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Questions tagged [laos]

A landlocked country in Southeast Asia.

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Is there any vaccines requirements needed to travel to Laos from USA?

I am going to Laos soon traveling from USA. Is vaccine required when visit Laos? If it's not required then I don't plan to get it unless it is requirement to enter Laos.
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Time needed to get a Vietnamese motorcycle license and riding into Laos and Cambodia?

I have a United States driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement, the associated IDP, and I have been riding motorcycles for years. I've also previously rented motorbikes in Thailand and China ...
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I recently entered Thailand from Laos and was allowed to stay for 30 days without visa. Can I do it one more time?

I recently entered Thailand from Laos and was allowed to stay for 30 days without visa. Can I do it one more time? Hello, I haven't been in Thailand for a few years. I recently entered the country ...
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What are the current requirements to get a visa to Thailand in Vientiane (Laos)?

I have a Swedish passport. I recently entered Thailand from Laos and was allowed to stay visa free for 30 days. I am currently still in Thailand and planning to go to Vientiane within a few days when ...
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Is re-entering Laos a second time within 30 days on visa exemption with Scandinavian passport allowed?

In 2018, holders of Scandinavian passports can visit Laos for 15 days without a need for visa. I have already visited once, no problem but I was wondering if I can go back again to Laos sooner than ...
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Getting from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to South Laos and around for 2-3 days [closed]

I am in Cambodia (Phnom Penh and Siem Reap) and would like to see a bit of Laos for 2-3 days. It seems the closest option is Pakse (Laos) and from there Wat Phu and Bolaven Plateau. I am unclear ...
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How do you drive from Asia to Europe? [closed]

We would like to drive from Malaysia to England. Is this possible? We are three Australian 18 years olds who will be on our provisional (P Plates) licence. We would prefer to travel through Laos, ...
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Is a required a return ticket to obtain a visa on arrival in Laos?

Let's assume an EU citizen who is entering by air to Laos with a valid passport. Is he required to have a return ticket already booked to obtain the visa on arrival when arriving to VTE airport? From ...
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Does the entry into Laos from China at the Mohan/Boten crossing have any extra fee besides the $30 visa-on-arrival fee?

I've done this crossing several times, at least once in this direction, but don't remember everything. I have more than enough US dollars for the visa on arrival. But I only have $20 and $10 bills. (...
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Book bus in Laos

Do anyone have experience booking public bus tickets in Laos to travel among tourist destinations like Muang Xay, Luang Namtha, Phonsavan...I'd prefer some bus lines having more foreign travellers. ...
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How to get visas for Cambodia and Laos?

I am a Pakistani national and I have valid tourist visas for Thailand and Malaysia. I am also planning to visit Cambodia and Laos, but neither country has an embassy or consulate in my country. I am ...
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New SIM card in Laos and Vietnam [closed]

How easy (in terms of procedure time, accessibility and cost) is it to get a new SIM in Laos and Vietnam? I'm traveling to Laos by air and Vietnam by land. Will I be able to get a SIM at Laos airport? ...
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Best way to travel to and inside Vietnam

I am entering Vietnam from Luang Prabang and would like to reach Ho Chi Minh city 12 days henceforth. I would like to cover as much Vietnam as possible (Sapa, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city) What is ...
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Indian travelling by road through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

I intend to do a month-long travel through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. I think flying in/out the region from India and then travelling across these regions on road will help me get a budget trip. How ...
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Is there an ATM at the Si Phan Don/Stung Treng border?

I want to cross from Laos to Cambodia at the border located between Si Phan Don (the 4000 islands) on the Lao side and Stung Treng on the Cambodian side. I have no precise idea of how much the visa ...
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Are there overnight bus from Chiang Mai to Chiang Khong?

I would like to cross the border between Thailand and Laos at Chiang Khong - Huay Xai, and I saw there are buses - direct or not - between Chiang Mai and Chiang Khong. To save some time, I'd like to ...
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Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

I'll be traveling to SE Asia, and want one phone service. If I buy a SIM card with Viettel in Vietnam, will it function in Thailand and in Laos and in Cambodia? If it does, will I be charged ...
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Is river travel to Vientiane and Phnom Penh recommended?

I am planning a trip to SE Asia late Sept through Nov. One route idea is fly in to Ho Chi Minh, explore south and delta, road north to Hanoi, fly to Bangkok, road north to Chiang Mai, road to Chiang ...
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Is it necessary to take Malaria medication in Laos? [duplicate]

I'm headed to Laos and Cambodia and I'm worried about the side effects of the Malarone anti-malaria medication. Is it necessary to take this? What is the likelihood of transmission of malaria in this ...
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Getting from Laos to Hoi An, Vietnam

I am considering travelling in Laos and the northern half of Vietnam, namely Hanoi and Hoi An. After a few searches from Luang Prabang to Hoi An on Rome2Rio for terrestrial transportation, there seems ...
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Where can I find an ATM in Luang Prabang International Airport?

Where can I find an ATM in Luang Prabang International Airport? I find ATMs the cheapest and most effective way (generally) of obtaining local currency when arriving in a new country but Luang ...
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What's the price of a Vietnamese tourist visa in Laos for an Australian national?

I'm in Vientiane, Laos and contemplating returning to Vietnam where I was about five or six months ago. That time I got my visa in Cambodia (Sihanoukville) where it cost $60 USD. I intend to head to ...
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Crossing the Lao/Thai border at Ban Than - no border office?

My brother and I are biking from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai just realized our bike route takes us through a border crossing with no immigration office. Is this a problem? I know we can do 15 days ...
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Is the Lao / Myanmar border slated to open soon for foreigners?

I'm 99% sure that the border between Laos and Burma (Myanmar) is still closed for foreign travellers, especially for entering Burma from Laos. I'm pretty sure that I have read now and again about ...
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Is the Laos/China border at Boten/Mohan open 24 hours?

Tomorrow I'll be hitchhiking just a couple of hundred kilometres in China to cross the border into Laos on the last day of my Chinese visa. Is there any chance that I could arrive too late if I have ...
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Tourist Visa to Australia for Laos Passport holder living in the UK [closed]

We are planning a trip to Australia for a month over Christmas.... Myself, our two children and my parents, all of whom are UK passport holders plus my wife who is still traveling on her Laos passport....
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How do I go from Vientiane to Chiang Mai?

I heard that there are buses available for me to travel from Vientiane to Chiang Mai. The only problem is that I don't think there are websites or agencies that have services to book the tickets. May ...
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Can I get a Lao visa on arrival when crossing the border from Vietnam at Bo Y / Phou Keua?

I'm in Kon Tum in the Central Highlands of Vietnam about 100km from the closest Lao border crossing with two days left on my Vietnam visa and enough cash for one day before fighting with ATMs and ...
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Color Printing in Luang Prabang

Does anyone know of a shop or internet cafe with color printing capabilities in Luang Prabang? Or is it available pretty easily in most places?
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Laos visa-on-arrival for Indian Citizens: Is it also available at land border crossings?

I know via air travel India is one of the countries on the VOA scheme for Laos. What I am not able to confirm is whether that applies to land crossings as well. I wanted to see if anyone knew ...
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Currencies in Laos

I'm going to be travelling to Laos from Australia (so my home currency is AUD). I've heard that in addition to the Kip, the USD and Thai Baht are widely used. I have a few questions: How widely are ...
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Three-level pricing for Laos visa extension / overstaying

On my last trip I was in Laos for six or seven weeks around September/October 2013 and extended my visa three times but can't remember the strange system of charges for the service. I am sure there ...
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How many night markets currently operate in Vientiane, Laos?

Last year (2013) when I spent six or seven weeks in Vientiane I remember there being two night markets. One was a touristy one with mainly clothes near the river and the other was a local one with ...
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Is there a budget accommodation in Vientiane, Laos with kitchen?

I'm travelling with two chef friends and we'll be in Laos for Christmas and New Year. They'd like to stay in a cheap place (low end of Vientiane price range) which has a kitchen they can use. It ...
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What is the cheapest way to get to Laos / Thailand from the UK? [closed]

I want to start a cycle tour in Laos or Thailand. Anyone know the cheapest way to get there from the UK? P.s. I'm more than happy to combine different modes of transport. For example, in the past, I'...
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Thailand coup: Lao - Thailand border closing?

As martial law has been established in Thailand, is it possible that frontiers with neighboring countries (like Laos) would be closed to tourists? We heard rumors about a possible closing, but I have ...
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Can I get a bus from Vang Vieng, Laos, to Chiang Mai, Thailand?

I am currently in Luang Probang, Laos, and I want to go from Vang Vieng to Chiang Mai, Thailand. Throughout my travels, many travel agencies tell me lies stating that I can't get buses from a certain ...
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If I am from Canada and my girlfriend is from Sweden, what visas do we need (each) for traveling to South East Asia?

My girlfriend and I are flying to Thailand in February. We are going to Thailand for about 30 days, Laos for about 15 days, Vietnam for about 15 days Cambodia for about 15. Do I need to apply for a ...
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Power supply stabilizer or inverter for use of European laptops in Laos?

Alternative title : does your electronic devices have suffered of voltage surges or other Lao RPD electricity network specificities ? While traveling in Laos, I daily use a laptop that was bought in ...
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What are the risks drinking tap water in Laos?

Currently travelling in Laos, we are asking ourselves whether we should drink tap water or not? Could it potentially be dangerous or is it just a matter of a short and light sick? As I am currently ...
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Obtaining Mongolian visa in Vientiane, Laos

If my Chinese visa application today goes well I'm hoping to then apply for my Mongolian visa here in Vientiane, Laos. But I can't find the current location or opening hours of the Mongolian embassy ...
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When do boats actually race at the Boat Racing Festival in Vientiane Laos?

I'm in Vientiane Laos and there has been a buildup to a festival for at least a week and the festival finally started officially yesterday with October 20 being the final day. Wikipedia article on "...
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Are there guesthouses or cheap accommodation on the road between Vientiane and Savannakhet?

I'm thinking of hitchhiking from Vientiane to the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos. The first big city will be Savannakhet. It's apparently a distance of 466 km (290 miles) so I have no idea whether ...
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Where can I drink draught Beerlao in Vientiane?

I have now been in Vientiane a bit over one month and drank several varieties of the national beer, Beerlao many times. But what I have never seen is Beerlao on tap. Wikipedia suggests some few ...
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Are there any guest houses close to the Buddha Park in Vientiane, Laos?

In a recent question I was looking for day trips or weekend trips near Vientiane. One of the very good answers was the Buddha Park (Wat Xieng Khuan), which is about 25 km from Vientiane. Now one of ...
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Is it possible to stay in Laos for one year with tourist visas only?

My girlfriend and I will go to Laos for one year. She will have work there. We are not married and, anyway, the situation doesn't allow anything but a tourist visa for me because I will continue to ...
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Day trip or weekend trip from Vientiane, Laos?

I'm looking for somewhere for a day trip or weekend trip not far from Vientiane, the capital of Laos. WikiVoyage doesn't offer anything specifically as it does for many other cities. The obvious ...
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Is sleeping outside really illegal in Laos? If so does that mean no camping too?

In the HitchWiki entry for Laos it says: It is illegal to sleep outside in Laos. If you are caught, you will be fined. [source required] As you can see nothing is offered to indicate the veracity ...
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What is typical (traditional) Lao / Laotian food?

When travelling in Laos, I was disappointed at how similar the food seemed to Thailand. Obviously, there's bound to be some overlap (b/c both proximity (like any neighbours) and the relevant history ...
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Is it possible to place a “reverse charges” or “collect” telephone call from Laos? How?

Sometimes when you're travelling overseas you might need to call home reverse charges. For instance some banks and credit card companies allow you to call them collect from anywhere in the world in ...