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Thai supermarkets top the list for Lao visitors

Thai supermarkets top the list for Lao visitors

0 by / on 08/03/2014, 2:51 pm / in Lifestyle, Shopping, Supermarkets

The big supermarkets in Nong Khai and Udon Thani provinces of Thailand are more of a tourist attraction for Lao people than historical, cultural and natural sites in the area. On the weekends, big supermarkets are crowded with Lao people who enjoy shopping for various kinds of goods including fruit, seafood, meats and general processed foods. Whenever you go across […]

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Thai Channel 7 apologises to Laos for insulting remarks

Thai Channel 7 apologises to Laos for insulting remarks

0 by / on 25/01/2014, 11:46 am / in News & Events

The executive board of the famous Thai television station Channel 7 yesterday apologised to the Lao people in regards to its insulting interpretations of the Lao language, according to the Lao Foreign Ministry. The programme concerned was broadcast on Thursday afternoon, as part of a series on Asean. In this instance the hosts compared the meanings of Lao and Thai […]

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What Thais Need to Know and Learn about Laotians

What Thais Need to Know and Learn about Laotians

0 by / on 17/07/2012, 6:24 pm / in News & Events, Thailand

Of the nine other members of Asean, Thailand is most culturally, linguistically and economically linked to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The economic interdependence of the two nations is particularly important and Laos is clearly part of the “Baht Zone”. The baht can be used easily anywhere in Laos.

Thailand critically needs energy imports from Laos and the Lao in turn need many consumer goods from Thailand. Also approximately one third of the Thai population has Lao cultural and linguistic roots.

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Lao Border Crossing by Car

Lao Border Crossing by Car

0 by / on 06/02/2011, 10:41 pm / in Lifestyle, Shopping, Thailand, Travel

Before departing for the border, make sure you have a ‘car passport’. This is a yellow or pink book available at the Ministry of Roads and Transport, located on Setthathirath Street between the French Embassy and the Honda Dealership.

The border crossing is usually fairly free of cars early in the morning and late in the evening. When you arrive at the border, park your car in the middle area where the other cars are parked. It is necessary to exit from your vehicle and take your documents to the relevant booth.

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