Muang Pakbeng Travel Guide

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    Boat landing
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    The market
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    Mekong
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Muang Pakbeng Highlights

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    buffymaus says…

     nice people, typical Lao town 

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    li-anne says…

     no electricity after 22.30 

  • In a nutshell
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    li-anne says…

     Very tiny village, good place to stay for a night 

Muang Pakbeng Restaurants

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    Pakbeng, restaurant

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Jan 12, 2005

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    The simple menus were all between 8000 and 15000 Kip.
    I don't remember what exactly we ate but it was good,more than enough and the service was friendly.
    Our first LaoBeer tasted quite nice and was followed by some more.

    Previously called Dokket Restaurant

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Muang Pakbeng Transportation

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    by deeper_blue Written Jun 17, 2010

    Pakbeng is on the Mekong river and every day tourists arrive from Luang Prabang or Thailand on the slow boat. When you arrive you climb the steps with your bag or you can get the locals to do it for at a price.

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    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Jan 11, 2005

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    The slow boat leaves HouayXai around 10.30 AM and takes you in some 7 hours to Pakbeng.
    I expected a highlight of my Laos visit but was extremely disappointed. The boat was too crowded with foreigners, we didn't have any legspace on the hard wooden benches.
    We didn't stop once to visit a river village .
    The boat stays in the middle of the very wide Mekong so you can't see a thing of the nearly non-existent riverlife.

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Muang Pakbeng Warnings and Dangers

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    by deeper_blue Written Aug 30, 2010

    My first day on the boat was a really cool experience, on a spacious boat with comfortable seats. However after one night in Pakbeng, the three boats we arrived on became two! The boatmen decided that they would send the best boat back to Huay Xai and squeeze everyone onto the other two.
    The boats were just about seaworthy but not very comfortable and everyone was upset at the motives of the crew, who were more interested in making money than keeping the tourists safe.

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