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Crossing from Chiang Mai to Laos

Posted by santsingh on 8/8/2006 at 18:16

Hi All, I know that there has been information given about crossing from Chiang Mai into Laos, but my husband and I are totally new to this area and would like some specific help. We arrive in Chiang Mai (flying from Kuala Lumpur) on Tuesday morning about 10.00. We want to cross straight into Laos. We already have our visas. Can anyone please give us detailed advice on how we would go about doing this, eg: when we get out of airport, what transport should we jump onto, where should we chan ...

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Posted by heavanse on 2/3/2010 at 23:30

I've been trying to obtain a Visa Code from They keep referring to a pax. What is a pax? ...

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Vietnam Visa

Posted by LNR on 4/1/2010 at 16:38

Hey people, Long time reader first time poster. I'm in the final stages of setting up a 6 week SEA trip, departing on the 14th Jan. I realise i've left it to the last minute, but i need to arrange my Vietnam visa. I'm only in Bangkok for two days, then travelling overland to Chiang Mai, and onto Luang Prabang where we'll fly to Hanoi. What is my best option, in your experience, to obtain my visa before i hit Vietnam? Thanks guys! ...

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Cambodian e-Visa/ On Arrival Visa

Posted by natwest on 9/3/2008 at 14:42

Hi, Has anyone used both visa options before? e-Visa is $25 while the On Arrival is only $20, so what is the major difference between the two, except being more convenient? I don't quite see why I have to pay $5 more for "processing" Is the queue for the visa always long and the staff worked snail slow? Thanks. ...

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Lao visa on arrival now available at the Cambodian/Lao border

Posted by somtam2000 on 1/3/2010 at 16:20

Thanks to Travelling Two for the heads up on this. This cycling blog along with a couple of threads on Thorntree note that Lao visa on arrival is now available at the overland crossing between Cambodia and Laos. Cost is reportedly US$35 for most nationalities, $42 for Canadians. I'll update the other sections of the site regarding this in a couple of days. Cheers ...

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Thai Tourist Visa - Double Entry

Posted by andrewmr on 6/2/2010 at 06:23

Hello Travelfish! I will be traveling through SE Asia shortly - flying into Bangkok then going overland to Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and back into Thailand by land. On my first trip to Thailand I plan to be there less than 30 days, so I could simply use the 30-day visa-exemption to get in, however, I don't have an outbound flight. I've heard that the main problem with the 'proof of onward travel' is that the airlines may deny boarding, not that Thai immigration will deny entry. On my second tr ...

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Visas On-Arrival at Laos/Cambodia Border!?

Posted by cheeco on 9/12/2009 at 15:26

Hi Everyone, We are in Siem Reap right now and a guy at out hotel is telling us (after a few phone calls) that as of just recently, people are no longer required to have a Laos Visa in advance when arriving at the Laos/Cambodia border from the Cambodia side. Every book/ website page I have read states the exact opposite, and the only place to get a Laos Visa in in Phnom Pehn. I am just wondering if anyone else has run into this?! We are definitely going to go around to other travel agent ...

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free 30 days, reenter.

Posted by joey75 on 8/2/2010 at 03:41

Ok, I think I got this now, and that my free 30days will be enough, but if someone could confirm i would be happy. :) I'm going to Thailand on 17th of May, I will clear immigration and stay in thailand for maybe 1 day upon my arrival. Then I will continue my travel to Philipines and stay there for about 10 days. I will then travel back to Thailand (by Air)and stay there until 24th of June. Will my 30day free visa be enough for this? I will not stay in Thailand for my than 30 days tota ...

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vietnam visa phnom penh Tet holiday

Posted by sayadian on 6/2/2010 at 15:16

Can anyone out there who is getting a visa for vietnam in Phnom Penh find out the first day the embassy is back open after the Tet holiday. Much appreciated. ...

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Hanoi to Luang Prabang - where to cross?

Posted by jack2408 on 2/2/2010 at 20:59

looking to go to laos from hanoi, just wondering where is the best place to cross and how long it takes? can you also get the visas on the border as well? jack ...

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Will the Cham Yeam & Hat Lek thai/ cambodian border be open over Chinese New years????

Posted by tessarichardson09 on 4/2/2010 at 13:45

Hi there! I'm hoping to cross over from Ko Khong (Cambodia) to Ko Chang (Thailand) around the 15th of Feb. Chinese New years is on the 14th, will this create any disruption to the border crossing? Any help would be great. Cheers ...

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Anybody obtained a Visa on arrival at Koh Kong??

Posted by patrickien on 2/2/2010 at 04:33

I'm hoping to travel through Koh Kong at the end of the month, 'cos of hassel with my credit card i can't apply for an E visa! has anybody been through the Koh Kong immagration recently and paid with dollars?? if so was it a lot of hassel ?? do's anybody know if it's easy to get a visa in Bangkok ??( my starting point) all advice would be welcome! ...

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Visa and border crossing by train HELP PLEASE!!

Posted by wardadg on 30/1/2010 at 00:25

Hello everyone. I was wondering if anyone could help me. I'll try and make this as simple as possible. Basically I fly into Hanoi on the 8th April and depart from Bangkok on the 15th July. The plan is to visit Vietnam for a month, Cambodia for 15 days and Thailand for 1.5 months. We will be travelling by train from Vietnam into Cambodia, and from Cambodia into Thailand by train. Does anyone have any tips for crossing points and arrival/departure desitantions. However, my main confusi ...

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Do they allow foreigners to cross the border in Muangsing?

Posted by majestea on 29/1/2010 at 03:04

Do they allow foreigners to cross the border in Muangsing? Please Help. Thanks Thank you ...

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Getting to Xa Xia from HCMC

Posted by Sproglet on 24/1/2010 at 19:52

I'm planning to use this border crossing to spend some time in Kep before moving onto Siem Reap. Does anyone know the best way to get to Xa Xia from HCMC? I assume there must be buses but I don't seem to be able to find much info. If anyone has any advice it would be muc appreciated :) Cheers ...

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Cambodia to Thailand border crossing

Posted by Missis on 8/9/2009 at 18:39

Hello I have been reading about the problems going from Thailand to Cambodia using the Poipet crossing, however we are doing it in reverse - are there any issues going from Cambodia to Thailand? We will be going from BK to Laos to Cambodia back into Thailand within 19 days so assuming there won't be a problem with visas? Thanks for your help - there is so much information on this site that sometimes I can't see the wood for the trees!! ...

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Easiest/cheapest way to obtain 30 day visa into Thailand

Posted by Kylzz13 on 18/1/2010 at 09:24

Hi everyone:) I have had a massive read through the forums regarding Thai visas, but still cannot decide what my best option is! We'll be spending time in Singapore/Vietnam/Cambodia before crossing overland via the Poipet boarder crossing into Thailand. We want to stay for around 3-4 weeks, 15 days just won't be enough. We can't justify buying a flight from Siem Reap to Bangkok... there must be a cheaper way! So: How easy it is to obtain a 30 day visa in either Singapore, Hanoi, Saig ...

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Posted by RACHYPF on 16/1/2010 at 05:12

Can anyone offer advice on vietnam and laos border crossings?!!!?? Is it possible to go from laos to vietnam and then back into laos again to visit 4 thousand islands. Or is it eaiser to go from cambodia to laos to cambodia? Or even thailand laos to thailand, but will haev already had 60 day tourist visa? Also is four thousand islands better than mekong delta? many thanks hope not too confusing ...

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What visa's do I need?

Posted by amylou on 13/1/2010 at 07:36

Hi, I am planning a 3 month trip backpacking around Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia in April. Can anyone advise me on what visas i need to sort out if I am to start in Thailand then cross border (by land) to Loas then cross to vietnam then Cambodia and finally back to Thailand. Also, am I only allowed 30 days in thailand? if so will i need to re-apply for another visa when i cross back into thailand? Many Thanks ...

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Posted by RACHYPF on 9/1/2010 at 01:34

Has anyone re entered Laos from Cambodia or Vietnam. Will travel through Notheren Laos from Thailand then down through Vietnam to Cambodia. Would like to do Southern Laos form either Vietnam or Cambodia. Any advice much appreciated! ...

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