Questions tagged [vientiane]

Questions regarding traveling to the capital of Laos.

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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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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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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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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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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 there still tubing going on in Vang Vieng, Laos?

I've been reading about the shutdown of tubing in Vang Vieng. I'm wondering if someone has information about whether the authorities enforce the shutdown? I was there some years ago when it wasn't as ...
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What's the difference between VIP and normal sleeper-bus from Vientiane to Pakse?

Since I discovered the sleeper bus between Vientiane and Pakse I discarded to flight to the south, but I have a doubt: what's the difference between VIP and normal sleeper-bus accommodation from ...
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Which is the temple where you can enjoy an herbal sauna in Vientiane?

A friend that stayed in 2008 in Laos has told us that he went to a temple (Wat) in Vientiane where you can get a massage or try the "amazing" (he loved it) herbal sauna. Do you know more data about ...