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TONY GYM DUAL PRICING AT PATTAYA, DIFFERENT GYM PRICE FOR THAI AND FOREIGNERS

 

Do you want to pay you gym membership more expensive than Thai people ?

Then go to Tony's gym at Pattaya or Tony's Gym Jomtien !

 

Yes, Tony Gym Pattaya is one of the places to avoid if you do not want to pay higher price than local people, and the worst is that as most of the businesses with a dual pricing policy,  price for Thai is written only in Thai language and foreigners cannot read it.

Writing a price in Thai letters is obviously made to avoid that farangs read it, as all Thai can read English numbers.

If you want to read the prices of Tony fitness for Thai read this page: Thai numbers

But tell us what do you think about shops, restaurants or other business that charge foreigners higher price for the same service when any business at Pattaya is running mostly because of farangs and tourists from all over the world ?


Do you think that dual pricing at Tony's gym or any other fitness in Thailand is acceptable ?

 

 

 

 

 

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THAIVISA FORUM CENSORSHIP, WHERE TO POST TOPICS THAT ARE CLOSED ON THAIVISA.COM

 

Are you getting bored with Thaivisa.com censorship ?

If you want to tell how much you hate Thaivisa cops that always close your posts just because they have decided that they do not want that you talk about a specific topic, then come and tell us !

Also, if you want continue talking about a topic that is not allowed to talk on Thaivisa forums them post this topic here and we will let you talk about it as much as you want.

Indeed it's incredible that a website making money thanks to its users do not respect them and treat them like shit, and if you cannot accept this situation anymore just do not post on Thaivisa.com anymore !

Many other forums are available about Thailand, Bangkok, and Pattaya nightlife as Teakdoor.com and you should use them instead of Thaivisa that is really the worst forum about Thailand where to post you information.

And if some of your posts have been deleted or closed on Thaivisa please tell us what is the real reason why it happened, and all your comments are welcome.

 

 

 

 

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PAO CHINESE FOOD AT PATTAYA, WHERE TO EAT GOOD AND CHEAP CHINESE FOOD IN CHONBURI PROVINCE


If you are looking for Chinese food at Pattaya or Jomtien you can choose between 2 Chinese restaurants, one at Central Pattaya (Pattaya Klang) and one at Jomtien beach (Soi Beach hotel between Jomtien Soi 11 and 12).


Pao Chinese restaurant is located near Fascino drugstore at Pattaya Klang on the left when coming from the beach.

The Chinese restaurant at Jomtien is located on the right when you enter the Beach hotel street, between Soi 11 and 12 at Jomtien beach after the front beach temple. You can check which Soi it is on these videos:

CHINESE RESTAURANT AT JOMTIEN

JOMTIEN BEACH HOTEL SOI

 

Both restaurants are very different.

The Pao Pattaya restaurant is a very nice place that is at the same time quite cheap. They they Hong Kong style Chinese food that is quite different from the food served at Jomtien restaurant.

Owner at Chinese Pattaya restaurant can speak some English when owner at Jomtien restaurant cannot speak English or Thai at al, he speaks only Chinese, and the good point is that he doesn't speak a lot (who cares what he has to tell anyway ?).

The Jomtien place looks like a classic cheap Thai restaurant but the food is not cheap, and is even expensive there compared to Thai standards. Only dumplings sold 80 Thb are cheap, then every other dish is above 100 Thb.

At Pattaya Chinese restaurant you can find many dishes priced under 100 Thb, and the menu as a well as dishes themselves are quite appealing.

The only problem with Pao restaurant at Pattaya Klang is that the owner seems too rich already as it is often closed.

Also, his girlfriend or wife who is also chef there should learn how to smile, because we are not in China here, but in Thailand, and in Thailand people smile ! Anyway it seems commonly accepted that business owners must smile to their customers, right ?

So the Pao Chinese restaurant could be perfect if it was opened everyday and at least the days when it is supposed to be opened and if the women there was nicer with customers. Officially this restaurant is opened from Tuesday to Sunday from 6pm to 1am.

It seems that this place could be successful unlike most of the restaurants that open and close few months later in Thailand, but the owner should also cook some cheap Thai food for groups of people among which some of them would like to eat Thai food (Thai food for Teerak?). It's not a big deal to cook some Thai food, so why taking the risk to loose customers who won't eat at your restaurant because you do not offer some easy Thai food.

Another point is that Pao restaurants owners opened this place without knowing anything about Thailand: they opened it just few months after living in Thailand, which is certainly not enough time to learn the customs.

For example they didn't know that in Thailand you can bring your own drink, being liquor or wine, anywhere, and that you just have to pay for the corkage.

How much you have to pay to bring your drink should be clearly stated and it is not acceptable to tell to customers that you do not allow them to bring their bottle in a country where it is even allowed in five stars hotels and restaurants.

It's weird also that it is not allowed by Chinese people as you can bring your bottles to any restaurant you go in China.

At Jomtien restaurant you can bring your drinks, and anyway the owner cannot speak English to tell you that you cannot !

So if you compare both Chinese restaurants at Pattaya and Jomtien Pao restaurant is the winner because of its cheap prices, good food, and nice place.

But maybe you know any other Chinese restaurant at Pattaya or Chonburi area ? Please share your info with us !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IKEA PATTAYA FURNITURE ASSEMBLY

FIND A HANDYMAN AROUND PATTAYA

TO ASSEMBLY YOUR IKEA FURNITURE

 

 

 

Ikea furniture shop is now in Thailand and a furniture delivery and assembly service is available, but not in Pattaya or anywhere outside Bangkok.


If you order furniture from Ikea Bangkok you can ask to be delivered anywhere in Thailand and the fee to deliver your furniture to Pattaya is quite reasonable, but Ikea doesn't propose an assembly service for it's furniture outside Bangkok.

So if you buy furniture from Ikea you will have to find handymen in your living area to build your wardrobes, cabinets, beds, and other heavy furniture.

There is in Bangkok and Pattaya a personal shopper service that also proposes an Ikea furniture assembly service, and you can contact this company to assembly your furniture delivered in Chonburi area, Pattaya Jomtien, Sattahip, Naklua, Sriracha, etc...

The fee for furniture assembly is 2000 Thb a day for one handyman, but if you have really large furniture to build you should hire at least 2 persons to assembly your furniture faster.


If you need any information about Ikea assembly service at Pattaya area please add a comment to this page or contact the Bangkok Personal Shopper service directly.

 

 

 

 

 

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HOW TO PAY ONLINE WITH A THAI DEBIT CARD AS KASIKORN BANK DEBIT CARD

 

You can pay online with most Thai banks debit cards and if you want to know the process to be able to pay for your online shopping with the Kasikorn bank debit card, here is how to do.

 

There are 2 possibilities to pay online when having a Kasikorn bank debit bank:

- Apply for Internet Shopping by K-Debit Card at any Kasikorn bank ATM

- Apply for K-Web Shopping Card online if you have an access to your Kasikorn bank account online

 


If you apply for the online payment service at ATM you will have to use your debit card number to pay online after having enabled this service one time at any Kasikorn bank ATM.

If you apply for online service in your K-bank account you will be given a virtual credit card number that will allow you to pay online without using your real debit card number.

 

Paying online with Kbank is very safe as a code will be sent to your mobile phone before any transaction, and you will have to enter this password to validate your online payment.

 

It's also easy to pay online with other banks debit cards at SCB Siam Commercial Bank or Bangkok bank, and if you need more information please add a comment to this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEST PUBLIC HOSPITAL IN PATTAYA SATTAHIP CHONBURI AREA, WHICH CHEAP HOSPITAL FOR EMERGENCY IN THAILAND

 

If you are looking for a cheap hospital in Thailand then go for public hospitals !

Public hospitals are very good in Thailand and the only reason why some foreigners or locals prefer to go to private hospital is that service and decoration are better !

But in public hospitals you will find some of the best professors in Thailand, doctors that are trained in the US or in Europe, and MD that will treat all your conditions.

If you are looking for the best public hospital around Pattaya then you should go to Sattahip as you can find there one good public hospital, the Queen Sirikit Naval public hospital (Somdej Phranangchaosirikit hospital), which is the Queen hospital.

This public hospital is a big one and has an emergency service ready for any heavy condition night and day, so you can be sure to find help when going there.

If you have received any treatment from this public hospital near Pattaya please tell us how was the service that you received and what was the cost.

And if you are looking for a complete list of all hospitals in Thailand just follow this link:

list of Thai hospitals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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B-QUICK CAR SERVICE SHOP, WHY IS B-QUICK PATTAYA MORE EXPENSIVE THAN STANDARD GARAGES

 

I wonder why B-quik car service is more expensive than usual garages ? I was thinking that this kind of quick service shops were cheaper than traditional garages but actually in Thailand it seems that fast service means higher prices.

Changing brakes pads at B-Quik Pattaya for an old car costs 1200 Thb + 800 Thb for installation !

1200 Thb for pads is an acceptable price but 800 Thb for installation is really overpriced as it takes just few minutes to change the pads, and especially in Thailand where labour is so cheap.

Have you ever changed brakes pads in Thailand and how much did you pay ?

Do you know a good garage around Pattaya or Jomtien where to go to service a car ?

 

 

 

 

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COMPARE NONG KHAI VIENTIANE VISA RUN TO MUKDAHAN SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

 

If you know Vientiane the capital city of Laos and have already been there to apply for a tourist visa or any non immigrant visa you will be disappointed by Savannakhet, the second city in Laos. because it has nothing interesting enough to go there but it's Thai consulate that delivers Thai visa easily.

If you compare a visa run to Vientiane consulate and a visa run to Savannakhet consulate the latter is closer to the friendship bridge 2 than Vientiane is to the Friendship bridge 1, and the border crossing is faster at Mukdahan - Savanakhet because it is less crowded as few foreigners are crossing there.

Savannakhet is not as welcoming as Vientiane where you can find a lot of western food restaurant and where most of the hotels offer free WIFI Internet connection.

At Savanakhet few hotels offer Internet, and few of this connected hotels have WIFI available from the room.

Savannakhet is not yet a touristic place and it's even surprising to find a Thai consulate there, so you won't find many tourist agencies and cafes of bars as you can find at Vientiane.

At Savannakhet the most famous western food restaurant is called Cafe de Boune (or Boon) and is a very expensive place where nobody who has been to Vientiane eating cheap and good western food, pizza, pasta, or French food, wants to go. Cafe de Boon owner is an arrogant Lao French woman who doesn't care her customers and dare to sell them overpriced food that is not even good or nice: 2 fried eggs cost 100 Thb and all the menu is overpriced.

If you really want to eat western food you will find few other places but still, prices are a lot higher than at Vientiane and the choice is not as large: no bakery or French restaurant at Savannakhet, and only 2 or 3 coffee shops.

Internet shops also are hard to find at Savannakhet, as well as good street food that is not available as it is in Thailand or even at Vientiane. You can eat some street noodles at Savannakhet but mostly you will have bones in your dish and will hardly find any chicken meat to eat.

So you can understand how different is Savannakhet from Vientiane in Lao, and if you have to go there for your visa do not expect anything good.

This city is mostly famous for its casino, the Savan Vegas casino where Thai gamblers go to play but also to relax in a nice American run hotel. People going to the casino usually do not even visit the city that has nothing to offer to someone coming from Thailand.

The only reason why going to to Savannakhet is it's Thai consulate where you can get a two entries tourist visa when you already have many tourist visas in your passport and even when Vientiane Thai consulate denied you the right to have one more of this visa. Also, any other kind of Thai visa that allow to stay in Thailand for a while as non-immigrant O visa or non-immigrant B visa, or even ED visa (education visa) is easy to get at Savannakhet.

If you are looking for a cheap place where to stay at Savannakhet go to Leena guesthouse as it is the only cheap hotel offering free WIFI Internet, but if you want a nicer hotel go to Savan Vegas hotel or Dansavahn hotel near the river. Frankly, if you just want to sleep in clean sheets and be able to use internet, go to Leena and do not waste your time checking other places.

The bus trip to Mukdahan and Savannakhet hotel can be long, so if you prefer to fly to Ubon Ratchatani in Thailand then take the VIP transit mini van to Mukdahan, a service from Ploy Hotel in the center of Mukdahan.

Also, a famous travel agency called Roonmai travel can pick you up at Ubon Ratchatani airport and cross the Friendship bridge 2 to go to the Thai consulate at Savannakhet directly:

Contact: roonmai@hotmail.com - Tel: 042 - 674063 or 08 - 1592 - 6966

Unlike Thai vans from Udon Thani airport that cannot cross the bridge 1 at Nong Khai, a Thai van can cross the bridge 2 at Mukdahan, and this is quite convenient to directly go to the consulate after your flight from Bangkok or any other place.

If you go to the border on your own you can also use the public bus to cross the border: pay 50 Thb and go by bus to the Lao immigration.

In the future you won't have to go further than the bridge to get your visa as a new Thai consulate is being built right after the bridge on Lao side and this is the place where visa will have to be applied within few months.

 

 

 

 

 

VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS ACCROSS MUKDAHAN FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE 2

NO VISA ON ARRIVAL AT SAVANNAKHET LAO BORDER AFTER 8pm

BUS FROM BANGKOK TO SAVANAKHET FOR VISA RUN

BEST HOTEL ON THAILAND SIDE FOR SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

CLOSEST HOTEL TO THAI CONSULATE AT SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS FOR VISA RUN

COMPARE VIENTIANE VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BUY SECOND HAND CAR IN THAILAND, WHAT SECOND HAND CHEAP CAR TO BUY FOR CHEAP SPARE PARTS

 

I would like to know what are the cheapest small cars that one can buy in Thailand ?

I am looking for a second hand Japanese car as I think they are the cheapest.

What brand should I buy ? Toyota seems the most available here ?

What about Mitsubishi, Honda, or Mazda ? And also Korean cars ?


Thank you for your info about second hand cheap cars in Thailand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHERE TO BUY VIRGIN CAMBODIAN HAIR IN THAILAND OR HAIR EXTENSION IN CAMBODIA

 

I am loooking for Cambodian virgin hair for hair extension, do you know where I can fin this real hair in Thailand or in Cambodia ?

I would like to buy wholesale hair at the best price, but if you only know places selling retail please tell me also.

Do you know why Cambodian or Vietnamese women are known for selling their hair all over the world, and especially to African woman ? Why Thai women do not sell their hair also ?



 

 

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GOOGLE STREET VIEW THAILAND AND GOOGLE STREET VIEW PATTAYA NOW AVAILABLE

 

Google street view is now available for Bangkok and Pattaya and you can visit these two beautiful cities as if you were already in Thailand.

 

If you want to see Bangkok street view please visit this link: Bangkok Airport Street View

The ride starts from Bangkok airport and you can visit the city as if you just arrived in the country by plane.

Follow the express way to the center and you will reach Sukhumvit and Khao San Road, the main touristic areas in Bangkok.

 

If you want to see Pattaya street view and Jomtien street view please visit this link: View Talay 1 Street View

The ride starts from View Talay 1 Building, the best View Talay condominium which is also one of the cheapest and best price for value where to buy a condo in Pattaya area.

When using this link you can turn right to go to Pattaya beach or you can go left to go to Jomtien beach.

 

 

 

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FREE WIFI INTERNET CONNECTION AT BANGKOK AIRPORT, USE TRUE WIFI AT AIRPORT FOOD COURT

 

Is there a free WIFI Internet connection at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport and where is it ?

I have been looking for free Internet Wifi at airport but it seems that there is not any free connection at this airport.

People having a TRUE INTERNET password can connect at airport food court at the ground floor as a TRUEWIFI signal is available exactly as in Bangkok and everywhere in Thailand.

Some other connections signals also are available at airport foodcourt but it seems that none of them is free, so if you know any free WIFI at airport that works well please tell me.

 

 

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FIRST DAY OVERSTAY IN THAILAND, DO YOU HAVE TO PAY THE FINE OR NOT

 


Do you have to pay the fine when overstaying only few days or few hours in Thailand ?

Some people say that the first day of overstay in Thailand is free but others say that they had to pay for the first day also, so it seems not clear.

Do you have any experience of overstaying in Thailand and can you tell me if you had to pay 500 Thb from the first day, or even if you were only one day late on your visa ?


For example if on your passport stamp it's written until 10th March 2012 and you leave the country at airport or at any land border on 11th, do you have to pay 500 Thb for the first day overstay ?

Thank you for your help about overstaying in Thailand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THAI LAO MUKDAHAN SAVANNAKHET BORDER FOR LAO VISA ON ARRIVAL

 

If you want to go to Savannakhet in Lao through the Thai Lao Friendship bridge 2 do not forget that you must arrive before 8pm to be able to get a visa on arrival.

If you arrive later than 8pm without a visa you won't be able to cross as Lao visa on arrival are delivered till 8pm, then the office closes and you have to come back the next day.

Another solution is to apply for a visa in Bangkok, but it's only useful if you plan to arrive later than 8pm at the border, as visa fee in Bangkok or at the border is the same.

If you arrive after 8pm without a visa you will have to wait until the morning at Mukdahan, a nice Esan city very close to the border.

You can sleep in basic but clean hotels for less than 400 Thb and you can eat very delicious Thai food.

 

 

 

 

 

VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS ACCROSS MUKDAHAN FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE 2

NO VISA ON ARRIVAL AT SAVANNAKHET LAO BORDER AFTER 8pm

BUS FROM BANGKOK TO SAVANAKHET FOR VISA RUN

BEST HOTEL ON THAILAND SIDE FOR SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

CLOSEST HOTEL TO THAI CONSULATE AT SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS FOR VISA RUN

COMPARE VIENTIANE VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

 

 

 

 

 

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SAVANNAKHET HOTEL CLOSEST TO THAI CONSULATE FOR VISA APPLICATION IN LAOS AFTER CROSSING MUKDAHAN BRIDGE

 


If you want to stay at the closest hotel to the Thai consulate at Savannakhet then check in at NONG SODA GUESTHOUSE hotel that is located on the river bank just next to the Thai consulate, 100 meters from the consulate on the river bank, but that doesn't offer any Internet connection.

The Mekong hotel also is very close and you can find all the hotel as well as the Thai consulate near the immigration office on this Savannakhet map.

Savannakhet is not a modern city and it sometimes looks desert so it is difficult to find good western food as in Nong Khai, and you will also have problems to find cheap hotels with WIFI Internet connection.

Do not try western food at "Cafe de Boon" as the French Lao owner is a cheater who sells overpriced western and Lao food, and who treats her customers very badly, thinking that she knows everything better than them. An arrogant woman and an overpriced place to avoid.

Not much western food is offered at other restaurants in the city unlike Vientiane where western food is cheaper than in Thailand and often better, as well as Mexican food and Indian food. Places to eat Lao food exist, but you will be disapointed if you are used to eat Thai food that is a lot better than Lao food.

The only hotels famous for having WIFI Internet are the Dansavanh hotel near the river and the Savan Vegas hotel which is the casino hotel, but rooms at these places cost around 2000 Thb a night.

If you do not want to spend too much but still want to have WIFI Internet available in your room, then go to Leena Guesthouse which is the best place in town in its category: cheap and clean, you can use free satellite WIFI Internet and sleep for 400 Thb a night in an aircon + fan room.

Surprising, Internet speed at Leena Guesthouse is often faster than any hotel at Vientiane the capital city of Laos, and the reason is that Leena guesthouse has satellite connection when hotels in Vientiane use standard cable connection.

So, Leena guest house is the best choice for anybody who is looking for a basic room but clean and with rooms that are close to the Internet WIFI router.

No other cheap hotel has Internet in rooms, and few have it in the lobby, this is why all Leena gueshouse reviews that you can read on Internet travel websites are positive about this place.

As in Vientiane you can use Thai Baht to pay for room and food at Savannakhet.

 

 

 

 

VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS ACCROSS MUKDAHAN FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE 2

NO VISA ON ARRIVAL AT SAVANNAKHET LAO BORDER AFTER 8pm

BUS FROM BANGKOK TO SAVANAKHET FOR VISA RUN

BEST HOTEL ON THAILAND SIDE FOR SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

CLOSEST HOTEL TO THAI CONSULATE AT SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS FOR VISA RUN

COMPARE VIENTIANE VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

 

 

 

 

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BUS FROM BANGKOK TO MUKDAHAN, SAFEST BUS AND BEST WAY TO TRAVEL TO MUKDAHAN FOR CHEAP



If you want to take a bus from Bangkok to Mukdahan in Esan, here is on the map the trip you will have to do:
http://g.co/maps/shp9m

You can take a VIP overnight bus to Mukdahan for around 800 Thb but as it is a very long trip or if you prefer to travel by bus in daytime because it is safer, you should take a bus to Khon Kaen as there are buses leaving Bangkok Mochit bus station every hour, and then take a second bus to Mukdahan.

If you want to sleep in the bus form Bangkok you should take a Chantour bus as this company is even better than the famous Nakon Chai Air: Chantour offers double decker buses with only 6 seats downstairs, meaning that it will be a lot easier to sleep than on a single deck bus where noisy people will be all around watching TV or speaking on their phone.

Chantour is the best Thai bus company as it is quite safe with drivers not going too fast and also because all Chantour buses are double decker buses, allowing to rest at the lower floor.

If you take a first bus to Khon Kaen (available every hour from Bangkok Mochit bus station) you will arrive at Khon Kaen aircon bus station where you won't find any aircon bus to Mukdahan.

You have to move to another bus station (very close, 50 Thb Tuk Tuk, you can walk if you wish) that is called the BOKOSOR (non air bus station) and where aircon buses to Mukdahan are available.

From this Khon Kaen non air bus station standard aircon buses are available every hour but there is also one VIP double decker bus leaving 3 times a day: early in the morning at 5am, a second one at 10am and a third one leaving in the afternoon, at 15h30. This VIP bus is better as it is a double decker bus, not as good as Chantour bus, but where you will be able to rest at the lower floor also.


So you can take a Chantour bus from Bangkok to Khon Kaen at 6h30 in the morning then another bus from Khon Kaen to Mukdahan before 14h and arrive at the Mukdahan Lao border before 7pm.

It's also a good idea to overnight at Khon Kaen as the lake are is a very nive place to visit, especially if you do not want to be more than 10 hours in a bus the same day.



On the way back the same buses are available, every hour from Mukdahan to Khon Kaen if you take the standard aircon bus or at 5am, 10 am and 3pm if you take the VIP bus.

Then from Khon Kaen to Bangkok Chantour VIP buses also run every hour to Mochit bus station.

 

 

 

VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS ACCROSS MUKDAHAN FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE 2

NO VISA ON ARRIVAL AT SAVANNAKHET LAO BORDER AFTER 8pm

BUS FROM BANGKOK TO SAVANAKHET FOR VISA RUN

BEST HOTEL ON THAILAND SIDE FOR SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

CLOSEST HOTEL TO THAI CONSULATE AT SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS FOR VISA RUN

COMPARE VIENTIANE VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VISA RUN TO MUKDAHAN SAVANAKHET

 

 

If you want to go to Mukdahan border to cross the Friendship bridge to apply for a Thai visa at Thai consulate in Laos do not forget that visa on arrival office at Lao border is only opened until 8pm but that the border closes at 10pm. So it means that if you go there without a Lao visa you won't be able to cross between 8pm and 10pm, unlike Non Khai border with Lao where you can cross till the border is opened.

To make it clear:

- if you go to Mukdahan - Savannakhet land border without visa you must arrive there before 8pm.

- if you go to Mukdahan - Savannakhet land border with a visa in your passport you can go anytiime until 10pm.


This Friendship bridge 2 border is similar to Friendship 1 border (Nong Khai - Vientiane) but it is far less crowded and you won't have to queue to go there.

There is only 1 duty free shops there and the offer is not so interesting, but you can bring as many bottles as you want because Thai customs never check people crossing the border, especially foreigners.

If you arrive too late to cross the border at night you can stay at the city of Mukdahan which is quite welcoming with cheap hotels (free WIFI internet) and cheap but good food.

Mukdahan is a small city but you can find anything you want there.

 

Click here to view a Mukdahan map with some information in Thai.

Click here to check the Thai consulate location and opening hours at Savanakhet in Laos.

 

 


VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS ACCROSS MUKDAHAN FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE 2

NO VISA ON ARRIVAL AT SAVANNAKHET LAO BORDER AFTER 8pm

BUS FROM BANGKOK TO SAVANAKHET FOR VISA RUN

BEST HOTEL ON THAILAND SIDE FOR SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

CLOSEST HOTEL TO THAI CONSULATE AT SAVANNAKHET IN LAOS FOR VISA RUN

COMPARE VIENTIANE VISA RUN TO SAVANNAKHET VISA RUN

 

 

 

 

 

VISA RUN TO MUKDAHAN SAVANAKHET



BEST HOTEL AT MUKDAHAN FOR OVERNIGHT STAY BEFORE CROSSING FRIENDSHIP BRIDGE TO SAVANAKHET FOR VISA RUN

 

If you are looking for the best hotel at Mukdahan, the border city in front of Savanakhet in Laos, then you should visit the Kim Jek Sin 2 Hotel.

This hotel only costs 380 Thb a night for a big clean fully furnished aircon room with free WIFI internet that works well and that is fast !

If you are just looking for a clean room without luxury, but a room with good WIFI connection (not only 1 internet router at each floor but 1 router every 5 meters), then the Kim Jek Sin 2 Hotel is the place to go.

This hotel is at a short ride from Mukdahan bus station and it is anyway located where you will go to eat if you stay at any hotel that is at walking distance from bus station, so better stay here and take a Tuk tuk to bus station (Tuk tuk price from bus station to this hotel is 50 thb maximum and tuk tuk from this botel or bus station to border costs 200 thb maximum).

The Kim Jek Sin 2 at Mukdahan is famous with locals but not yet with foreigners, so not much English is spoken but who cares ?

To find this hotel here look at the map: Mukdahan hotel Kim Jek Sin 2 Map

If you want a very similar hotel Kim Jek Sin 1 hotel booking is available on Agoda:

http://www.agoda.com/asia/thailand/mukdahan/kim_jek_cin_1_hotel.html

As the Kim Jek Sin 1 hotel can be booked online it is sometimes full, so just cross the road and go to Kim Jek Sin 2 without booking.

Near Kim Jek Sin 1 and Kim Jek Sin 2 hotels you will find a 7/11 convenient store and many restaurants where you can eat delicious north-eastern Thai food or even western food.

 

 

 

 

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