Hello, I am in Phnom Penh and will be heading to Siem Riep on Saturday. After a couple days there, I want to cross into Laos via Stung Treng. Does anyone know if I have to backtrack to Phnom Penh, or if there is a better route? Any other advice on crossing through this border is greatly appreciated.
first of all, do you have a visa for laos? if not, then get it before you go. you can get the bus from siem reap up to pakse, in south laos (lots of travel agents in siem reap offer tickets for the bus, so you can wait til you get to siem reap)...but on that border crossing the 'visa on arrival' cannot be obtained.
we only had 10 days in laos, so we just paid for flights from siem reap to luang prabang to save time....then just got the visa on arrival at the airport. only left vientiane about 5 days ago.
hope this helps
thanks for the info darren. i do have a visa for laos. i want to stop before pakse in si phan don, you know if this is possible, how long, and how much?