Vientiane Warnings and Dangers

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    National Highway 13

    by yuet29 Written Nov 12, 2004

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    Laos is pretty safe compared to other countries as long as you are in town/ village.. the most notorious National Highway 13 connecting Vientiane to Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang is well-known to be the worst you can expect, where the bus was in the middle of the highway, there can be no human being seen for hours of drive and robbers stop the bus .. probably shouting "hands-up, robbery".. .

    This road is the reason making foreighners take planes through-fro vientiane and luang prabang instead of taking bus. Some local told us, the robbery is quite often to occur, there is just a case happened a week before I reach there! haha..

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    Drugs

    by LotusV8 Written Feb 25, 2004

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    Lao tuk-tuk

    Most tuk-tuk drivers offer You drugs - usually Marihuana, if You are in that mode - start with a visit to a jail and realize that you don´t won´t to end there, It´s illegal and the punishment is .........

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    Long distances

    by SirRichard Written Sep 5, 2003

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    Wide avenues in the outskirts

    Apart from the town centre, there are spacious suburbs in Vientiane. In the map, the distances may seem short, but when you try to go walking it turns out to be more than 30-40 minutes.
    So if you go to Victory Monument, That Luang or so, take a tukTuk, they are cheap and will avoid you a good walk under the sun!

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  • Morning market - misnomer

    by TheSentinel Written Dec 22, 2005

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    Morning market at 7.30am (ie closed)

    It doesn't open until 8am and it closes at around 4pm, so it's hardly a morning market. Don't go there early morning or you'll be disappointed.

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