Him Lam Hotel

Him Lam Ward, Dien Bien Phu, Vietnam | Hotel
Prices starting from $33.00

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A travel blog entry by kriso80

We suggest getting to the bus departure point (on the Vietnamese side of the Nam Ou) by 06:30 as seats are limited and allocated on a first come first serve basis. If the bus is full you will be left behind!

Tickets cannot be pre-purchased. At the border, Lao immigration staff demand a 4,000 kip 'processing fee'.

Buses leave three times a week from Dien Bien Phu to Muang Khua at 05:30. Lao visa on arrival is available at the ...

Boring Bus Time

A travel blog entry by peterprest

... take to Lao for example a tonne of cigarettes or massive sacs full of God Knows what. We then had a relatively straight forward trip to the border the bus was quite full and the back two rows were taken up by packages but it wasn't too bad. At the border Tom had to borrow money off out dodgy driver since we had brought exact money for the visa but then being corrupt they threw on extra stamp charges etc. which we ...

Border crossing at Tay Trang

A travel blog entry by terryandlauren


... met a group of aussie teenagers who really helped us out by donating some unused Laos Kip and exchanging some Vietnamese dong for US dollars. Lifesavers! We had a nice chat with them too about travelling - they thought we'd just left uni which was sweet (and made us feel ancient! Incidentally T found his first grey beard hair this week!)
We got an early one ready for our 6.30am bus. We were told the journey takes about 6 hours so were looking forward to arriving ...

Dien Bien Phu

A travel blog entry by p45


... it. It was actually very cold up here. You could see a table tennis table set up behind the border guards in their office. Obviously it would get
boring here at times. After we got our stamps out and back on the bus,
we had to drive another 6 km through a high jungle pass to the Vietnam
checkpoint. Once we arrived there we hopped out and again handed all the
passports in at once so there was a pile together. It looks like most

The longest hardest day of my trip

A travel blog entry by 2legs2wheels


Today would be a test of my mettle. I faced foot deep mud, floods and the longest day on my bike - a soaking and exhausting 15 hours. Having been filled with intrepidation for days about what lay ahead, my state of mind wasn't helped by coming off my bike at 80mph within the first hour. You don't forget days like this!

I had been apprehensive about my journey to Vietnam for some days. My fears were founded on the annoying realisation that I was only allowed to cross ...

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This hotel, located on Him Lam Ward, Dien Bien Phu, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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