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Trip Report: Siem Reap to Vientiane

Posted by cheeco on 15/12/2009 at 15:19

Hi everyone, My husband and I just made the trip from Siem Reap to Vientiane through Thailand. We did this because we did not get our Laos Visas when we were in Phnom Penh, and didn't want to go back to get them. Therefore, we would not be allowed to cross the land border between Laos and Cambodia. We also did this because flying was really out of our budget. It may seem like a long post, but I tried to be as detailed as possible. It was so simple to do, I would recommend it to ...

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Viewed 17,486 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Muggles01 on 30/6/2015 at 06:07


Multi entry visa for Cambodia

Posted by sgardam on 14/2/2008 at 02:35

I'm entering Cambodia twice in my trip - first through Vietnam and then through Thailand. Can I buy a multi entry visa at the border (most likely Kaam Samnor)? What does it cost? ...

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Viewed 14,217 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by stickmansucks on 12/5/2015 at 08:27

multiple re-enty to Cambodia on arrival

Posted by asia4life on 20/1/2012 at 07:44

Is there any difficulties obtaining a multiple re-entry visa on the border between Ha Thien and Kep??? Planning to come from Phu Quoc to Ha Thien and then further on into Cambodia on Feb 23. I know the 3 months multiple entry costs around 10$ more, but should I expect to be asked for more to get the multiple re-entry visa on arrival??? ...

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Viewed 4,870 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by stickmansucks on 12/5/2015 at 08:24

Vietnam-Laos border crossing (Na Maew-Nam Xoi)

Posted by cplhsu on 22/4/2008 at 17:55

We're thinking of doing this crossing by taking a bus/train to Thanh Hoa first. Is there anywhere I can get information about how the bus timetable/cost to the border? Also has anyone done it recently and how safe is it? ...

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Viewed 19,541 times, with 15 replies. Last reply by stickmansucks on 26/4/2015 at 06:35

Thai Visa

Posted by HansDN on 13/4/2015 at 15:34

Hi I am planning a 2 month trip starting in North Thailand, going down through Laos and Cambodia and ending in Koh Chang/Ko Kut. I was wondering if I can use the same visa I got on arrival in Bangkok when I enter Thailand again some weeks later at the Cambodian/Thai border? Do I need to do all the paper work, passport pictures etc again or just use the same visapaper from Bangkok and get stamped in for 15 days? Thanks! ...

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Viewed 1,214 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by HansDN on 14/4/2015 at 02:14

boarder crossing psar pruhm

Posted by kelliepnz on 31/3/2015 at 03:36

Thinking of crossing here in july, making our way from koh kood (Thailand) to baattambang (Cambodia). any ideas or suggestions? ...

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Viewed 1,075 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by tourister on 31/3/2015 at 17:42

Cambodia Visa 6 month

Posted by Scottie001 on 22/3/2015 at 21:24

Hey! I'm happy that I get my Thai Visa on arrival for a month. I'll only need it for the month, but.. I plan on doing a workaway placement in Cambodia for a while. So I may end up staying in Cambodia for 4+ months. I've searched online, but really confused with the boarder crossing Visa. Can anyone shine some light on this for me ? I leave in just over 2 months and want to make sure I know what I'm doing haha ! Cheers ...

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Viewed 986 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by magicFly on 23/3/2015 at 09:01

Crossing Borders from Thailand to Laos

Posted by Coconutfever on 15/3/2015 at 06:50

Hey, here you can find our experience in border crossing from Thailand to Laos Huay Xai. http://coconutfever.com/crossing-borders-thailand-to-laos/ As a lot of people do not seem to be aware of this way of border crossing we thought it would be helpful. After the German text you can find the English version. ...

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Vietnam to Laos with motorbike

Posted by iso_the_best on 10/4/2011 at 00:40

Dear All, I would like to know if that is possible to cross Vietnam to Laos border with motorbike? My plan is to go to Laos from Vietnam with my motorbike and coming back to Vietnam by another border. I would like to cross the border at NamCan / Nam Khan for going and at Dien Bien Phu for the return. Is that possible? Do we have to pay a deposit? Which kinf of paper do we need? Do you think it is easier to put the motorbikes on the roof of a local bus from Vinh (Vietnam) and crossing the ...

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Viewed 5,850 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by purcitron on 17/2/2015 at 19:22

Last minute booking (nothing planned)

Posted by Tommo on 12/2/2015 at 09:10

I have managed to get the chance to get 2 months off work which is an opportunity I can't really pass up, so I want to try and do travelling Thailand, loas, Vietnam and maybe Cambodia as I might never get time to do it again. I depart Glasgow on the 16th Feb and return 15th April, but as this is last minute I am unsure of the visa situations travelling through these country's apart from I know I get 30 days in Thailand with flying in. Am I over panicking about not having all these visa's sorte ...

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Viewed 1,248 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Tommo on 16/2/2015 at 11:37

Major change in Thailand visa rules

Posted by somtam2000 on 10/5/2014 at 02:43

Effective today, foreign visitors to Thailand will only be granted a single entry by any land crossing. What this appears to mean is that if you enter by land on a 15- or 30-day visa free stay you can no longer leave by land and re-enter on the same thing. LAND ENTRY IS ONLY PERMITTED ONCE ON A 15- OR 30-DAY VISA FREE STAY. This is an extremely important development that will effect many people's travel plans. But there are many "what ifs" that are yet to be answered. Thai visa has ...

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Viewed 8,915 times, with 34 replies. Last reply by jpr353 on 8/2/2015 at 13:36

Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption - Proof Of Onward Travel

Posted by ljp on 7/7/2014 at 15:10

Hi everyone - I'm going on a trip to SE Asia in a few weeks for 2 months, and am hoping to cover Thailand/Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos/Burma (Probably in that order) and have a quick question on the Thailand Tourist Visa Exemption. I've been browsing the site and the forums for about a month now and have to say it's been incredibly useful so far and I haven't even asked anything! So, onto my specific question. I land in Bangkok on 20/07/14 and intend to spend a week or so travelling East from Bangkok ...

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Viewed 6,663 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by marryb on 4/1/2015 at 08:29

Obtaining multiple visas - in Chiang Mai?

Posted by MissCaswell on 19/12/2014 at 19:00

Hi all! Am hoping you can help me with something... I'm due to fly to Bangkok on January 6th. My plan was to go on a same day flight to Myanmar and spend time there before returning to Thailand for a few days, visiting Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai and then continuing on to Cambodia and Vietnam. I hadn't realised yet that I don't qualify for a e-visa for Myanmar but I did know that I need to apply for a Vietnam visa in Chiang Mai with an agent (the nearest Vietnam embassy is in a different cou ...

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Viewed 2,042 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by altmtl on 20/12/2014 at 19:00

Thai multiple entry visa or visa waiver + single entry visa?

Posted by zesti on 6/7/2014 at 04:38

Hello, I will be traveling to Bangkok, stay there for 1 or 2 days then fly on to Myanmar for about 3 weeks and then return to Thailand for about 5 weeks. Now what I'm wondering is if I get a single entry tourist visa for Thailand, would they automatically stamp it at the airport in Bangkok when I first arrive or can I tell them to give me a visa waiver for those first few days until I fly to Myanmar and save the visa for when I return to Thailand? Or should I just get a double entry visa? Than ...

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Viewed 2,555 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 20/12/2014 at 03:30

Vietnam visa in laos

Posted by bliprogers on 8/7/2006 at 06:51

is it easy enough to get a visa for vietnam in Laos, or shall i try one of the border crossings or airport (that is if I fly from Vientiane to hanoi)??? ...

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Viewed 27,101 times, with 18 replies. Last reply by comtam3000 on 18/12/2014 at 16:37

Same day visa run (Cambodia-Thailand-Cambodia) possible? (at Hat Lek / Ko Kong)

Posted by Zjaaspoer on 21/10/2014 at 09:49

As our visa for Cambodia (VOA, 30 days, first ever entry) is almost expired (the 26th), and we're near Hat Lek / Ko Kong, we want to do a same day visa run from Cambodia to Thailand and then immediately back into Cambodia to get a new visum. My question is if this is at all possible. There is a lot of information on the web but I can not find a concise answer. What I do know is that Thailand has a new rule in place since may 2014 that these kind of runs over land are no longer possible (but th ...

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Viewed 2,662 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 23/10/2014 at 06:28

Vietnam Visa - Land Crossings

Posted by GattinaRosa on 3/8/2014 at 05:44

Hi All, Sorry if this has been asked before. I've read through quite a few posts but have a few questions that I'm hoping you can help me with. My husband and I are travelling around Asia for 4 months, starting fro September. We will probably be arriving in Vietnam towards mid / late November. We will be arriving via land, from Laos, most probably through Na Maew / Nam Xoi. I am aware that if we are entering via land, an "visa on arrival" organised by an agent isn't a possibility ...

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Viewed 2,633 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by Yumigarden on 16/8/2014 at 06:15

How do you handle proof of departure for an unstructured trip with loose itinerary

Posted by adaminasia on 10/8/2013 at 11:25

Hi, I am traveling to Southeast Asia for 3 months. I have only booked an arrival flight (Singapore) and departure flight (Bangkok), and plan to see Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam. I am hoping to keep my itinerary somewhat flexible so I can stay longer in places I enjoy and move on from places that I don't enjoy as much. I have been reading about Visas and understand countries ask for proof of departure - either the airline that you are flying in on, or else at the border wh ...

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Viewed 5,254 times, with 17 replies. Last reply by redpirate427 on 13/8/2014 at 07:00

Visa for travelling in and out of Thailand

Posted by Jaymo89 on 4/8/2014 at 07:40

Hi there, I'm struggling to understand the visa rules and how I should go about obtaining them for my trip. Basically, when I first arrive I'll be spending a week in Thailand before I leave for Cambodia and Vietnam for 3 weeks then back to Thailand for my friend to fly home and my other friend arriving a week later. I'll be in Thailand for another week then leaving again for Vietnam. I'll then be travelling alone and would probably like to see Thailand in a bit more depth and will definately be ...

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Vietnam Visa advice? - purchase in Cambodia?

Posted by mpmcintosh94 on 12/3/2013 at 08:30

Hey there. I begin travelling on 20th April 2013. I'm going to - Thailand for around 2 weeks - Cambodia for around 1 week - Vietnam for around 4 weeks (maybe under or over 30 days) I'm happy with how the Thai and Cambodian visas work and im not really worried about them. But I need some advice on When/Where/How to buy my Vietnam visa. Is it easy and cheaper to buy in Cambodia? or Thailand? Or in England? I've heard that it can begin to expire from the day you buy it? And also how do you go a ...

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Viewed 5,324 times, with 9 replies. Last reply by bicycleme on 30/7/2014 at 06:04


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