the bamboo bridge where you will enjoy the chilled atmosphere, of near sabi restaurant and the beautiful creations of local artist ,teaching and creating jewelry made from beads and weaving styles learn some lao history as you drop bye and say hi to friendly friends and family. ...

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Fandee Guest House, Tad Lo Waterfall, Boloven Plateau

Posted by Fandee on 21/11/2013 at 23:02

A relax place with warm and friendly atmosphere for a really good time to enjoy the Lao Style life ! We have nice bungalows with fan, balcony & hammock, private bathroom and hot shower. We can also offer : - Lao and international food (no MSG) - Pick up service - Free Internet and wifi - Laundry service - Petanque - Motorbike rental service Check on our website for more informations : ...

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Mandala Ou Resort -- Nong Khiaw

Posted by Veritrope on 4/11/2013 at 03:00

Here's one more for the "Laos Additions" file: Just came back from a night in Nong Khiaw where we stayed at a place called the Mandala Ou Resort. Lauren and I were invited as part of a group to help the owners work out the kinks during their opening week. We paid for our stay, albeit at a slight discount because the place is new and they wanted to get our feedback. Location was beautiful -- right on the Ou River with a view of a huge limestone cliff. We stayed in a bungalow which f ...

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Luang Prabang Yoga

Posted by Veritrope on 4/11/2013 at 02:44

Was looking through the content on Luang Prabang and noticed there wasn't a listing for Luang Prabang Yoga... not that I am a practitioner, mind you, but figure a fair number of Travelfish readers would probably be interested! In any event, Luang Prabang Yoga ( is a cooperative which runs classes all over town: Some by the river at Utopia and Ock Pop Tok, some at local hotels. (I think one-on-one classes are also offered). Prices are pretty cheap -- the mos ...

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Riverside Boutique Resort, Vang Vieng: #1 on TripAdvisor and first luxury hotel in Vang Vieng

Posted by svriverside on 16/8/2013 at 13:03

Opened just a year ago, Riverside Boutique Resort is the ideal place to stay in Vang Vieng for travellers in search of an exclusive and quiet gateway. This luxury property is located on the banks ofthe Nam Song, with a truly spectacular backdrop of limestone mountains and rice paddies. Its central swimming pool surrounded by a manicured garden is one ofthe most impressive and enjoyable in Laos. The 2 suites and 32 rooms are bright, spacious and well appointed, with original decors inspired by 8 ...

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Laos 2 week itinerary review and suggestions please

Posted by BlingDiva on 23/7/2013 at 18:19

Hi I'm a new member on Travelfish. I've traveled all around Asia and our next destination is Laos. We are going in November for two weeks. I was hoping to get some feedback on my itinerary. We already have purchased tix and used the discovery pass as well. Here's what I've got please feel free to comment and make suggestions. Thanks in advance. Nov. 17: Land in BKK at 6:30 AM take 9:30AM Bangkok Air to LP land around 12 Hang out and relax for the rest of the day walk around town Nov. 18 T ...

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Sanhak guesthouse

Posted by Inthong on 18/6/2013 at 04:26

Sanhak guest house, Ban Nahin (On the edge of town near Inthapaya guest house), ☎ +856 20 22334691; +856 20 55858159 (, [2]. checkout: 10 am. Quality room with attached bathroom in a secluded setting, Double rooms including television, air-conditioning, fan, private bathroom with hot water and comfortable beds. Ideal for couples or those looking for a comfortable mattress after a long day on the back of a motorbike. from 60,000kip for fan and 100,000 Kip for airc ...

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Loang Phabang to Hoi An?

Posted by Rainbird on 24/11/2010 at 18:07

My wife (both retired but fit) and I have about 7 weeks in Asia travelling independently. Arrive KL 9th Dec leave from KL 23 Jan. We've booked to Hanoi for Monday 13th Dec and intend to spend about 5/6 days in the city to include a 2 day one night tour on Ha Long Bay. After that we plan on Luang Probang (probably fly) but then we want to travel overland down through Laos and come out at a border crossing near our next intended stop Hoi An . We can't figure this part out - I guess we need a mix ...

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