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Laos Photos: Chiang Khong - Houixai - Pakbeng - Luang Prabang by boat on Mekong river: 25 - 28 Dec 2005
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Houixai town in Lao side from Thailand's Chiang Khong   Thailand's Chiang Khong from Lao sie of Mekong
Lao immigration post at Houixai (Huay Xai, Houei Xai) seen from Thailand across the Mekong river. Foreign tourists get Lao visa on arrival by filling up forms, and providing a photo plus a fee. Right: Picture of immigration and ferry boat station on Thai side in Chiang Khong town.

Houixai town in Bokeo province, northern Laos   Small boat pier in Houixai
Three wheeler tuk tuk's, temples or wats, shops selling food and consumers' things, travel agents, small guesthouses, boat men, traders, and tourists fill the Lao border town of Houixai. This is the starting point for the tourists who come from northern Thailand to explore northern Laos. Right: The small boat pier in Houixai. These boats are waiting for passengers to travel to Luang Prabang via Pakbeng on the Mekong river. By road or by river people can go to Luang Namtha, Udomxai and Phongsali provinces.

A cargo boat from China at Kouixai pier   Mekong river and one of its many rock formation
A Chinese cargo boat. A section of the Mekong river with rock formation.

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