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Huay Xai

Health & safety

Dangers & annoyances

When arriving in Huay Xai from Thailand there’s an official-looking desk at the boat landing. Men here will do their best to convince you that there’s no bus to Luang Nam Tha (this is false) and try to sell you a ticket along the Mekong to Luang Prabang for the next day. They may also try to sell you an overpriced ticket along the Nam Tha, up to Luang Nam Tha. It pays to walk past them and find out your best options once you’re in town.