This new hospital is OK for minor problems but for any serious illnesses consider flying to Bangkok or returning to Vientiane and neighbouring hospitals across the Thai border. Doctors recommend you arrive with a wo…
General information on festivals and ethnic groups. Also offers some maps and leaflets, plus information on buses or boats on a new hi-tech touchscreen computer. Great office run by helpful staff.
It's usually possible to extend a Lao visa for up to 30 extra days (20,000K per day) if you apply before it has expired. You'll need one passport-sized photo. Pick up is the following day at 3pm.
Changes major currencies in cash, has a 24-hour ATM and offers cash advances against Visa and MasterCard.
Organised and customised tours throughout Laos. Prices depend on duration and group size.
We like these guys for their honesty and unflappable help in dealing with a laptop crisis.
Visas for Vietnam are issued here in 24 hours for $50 or in three working days for $40.
One of the best ticketing outfits in the city; it sells plane, boat and bus tickets.
Modern medical equipment and supplies, but sometimes short of trained personnel.
Police with basic English-language skills can assist with problems.