Arriving in Laos via Thailand
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The North of Laos has some really breathtaking mountainous scenery with small minorities’ villages and that’s where I planned to visit during this trip. As for Luang Prabang, it’s a nice laid back place to relax and it boasts of one of the nicest waterfall seen in
This is the rough itinerary for my Loas visit.
Bangkok - Udon Thani - Nong Khai - Vientaine - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientaine - Nong Khai - Udon Thani - Bangkok.
After arriving in
It took close to 2 hours to get the re-entry permit and then proceeded to the Hualampong train station to check for the night train to Udon Thani. Luckily there were seats available in the air-con sleeper on the night train (I think paid around 800 baht), booked the tickets and relaxed a bit after running around the whole day making sure all the arrangements are in place. It was evening and suddenly everyone in the train station stood up in attention and there was some announcements on the speakers after which everyone started singing the National Anthem and praises for the King.
The train departed on time and we made ourselves comfortable on the train berths. The space was just enough to get some sleep but the air-con was really on full blast.