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    the new Lao-Viet Commemorative War Museum at Ban Dong in Sepone

    Hi guys

    could any body been to this place can find loads telling me its open but not alot on were it actually is . theres a few ban dongs , Dong village, Xepon district thats as much as i can find . would love to no if anyone has visted or the correct address or map with it on i do no it must be nearer vn than thailand

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    To get to Dong village head east from Sepon town on Route 9 and it is about 22km away on your right side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    To get to Dong village head east from Sepon town on Route 9 and it is about 22km away on your right side.

    sorry to be a pain fella i want to make sure i got this right due to being in a wheel chair spinal injured long story but if i was to get a taxi from savannaket as i in thailand was going to drive to boader in my own car. sorry to be a pain
    can you beleave i have had my own haulage company in uk for 22 year and car not find it on a bloody map . its on my bucket list that museum . and to visit the ho chi minh trail . think its all todo with been early teens when all that shit went of .any idea cost not that i arsed just dont want ripping of as they say

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    Distance from bridge in Savannakhet to bridge in Sepon is 190km.
    So your taxi to Dong village will be about 212 km.

    Just hire a taxi for the day after inspecting the vehicle.
    No idea of cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Distance from bridge in Savannakhet to bridge in Sepon is 190km.
    So your taxi to Dong village will be about 212 km.

    Just hire a taxi for the day after inspecting the vehicle.
    No idea of cost.
    cheers fella

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    Its a [at][at][at][at] of a road unless they have fixed it recently used to take 3 hours sepon to savannakhet but more like 6 now, if you go why not continue on to Lao Bao Border and cross into vietnam and have a look at the museum in KHe sanh, you will need a visa before you get there as they won t issue at the bridge

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    Several photos of a good road on google earth.
    This one dated 2012.
    Hopefully it's all been surfaced now


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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Its a [at][at][at][at] of a road unless they have fixed it recently used to take 3 hours sepon to savannakhet but more like 6 now, if you go why not continue on to Lao Bao Border and cross into vietnam and have a look at the museum in KHe sanh, you will need a visa before you get there as they won t issue at the bridge
    is that a long way in to vietnham ??? were exctley is it no me way round thailand well just shit at over there . vietnam on bucket list to

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    Quote Originally Posted by woolyback View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Its a [at][at][at][at] of a road unless they have fixed it recently used to take 3 hours sepon to savannakhet but more like 6 now, if you go why not continue on to Lao Bao Border and cross into vietnam and have a look at the museum in KHe sanh, you will need a visa before you get there as they won t issue at the bridge
    is that a long way in to vietnham ??? were exctley is it no me way round thailand well just shit at over there . vietnam on bucket list to
    carnt find sepon on map is it the loas vn border lao boa ???

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    I can't comment on the actual route you are intending on travelling but I can tell you that road travel in Laos can be very slow! It once took me 18 hours (Yes honestly 18 HOURS!!!) To get from Phonsavan to Vientiane!!! So be aware that it could take quite a while!

    Also no offence but try and lay out what you are saying in a better way and look at your spelling a little as I am finding it rather confusing to read.

    Good luck with your trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Several photos of a good road on google earth. This one dated 2012. Hopefully it's all been surfaced now


    Yep
    it s surfaced all the way, the problem is it hasnt been maintained for years, The japs are donating money to rebuild it (again) the last time i was down there a few months ago they were working on the worst stretches ,







    Quote Originally Posted by woolyback
    carnt find sepon on map is it the loas vn border lao boa ???
    Yes, sepon town is about 40 kms fro Lao Bao border, khe sahn ( Vietnam) was the scene of many battles and is also about 40 kms from LaoBao

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    Several photos of a good road on google earth. This one dated 2012. Hopefully it's all been surfaced now


    Yep
    it s surfaced all the way, the problem is it hasnt been maintained for years, The japs are donating money to rebuild it (again) the last time i was down there a few months ago they were working on the worst stretches ,







    Quote Originally Posted by woolyback
    carnt find sepon on map is it the loas vn border lao boa ???
    Yes, sepon town is about 40 kms fro Lao Bao border, khe sahn ( Vietnam) was the scene of many battles and is also about 40 kms from LaoBao
    going to give it a go next week or week after . will let you no how it goes

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    trucks loaded with teak on route to vietnam

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    Hi Guys
    just to let you no i went to the above museum had a good look round to really were a visit . loads of stuff there . to lots of photos but it says they are to big file size that is not sure how to get them on here .
    took 5 hours by loas taxi roads were ok apart from the middle bit were theres pot holes and its stop start apart from that ok . lots of vietnamise trucks loaded with teak .also saw a convoy of copper trucks heading back to thailand . new this as they were being escorted by a 4x4 from the one of the mines

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    i would like to see the pics mate, are you posting the pics to the gallery? why not open a photobucket account dead easy or re size the pics to 600 x 800 The copper trucks are from sepon thats the only large scale copper mine down this way , they go out daily ,doesnt look like the are very loaded but that stuffs heavy and there are weight restrictions for Lao roads, Not that the viets overloaded with Lumber and gypsum etc give a fok ( the lumbers whats called Mai doo) fantastic wood and worth a fortune


    Viet truck on route 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post
    ( the lumbers whats called Mai doo) fantastic wood and worth a fortune


    The lumber is probably Pterocarpus macrocarpus (Burma Padauk).

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    Cheers borey, not sure what this stuff is but doesnt look as hard as some of the lumber down here

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    Hi LBD its the file size that are to big . not sure what to do about that would love to put them on dont think photo bucket would help with that mind i aint sure and i have a mac book pro

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    The GPS readings are:
    16.635193, 106.428746 (digital)
    taken two minutes ago at the site being between Xepon and the Vietnamese border; place was called A Luoi on American maps

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    ^Would have been good to know almost four years ago, when he was looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    ^Would have been good to know almost four years ago, when he was looking.
    Well, four years ago I did not google for this destination. I was looking for the telephone number of the museum and hence tripped over TeakDoor. Hopefully that clarifies it; maybe a future visitor might be glad for this information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ticino View Post

    maybe a future visitor might be glad for this information.
    Always possible

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