Is Vientiane dangerous?
Vientiane is a reasonably safe city. The crime index here ranges from low to medium. The main crimes are related to the theft of things and vandalism. A bag torn from guests sitting in front of a café is becoming more common.
How do I get from Vientiane to Vietnam?
The best way to get from Vientiane to Vietnam is to fly which takes 11h 35m and costs $250 – $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $78 – $83 and takes 26h 21m.
How long is the bus from Vientiane to Luang Prabang?
From Vientiane to Luang Prabang you can travel by bus or plane. Travel distance from Vientiane to Luang Prabang is about 340 km by land. It takes about 7 or 13 hours by bus, depends of what type of bus you choose and what is their route.
Why is Laos so dangerous?
There is no trauma center in the country and should you get into an accident, you’ll have to get across the border to Thailand for treatment. There is rampant drinking and driving in Laos, which makes the roads more dangerous at night. Many people, including children, drive without a license.
Why is Laos so expensive?
There’s a reason Laos is slightly more expensive when compared to the rest of Southeast Asia. Few things here are locally produced and, because the country is landlocked, it has to import almost everything. That raises prices for goods, services, and transportation.
Is Luang Prabang worth visiting?
Yes, Luang Prabang is Still Worth a Visit Luang Prabang is definitely still worth a visit. In fact, for us, it was one of our highlights of Laos. Even though it’s touristy, it never felt too busy. The old town was a perfect place to walk around, relax and enjoy the stunning river views.
How many days do you need in Luang Prabang?
In my opinion, 3 days in Luang Prabang is the perfect amount of time. You will be able to see some of the gorgeous nature, explore the impressive temples, and take in the beauty of this UNESCO World Heritage City. I have actually spent a reasonable amount of time in Luang Prabang over individual trips to Laos.
How do I get from Vientiane to Vang Vieng?
The only way to travel the 150km journey from Vientiane to Vang Vieng is by bus or van. Travel time takes at least 4 hours and ticket costs $9.