Border crossing China - Vietnam

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Budget

 30 days

Total

Daily

Transport

Accommodation

Food

Excursions / Admission

Visa

Souvenirs

Miscellaneous

Total

Budgeted

€ 30

Thorntree Vietnam faq

Visa and border crossing

Hekou - Lao Cai crossing is open daily between 7am and 5pm. Lao Cai has an ATM.

30 day Visa and no visa upon arrival, arrange in Kunming.

LP - "No train on Chinese side. From Kunming to Hekou border gate is 490km overland, it took us almost 10 hours by bus including time for lunch. From Hekou to Lao Cai town is 10 minutes by motorbike, you go to railway station and buy train ticket to Hanoi. We got a 4-bed compartment, it cost VND 230,000/bed (US$15), the 6-bed compartment should be cheaper. So, total distance from Kunming to Hanoi: 490km by bus and over 300km by train."

Unesco World Heritage Sites

Unesco World Heritage Tentative

Festivals

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