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Nong Khai, Thailand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very unfriendly Lao immigration officials. Unfortunately I won't be coming over this bridge again. Just a bad experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a bridge over the Mekong River with good views. Took bus across it. If one is near check it out but do not make a special trip unless you have time to waste.

Thank RobertW4959
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Travelled across this when exiting Laos. Easy to navigate. Lots of "helpful" people as you exit Laos who want you on their bus. Travel across is very quick and entering Bangkok is easy.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This is a 1 km bridge linking Thailand to Laos. We saw the bridge from the riverbanks of Nong Khai. The water level of the Mekong river was rather high due to the heavy rain recently. We could along many activities along both sides of...More

Thank 588phis
Reviewed September 13, 2018

If you want to croos the border from Thailand to Laos the 1st Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge is first choice if you want to travel to Vientiane. A total span of more than 1.1 kilometres over the already very wide river Mekong. You can choose a...More

Thank The_Fat_Frankfurter
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting this for tourism then one can walk from laos side on foot till about half way. It has a separate path for walkers. Only worth it if you are in the area.

Thank Nisha I
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Many people ask about taking a motorbike from Thailand to Laos. Yes, you can do it, as long as the motorbike is in your name and you bring or take your green book (ownership) to show proof. Thai immigration; you will have to go to...More

Thank reliable2018
Reviewed May 25, 2018

The First Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge is a bridge over the Mekong, connecting Nong Khai Province and the city of Nong Khai in Thailand with Vientiane Prefecture in Laos. Completed in 1994, it has two lanes and a rail track, Since I was on the bus...More

Thank AMsays
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

It is very quick and convenient as well as pleasant trip to use this Friendship Bridge to travel to Nongkhai. Crossing with the train at 5:30pm is also nice to admire the sunset !!!

Thank Ketsamay R
Reviewed April 20, 2018

Easy transfer, the bus is 15bht to thailand and 20bht back. Very small waiting times and ques were pretty decent.

Thank Lindsay M
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