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Travel Guide Asia Laos Vientiane Province Vang Vieng

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PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Pans Place GuesthouseBanh Vieng Keo Vang ViengHOSTEL84
Popularview GuesthouseBang Savang Vang viengGUESTHOUSE70
Nine Nois PlaceBan Vang Vieng, Vang Vieng, LaosHOTEL-
Easy Go Hostel2 minutes from centre of townHOSTEL78
Laos Haven HotelBan Viengkeo Main Street,Vang ViengHOSTEL-
Phongsavanh ResortPhongsavanh Resort Baan Poorn PengHOTEL-
Diamond VillaMeungsong VillageGuesthouse-
NaNa GuestHouseVieng Keo VillegeHOSTEL-
Chaleun GardenMain Street, Vang ViengGUESTHOUSE-

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Internet

Most provincial capitals have internet access, particularly those that a more popular with tourists. In Luang Prabang and Vientiane rates are usually very reasonable at about US$0.50 to US$1.50 per hour. In more remote towns where competition is low, rates are a fair bit higher at around US$3 to US$6 per hour. If you're looking to save a bit of money, it's best to save your emailing until you reach the larger towns and cities.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The country code for Laos is 856. To dial out of the country, the international access code is 00. There are plenty of public phone booths in Laos but these are pretty useless as phonecards are no longer sold and the technology is rather archaic. For long distance calls it's much better to use a post office or internet cafe. The best place however is the local Telecom Office.

Mobile phone users can use their own GSM mobile phone in Laos. Roaming tends to be expensive, so if you're planning on using your phone a fair bit it may well be worth buying a local SIM card and purchasing prepaid minutes. SIMs are normally around US$5 and both Lao Telecom and ETL have good network coverage.

Post

For the best postal services, send your mail from Vientiane as the post in the provinces is less reliable. In general it takes anywhere from 1 to over 2 weeks to send post to/from Laos. Post offices generally are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm, with some having shorter hours on weekend days as well. If you are going to Thailand, post from there as it's more reliable and faster. If you are worried about sending home valuable items there is a Federal Express office inside the main post office in Vientiane. You might also check possibilities with companies like DHL, TNT or UPS.

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  • aako

    Spent almost a week in Vang Vieng in January 2007, and will be returning in February 2012, as part of our journey through northwest Thailand and then through Laos.

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