The new road from Luang Prabang to Thailand is now open to traffic!

  A new sealed road from the Thai border to the Lao province of Luang Prabang has opened to traffic, reducing travel time of tourists,The new road extends from Hongsa County to Luang Prabang and then to the crossing point in Nan province, Thailand.

  The two-lane road shortens the trip from Nan to Luang Prabang from nine to five hours. The reduction in new roads and travel time is expected to attract more Thai tourists and overseas tourists from Thailand to Laos.

  The road cost 64 million USD, of which Thailand made a significant contribution to road construction and provided 80% of construction loans.