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Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by jackspratt » July 7, 2019, 12:02 pm

I need to do a crossing into Laos at Nong Khai later this month, and return of course.

Can anyone with recent experience report of the current state of play with the fiscal fiends, with respect to alcohol?

From past experience - from a few years ago however - they were not particularly fussed about wine, and concentrated mainly on spirits.

Is this still the case?



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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by deankham » July 7, 2019, 12:12 pm

I'm always confused about how many can of beer you are allowed to bring. Some clarification would be much appreciated.

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by thaiguzzi » July 7, 2019, 1:42 pm

1 x litre bottle of spirits per person.
or
1 x 3 litre box of wine pp
or
1 x case of canned beer pp

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by jackspratt » July 8, 2019, 11:30 am

Thanks tg.

Look forward to any other recent experiences.

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by joepai » July 8, 2019, 5:00 pm

I always bring back a full case of Laos Gold in the car without problems
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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by pipoz4444 » July 10, 2019, 1:58 pm

Can I ask, is buying booze, say Wine or Spirits in Laos any cheaper in Laos than buying it in Udon Thani?

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by joepai » July 10, 2019, 4:21 pm

pipoz4444 wrote:
July 10, 2019, 1:58 pm
Can I ask, is buying booze, say Wine or Spirits in Laos any cheaper in Laos than buying it in Udon Thani?

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Yes - lower taxation
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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 10, 2019, 4:44 pm

joepai wrote:
July 10, 2019, 4:21 pm
pipoz4444 wrote:
July 10, 2019, 1:58 pm
Can I ask, is buying booze, say Wine or Spirits in Laos any cheaper in Laos than buying it in Udon Thani?

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Yes - lower taxation
There is the little corner Booz shop just down from immigration that often has prices that could actually match the Laos duty free or at least get close to them. It's worth checking as then you don't need to carry it all the way back
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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by pipoz4444 » July 10, 2019, 5:11 pm

sometimewoodworker wrote:
July 10, 2019, 4:44 pm
joepai wrote:
July 10, 2019, 4:21 pm
pipoz4444 wrote:
July 10, 2019, 1:58 pm
Can I ask, is buying booze, say Wine or Spirits in Laos any cheaper in Laos than buying it in Udon Thani?

pipoz4444
Yes - lower taxation
There is the little corner Booz shop just down from immigration that often has prices that could actually match the Laos duty free or at least get close to them. It's worth checking as then you don't need to carry it all the way back
Thanks STWW

If it is available on the Thai side of the border, at a reasonable price, then no need for any hassles dragging it back in from Laos

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by 747man » July 10, 2019, 5:35 pm

sometimewoodworker wrote:
July 10, 2019, 4:44 pm
joepai wrote:
July 10, 2019, 4:21 pm
pipoz4444 wrote:
July 10, 2019, 1:58 pm
Can I ask, is buying booze, say Wine or Spirits in Laos any cheaper in Laos than buying it in Udon Thani?

pipoz4444
Yes - lower taxation
There is the little corner Booz shop just down from immigration that often has prices that could actually match the Laos duty free or at least get close to them. It's worth checking as then you don't need to carry it all the way back
Does That Little Booz Shop sell ANY of the Cigarettes that you buy at Laos Duty Free,Where They are 350 Baht a Carton for the ones I Buy (They are Korean Cigs )???

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 10, 2019, 6:40 pm

This is the shop
IMG_7722.jpeg
(17.4062626, 102.7902807)
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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by pipoz4444 » July 10, 2019, 7:55 pm

sometimewoodworker wrote:
July 10, 2019, 6:40 pm
This is the shop

IMG_7722.jpeg

(17.4062626, 102.7902807)
Is this in Nong Khai or Udon Thani?

Just wondered how one enters the coordinates of 17.4062626 102.7902807 into the Google Map for Thailand, so that it automatically zooms to the place/location, or can't this be done?

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by jackspratt » July 10, 2019, 8:01 pm

Left click, drag and highlight the coordinates, right click, google search, Bob's ya' uncle. :D

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by pipoz4444 » July 10, 2019, 8:09 pm

STWW

is that shop midway between the Udon Thani Police Station and the Udon Wittaya School
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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 10, 2019, 11:00 pm

pipoz4444 wrote:
July 10, 2019, 8:09 pm
STWW

is that shop midway between the Udon Thani Police Station and the Udon Wittaya School

Udon Wittaya School - Google Maps_Page_2.jpg

pipoz4444
Walking along Phosi road from immigration towards the round about it is on the right hand corner of the first cross road

Maybe 100~200 meters
IMG_7725.jpeg
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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by tamada » July 13, 2019, 5:32 am

sometimewoodworker wrote:
July 10, 2019, 6:40 pm
This is the shop

IMG_7722.jpeg

(17.4062626, 102.7902807)
I was referred to this shop as a source of cigars. He has a moderate selection of run-of-the-mill swisher and individual edward type coronas and cigarillos but nothing to write home about. They're in that front-facing display case on the right side entrance.

I need to check it out on my return for his booze selections. Fed up buying half decent port at airport duty free shops.

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by jackspratt » July 17, 2019, 4:40 pm

To continue on this subject (sort of) - does anyone have any recommendations on Vientiane hotels from recent experience, around US$40-50/night (TBH1200 - 1500).

Cheers

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Re: Bridge Crossing - Customs & Excise

Post by sometimewoodworker » July 17, 2019, 6:17 pm

jackspratt wrote:
July 17, 2019, 4:40 pm
To continue on this subject (sort of) - does anyone have any recommendations on Vientiane hotels from recent experience, around US$40-50/night (TBH1200 - 1500).

Cheers
If you need to visit the Thai embassy then the one virtually opposite is serviceable, and extremely convenient, but if you don't want the embassy I'll pass on a recommendation.
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