The Laos Guide Map by GT Rider

DavidFL

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Re-posted from
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on 26 November 2005

Apologies for the blatant plug, but………..the new GT Rider Laos guide map is out for all you Lao bikers & adventurers.

This 3rd edition of the Lao map is again laminated, & has 5 new "city" maps
1. Tha Khek
2. Savannakhet
3. Pakse
4. Xayaboury
5. Muang Ngoi Gao
Plus heaps more fine detail - many roads GPS-ed properly with scores of new correct village names & more accurate kms.
The map's also an extra 11 cms longer, to accommodate the new city maps, but still folds up to the same standard comfy size.

In Laos best places to get it from are
VIENTIANE
Asia Vehicle Rental
Bor Pen Nyang pub
Green Discovery
Kopchaideu Pub
Mini Post next to Lao Paris Hotel
Oriental Books
Phimphone Mini Mart (2 locations)
PVO Mc rental
Scandinavian Bakery
Taipan Hotel
That Dam Books
Walkman Village
Xayoh Magazine
Konica Plaza

HOUEI XAI
Arimid Ghouse
BAP Ghouse
Huay Xai Photo
Keoudomphone Guesthouse
Phou Doi Travel
Pornvijid Restaurant
Thaveesinh Guesthouse

LUANG PRABANG
Luangsay Cruise
Scandinavian Bakery
Treasure Travel
Grace Air Ticketing
L-Etrange Books

PAKXE
Pakse Hotel

THA KHEK
Green Discovery

CHIANG MAI NORTH THAILAND
Backstreet Books
Bookzone
DK Books
Gecko Books
Jonadda Gueshouse
Lost Bookstore
Nam Khong Travel
On The Road Books
Panda Tours (next to Kafe)
Surawongs Book Centre
UN Irish Pub

plus numerous ghouses / bars / restaurants "around the place."

CHIANG KHONG NORTH THAILAND
Ann Tour
Chiang Khong Tour
Easy Bar
Easy Trip
Ing Khong Guesthouse
Krua Thip Guesthouse
Lomatawan Pub & Restaurant
Nam Khong Riverside Hotel
SP Guesthouse
Tammila Guesthouse

GOLDEN TRIANGLE
Opium MUseum

CHIANG RAI
Nai Inn Books
ST Motorcycle

Oh yeah, cost is 200 Thai baht.
I hope you like it & it brings your hundreds, if not thousands, of kms of brilliant riding & touring in Laos!

Davidfl
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In Luang Prabang, the map is also available at
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Grace Air Ticketing
14 Sisavangvong Rd
Tel: +85620567027

& Treasure Travel (opposite Grace.)
 

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During one of our numerous photostops we were accosted by this Dutch couple who,
though it may be tempting to say they were lost whilst reading the map, were in fact looking for a place to stay on the road to Luang Namtha.
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David happily directed them to the next major village [Don Chai] where he had overnighted some years before when the road was a vicious rutted track.
We were keen to see them on their way and get back to the process of picturing the AT in action.
However, when they discovered they had found the map's cartographer a lengthy chat about places to stay ensued.
All power to them as they kept up to our schedule & pace -we kept meeting them on the road- arriving in Luang Prabang only a day after us!
 

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Cheers David,

Me and 3 others are planning a Loas trip in July. I will be arriving in Pattaya a few days before. Is there a place in Pattaya that i can buy your Laos map? thanks.

Craig in Seoul
 

calum

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hey,

I'm going to be coming in from Vietnam from the Dien Bien Phu border crossing (hopefully!) in about 2 weeks. Going to be riding round Laos for a month or so. Do you think the best bet for getting my hands on one of your maps would be to head to Luang Prabang? If so is just sticking to the highways to get there interesting or do you have any reccomensations?

Thanks for your help!!

Calum
 

DavidFL

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calum wrote: hey,

I'm going to be coming in from Vietnam from the Dien Bien Phu border crossing (hopefully!) in about 2 weeks. Going to be riding round Laos for a month or so. Do you think the best bet for getting my hands on one of your maps would be to head to Luang Prabang? If so is just sticking to the highways to get there interesting or do you have any reccomensations?

Thanks for your help!!

Calum
Calum
Pick up a map in Luang Prabang.
Best roads are the ones you enjoy most. without knowing you hard to advise you, but why not work your way through the Lao trip reports & photos to get an idea of what is out there & what appeals to you.
I'm trying to set something up in Vietnam for Laos maps, but it wont happen for another 3-4 weeks at a guess.