Getting there & around
There are three border crossings into Southern Laos – one each from Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Once you’re in, the main roads are smooth and well-serviced by buses and sǎwngthǎew (passenger trucks). The exceptions are Rte 18 between Attapeu and Thang Beng in Champasak Province, and all the roads running north and east of Salavan. Cargo boats no longer work the Mekong.