Ban Houayxay Travel Guide

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    Border crossing to Thailand

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 27, 2015

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    The border crossing to Thailand did change since the opening of Friendship Brigde 4 about 10 km (15 if driving) down the river; the ferry is now only for local people the immigration is now at the bridge. In Houay Xai (also called Bokeo on bus time tables) are 2 bus terminals, Keo Champa (more local)5 km from the border and International Bus Station Bokeo (Pet Aloun ? for buses to Thailand, China and Vietnam) is maybe 6km south, 5km before the bridge. Tickets will be considerable cheaper at the station then in town, the tourist office has a timetable. Transport Company Co.,Ltd has buses from Chiang Rai bus terminal 2 direct to Houay Xai / Bokeo for about 220 Baht.
    The new bus terminal in Chiang Khong (the old bus terminal is still working) is now about 6 km south of town on the way to the bridge.

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    Slow Boat to Luang Prabang

    by lotharscheer Updated Oct 27, 2015

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    The slow boat to Luang Prabang takes 2 days with a overnight stop in Pakbeng. It leaves from about 2 km north of the town center and now maybe 220000 Kip (cheapest at the ticket counter next to the departure pier), there are also more comfortable (and more expensive) boats like Luangsay Cruise or Shompoo Cruise, ans speed boats (3 hours, but you will suffer, very noicy!). By bus it would be about 16 hours.
    http://www.luangsay.com/
    http://www.shompoocruise.com/

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