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are you going to visit Laos--any question please ask me?

Laos is beautiful country and worthwhlile to visit
15 years ago, August 10th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #17701  
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Laos is one the most beautiful country in South east Asia
if you dont believe just complain with your friend and family--55 Reply to this

15 years ago, August 12th 2007 No: 2 Msg: #17843  
Ok then!

I am in Luang Nam Tha at the moment, wanting to go trekking, however don't want to pay the steap prices of 60 dollars for 2 days - any ideas where you can trek in Laos on the cheap, but where the scenery is still good!?


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15 years ago, August 12th 2007 No: 3 Msg: #17859  
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Northern of laos is right place to trek
the prices is quite expensive- but i think only 60 USD is worthwhile to trek in laos--
Namtha is the best to trekking, because it s quite organized..

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15 years ago, August 14th 2007 No: 4 Msg: #17956  
60 dollars is so much! it pisses me off!! Reply to this

15 years ago, September 10th 2007 No: 5 Msg: #19197  
Hey I am off to Laos from the slow boat from Thailand, where would you recommend to be the best accommodation once i get off the boat? Thanks Reply to this

15 years ago, September 10th 2007 No: 6 Msg: #19202  
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where u from, Xiengkhong of thailand?it is said that Pak beng
is good place to stop when u traveling to luangprbang from xiengkhong,
---luangprabang city the most attractive city.>>i think thats ur destination Reply to this

15 years ago, September 10th 2007 No: 7 Msg: #19203  
from Chang Mai I am taking the slow boat.. then once I cross the bridge I am taking a tuktuk to Luang Prabang Reply to this

15 years ago, September 10th 2007 No: 8 Msg: #19204  
hoi xai (spelling) is right next to the border, on the Laos side. I went from here onto Pak tah and Luang Nam Tha (2 days, 1 night). It was a very special trip (try and ask if you can stay at the boat mans village if its an over night trip!)
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14 years ago, October 19th 2007 No: 9 Msg: #21137  
I am traveling to SE asia for 6 weeks.. Starting in Thai, Cambodia, Vietnam.. would love to see Laos.... how much time and whats the 'dont miss' places to see?.. any good hotel.villas to stay in?.thanks Reply to this

14 years ago, October 19th 2007 No: 10 Msg: #21156  
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never enought of laos. it probably spend 2 weeks in Laos>>
it depends on what kind of travel and places you love>>
the Northern Laos is worth to visit such as, the Plain of jars ,xiengkuang, Huaphan, Luangthamtha
of course, Luangprabang, Unesco heritage town wont be missed...
Vangvieng, the paradise of southeast asia is very worth to visit as well
-Vientiane, the capital of laos to see french colonial building in the city
-thakek and savanakhet ,you can drop by when traveling to the southern laos.
-Champasack and savalan , sekong are very beautiful and many thing to see

.. 4 thousands island in the south is nice
the end of mekong river in Khonephapheng, to see biggest water flow in SEA...

...I Dont know how to explain, but ask your friend or travelblog friend what u wan to know

good luck>> Reply to this

14 years ago, April 14th 2008 No: 11 Msg: #32558  
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I want to travel from Chiang Khong (Thailand) to Luang Prabang. Everytime I see people are taking a 'slow boat trip' of 2 days to go from Chiang Khong to Luang Prabang. I was wondering if there is another way to do this (by bus, truck, ...)? Maybe going via the north (Houei Xai - Vieng Phouka - Luang Namtha - Oudom Xai - Luang Prabang)? If so, is it easy to do this trip by bus in the rain season? Anyone done this before?

Thanks in advance!
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14 years ago, April 15th 2008 No: 12 Msg: #32615  
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the rainy season start in the end of May or first of june, This season there are a lot of rains througout the country
people will start to cultivate. go to laos on rainy season to see the rain fall in Laos and people live with nature and greenland. you can take a bus after crossing the border, the road is moutian road from huai xay.. but it will safe..

Good luck
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14 years ago, April 25th 2008 No: 13 Msg: #33566  
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I want to travelling from China into Lao, heard there is a 26hr bus. Do you know anything about this, or border crossing? I was going to fly Kunming to Luang Prabang until Lao Air canned the route earlier this month.
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14 years ago, April 27th 2008 No: 14 Msg: #33687  
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I am planning to go Laos during end of June. Is there anything there that you think I should definitely do? It is also the first time I am going to travel alone, will it be dangerous for an asian girl to travel alone there? Reply to this

14 years ago, April 27th 2008 No: 15 Msg: #33720  
I am travelling to Laos soon as part of a RTW trip with my seven year old daughter. How safe will it be for us to travel in Laos? Should we just stick to the cities?

We like exploring national parks, countryside and in Laos in particular we want to go tubing

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14 years ago, April 28th 2008 No: 16 Msg: #33743  
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the rainy season start in the june- October in Laos
Laos is a safest place in the world, i suggest that there s no any problems if you want to travel outside the city, to see the forest and trekking or tubing whatever, it centainly needs a guide or some travel agency to do the trip for u. besides. there will be a lot of mosguitoes in this season and dont let them bite a kid a lot.. because some mosguitoes may caused the desease, if u think is neccesary u and ur dauther should have some vacines before entry laos.

Siphandon, (four thousand islands) in the southern Laos, is quite nice and relax...

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14 years ago, June 25th 2008 No: 17 Msg: #39868  
I'm going to stay a couple of weeks in Laos and I want to spend 2/3 days trekking.
After reading guides, forums, reportages I still have the same doubt: Luang Nam Tha or Tha Khaek national parks?

Which one is better considering the season (August)?
Which one is better from wildlife point of view (photography)?
Which one is better from the ethnographic point of view?
Which is your preference?

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14 years ago, June 26th 2008 No: 18 Msg: #39931  
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trekking now is not very nice weather in Laos
but in some places has no rains for many days, this season is rainy season, so it s hard to forecast the weather.
if u decided to do trekking in laos just following ur travel guide book which has told u where s the best and many people go there and it s safe

1 in the end September and first October is Boat racing Festival for Laotian, we celebrate the end of rain season. it s worth to visit and see our culture

2 Phoukhao khouy, ( bufflo Mount) in Bolikhamsay province, is the best to see wildlife

3. southern Laos to visit a minority .Lao theung.. Salavan, Attapue, Sekong and champasack

just to give u some idea in Laos..

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14 years ago, June 26th 2008 No: 19 Msg: #39977  
Thank you for the anwser.
What a coincidence! This morning I woke up and had the idea to visit Phu Khao Khuai, and now your're confirming my idea. I think I'll follow your advise and will go there to shot some wild animals... with my camera.
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14 years ago, June 29th 2008 No: 20 Msg: #40256  
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Great tips on this forum. I am arriving in Bkk mid aug and want to do Thai, viet, cam, Laos, indon, Malay (2 months) but I've read that the rainy season in Laos is at it's worst in aug. Would you agree with this and plan to visit in sept? Also what routexwould you suggest around to get btwn Thai, viet, cam and Laos?
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