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12 Aug 2018
“Well organised”
3 Dec 2017
“A sturdy structure”
Chiang Khong, Thailand
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 November 2015

I crossed the Thai-Lao border a few days ago and I tried to find any information on how it's done without an organised tour. I didn't find a lot of information so here's how it was. DAY 1 I left from Pai in early morning...More

6  Thank Simon L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Although we wouldn’t call this border crossing bridge an attraction, it is useful to have more information about the border crossing between Thailand and Laos. We crossed from the Thai side of the Mekong over to Laos in the morning. At around 7:30 am, when...More

2  Thank stephandgio_m
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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Easy enough to pass through the border. Exit Thailand. Get a ticket for a bus to drive you across. Get on the bus. Drive across. Enter Laos. Simples

1  Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

An practical piece of economically important infrastructure that is used by people and vehicles to cross between Chiang Khong and Bokeo. Can get shots of low cloud/mist over the river in the morning as you transit. Just a practical site and not really worth a...More

Thank Grader07
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Drove through the bridge while crossing the border to Laos. Nothing special to see. The border crossing was ok, some organizing would make it faster but oh well.. at least they have a small kiosk with snacks.

1  Thank MateEeMa
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Our attempts to view this bridge, supposedly built with partly Australian donated funds, was frustrated by the border check point to Laos approximately 5 Km before the bridge. Unless leaving Thailand and going to Laos, we could proceed no further. Not possible to get close...More

Thank Glenn L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

หัวเรื่องเป็นท่อนนึงจากเพลง Singin' in The Blues ของ Connie Francis ผู้เขียนคลุกคลีกับสะพานแห่งนี้ตั้งแต่ ก.ไก่ เลยล่ะครับ ฝั่งไทยเป็นทุ่งนา ฝั่งลาวเป็นไร่ข้าวโพด ไปๆมาๆ 2-3 เดือน แล้วก็มาเป็นชาวเชียงของอยู่ร่วมๆ 3 ปี จนสะพานเสร็จ ทำให้การคมนาคมระหว่าง ไทย-ลาว-จีนสะดวกมาก Tourist จากจีนมาเที่ยวเชียงใหม่โดยผ่านทางนี้มาก เป็นเพราะอิทธิพลของภาพยนตร์จีนเรื่อง Lost In Thailand ทำไมถึงทำกับฉันได้ Why Did You Do Me This Way? ก่อนมีสะพาน เชียงของจะคึกคักมาก โดยเฉพาะฤดูหนาว มีนักท่องเที่ยวไทย-เทศมากันมาก การข้ามไปมาไทย-ลาวก็ต้องทำเอกสารและนั่งเรือหางยาวจากท่าเรือบั๊กในเมือง แต่เมื่อมีสะพานแล้ว เมืองเชียงของก็แทบจะหมดความหมาย ถึงกับ Singin'...More

Thank vajranetr
Reviewed 24 April 2017

You exit Thailand through efficient passport control then take a bus across the bridge to the Lao border post. This looked a bit chaotic but in facct worked well. Money change and snack bar.

1  Thank Brunlea
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Nothing to see ..nothing to do..incorrectly thought that it be like Maesai .Not..its just a border crossing point..no market..

Thank theerawutjbl
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Crossing went like this:- we came from A Mekong Cruise which was brilliant . On arrival at the Dock a lot of Chaos Our cruise guide tried to get the transport to meet us but it took awhile elderly tourists expected to lug bags up...More

Thank Dave2222001
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Jan 25 I was worried about the border crossing and the long ride from Chiang Rai to Huay Xai in Laos. I left it up to Adisak of Nagi of Mekong to make the arrangements. He had left the immigration and passport papers to be...More

1  Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

From central Chiang Khong we paid 150thb to get to the boarder. When you arrive, you will need to present your passport and Thai departure card at immigration. You will then need to pay 20thb for a bus ticket across the bridge. Our hotel (day...More

1  Thank Tripgal5555
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19 March 2015|
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Response from afsl0nd0n | Reviewed this property |
I think what you have been told is correct. You CERTAINLY cannot cross on foot.... 9.30 seems awfully late and rather risky though officially it is open until 10pm Good luck!...I'd not try it......