Is the Xanakham - Chiang Khan open for motor bikes

Bert on the bike

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We are planning a trip through Laos and thinking about taking the Vang Vien, Xana Khan - Chiang Khan border croosing and then through Loei back to Chiang Mai.

I can not find any write up on this border crossing and although it shows on the map I have as a border crossing and I am not sure we can take our bike through the border there.

Please let me know if any of you guys have any experience crossing this border.

Thanks

Bert
 

Auke

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Nov 10, 2003
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Xanakhan to Chiang Khan is not an international crossing - only open for local traffic.

Either leave through the Kenthao (Nam Heung bridge) crossing more to the west (Rd 4 from Xayabouri to the south) or the Vang Noa ferry to Ban Kok Phai about 35 km North-east of Xanakham (crossing and seems to be international now)