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    Border markets

    Thought I asked this before, but could not find it....

    Anyone know where the best border market is for Laos or Cambo, been to Poipet, so want to try Laos.

    But we might not want or be able to go over the border, so looking for market on Thai side if possible, but no further north than Nong Khai really.

    Would like to drive over, but have not bothered to get the car passport yet and dont know how much bullshit is involved to get it, or where.

    Also I do not have a multi entry and dunno if can get at the border or not.

    But also we will have a 12yo thai girl with us, that is not ours, so no birth certificate and no id or passport, so she may not be able to cross and cannot leave her alone.

    Any info out there ??
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    What you want to buy?

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    These border markets seem to wax an wane all the time
    Mukdahan used to be large and busy but then twindled down to nothing
    Nong Khai was good last time I went but that was a couple of years ago.


    And no you cannot get a reentry permit at the border
    You have to go to the office that holds your paperwork

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    Is the Nong Khai market on the Thai side ?

    I was told you can get a re entry at the border ?

    Looks like it might be a trip to Poi Pet again....bugger.


    JJ, I want to resupply on wine, lego, games, work clothes, deer antler for door handles, telescope for kids, cushions for new bamboo furniture, bamboo blinds, ducks, some exoctic shit to hang on the bungalow wall....already got a 3m snakeskin...I did not kill it....and a few other bits and pieces.

    NK has a good wine shop that delievers from across the river and also a good butcher that has quality and cheap lamb apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    JJ, I want to resupply on wine, lego, games, work clothes, deer antler for door handles, telescope for kids, cushions for new bamboo furniture, bamboo blinds, ducks, some exoctic shit to hang on the bungalow wall....already got a 3m snakeskin...I did not kill it....and a few other bits and pieces.

    Oh..........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    Is the Nong Khai market on the Thai side ?
    Yes
    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    I was told you can get a re entry at the border ?
    If you are on an extension you cannot


    Nakhon Phanom has a market on the thai side as well

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    The one at Aranyaprathet {sp} was pretty good, they had different stuff to the usual array of Thai nic-nacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Nakhon Phanom has a market on the thai side as well
    Nakhon Phanom in Central Thai???? Certainly on the Thai side. Is there a 2nd Nakhon Phanom somewhere near a boarder.

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    Nakhon Phanom is in the Northeastern region of Thailand, approximately 456 miles northeast of Bangkok and 235 miles southwest of Hanoi, Vietnam. It borders LAOS on the Khamoun Province or the Tha Khaek district. Nakhon Phanom was well known during the days of Vietnam war, serving the American Forces of the 56th Air Commando Wing, hosted by Nakhon Phanom Royal Thai Air Force Base. The mission of the American Forces were search and rescue and interdiction of the Ho Chi Minh Trails in Laos 30 miles to the east.
    The city has a beautiful landscape, with the Mekong river running adjacent to the city, marking the current border between Thailand and Laos.
    The population of Nakhon Phanom is a diverse mix of Thais, Thai-Vietnamese, Thai-Chinese, and perhaps a few Thai-Indians. The main languages spoken are Thai, Isaan, and Vietnamese, Isaan being the most popular of them. The primary culture is Lao, as Isaan was part of Laos until the late 19th century. Ho Chi Minh resided in a small village between the city center and the air base to the west during the late 1920s and early 1930s. A new museum has been constructed; his home is preserved and is open to the public, which draws many Vietnamese tourist.
    Although a small town, Nakhon Phanom is famous for its centuries old temples and beautiful landscape. The city has a reserved and traditional Isaan culture. A traveller may well find the residents of the city very hospitable and kind. The surrounding villages have many tribal cultures unique to Isaan and Laos.

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    The one in central is spelt Nakhon Pathom

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Nakhon Phanom is in the Northeastern region of Thailand,.......
    Yup! Thanks for getting me back on track DD. I am familiar with Nakhon Pathom and the spellings and pronunciations threw me off. My bad.... Mea Culpa.

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    I am always getting those two mixed up.
    I had to sneak a look at the map before I posted to make sure I didn't get it wrong again

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    Hmmm...oh well, am off tomorrow and will soon find out.

    I was told by someone that goes there often, that the market at NK was in the Laos side, not the Thai side......

    Whats and 'extension' ? I am on a 1 year thingy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty
    Whats and 'extension' ? I am on a 1 year thingy.
    Well in that case take your whats it and give it to the who jimmy flip and he will stamp a thinga me bob in it.
    OK off you go.

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    Excellent and some of the clearest and easiest understood info I have ever read on here.

    Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nawty View Post

    But also we will have a 12yo thai girl with us, that is not ours, so no birth certificate and no id or passport, so she may not be able to cross and cannot leave her alone.
    Correct, you can't traffic kids with no papers across frontiers.

    Its either done by bribing the officials on duty, or hiding the person(s) being trafficked in the back of a van, or just going to an unguarded point of the border.

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    I think she is small enough to fit behind the seat.

    I have taken kids into Burma without any paperwork before.

    want to try Laos now though as heard on the grapevine they pay more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Nakhon Phanom is in the Northeastern region of Thailand,
    isn't that where your mate john galt hides out ?

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