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You can still travel by cargo ship between China and Thailand, but it is limited to 2 foreigners per ship and takes some 24 hours, as they go slow and anchor for the night along the way. This method is basically catch as catch can. The captains wait until they have a decent load then sail. So it is not something you can book in advance or check availability ...


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There is no regular boat service between Luang Prabang and Vientiane. If you ask around you might find a boat going downstream during high water (rainy season), but it is not something you can count on. You can find buses from LP to Vientiane, the road is a bit bumpy, but nice scenery along the way. You could break the trip up with stops along the way. ...



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