how far from udon thani to vientiane
If we’re talking travel by road, then according to TravelMath.com:
The total driving distance from Vientiane, Laos to Udon Thani, Thailand is 48 miles or 77 kilometers.
However, the trip is a kilometer longer if you are driving from Udon Thani to Vientiane:
The total driving distance from Udon Thani, Thailand to Vientiane, Laos is 48 miles or 78 kilometers.
Retire-Asia.com has the distance differently — twice — on the same page separated by just one paragraph:
Road distance from Udon Thani to Vientiane is 90 km (56 miles), and from Nongkhai to Vientiane about 25 km (15 miles).
From Nong Khai to Vientiane is about 35 km (21 miles); it takes 30 minutes and costs 30 baht ($0.75). Udon Thani to Vientiane is about 85 km (53 miles), costs 80 baht ($2.00), and travelling time is around 45 minutes, excluding the two stops at the border.
If you have been reincarnated into a crow or some other bird willing to fly the route directly, then according to Distance-Calculator.co.uk:
Approximate distance as the crow flies in miles from Vientiane Laos to Udon Thani Thailand is 41 miles or 65.97 Kilometers.
They give the same distance for doing the trip in reverse.
However, the likelihood of you flying the distance like a bird is…remote.
That settled, here are some other websites you may find of interest or value which I am adding in a June 14 (2012) post edit:
Having found out I had to go to Vientiane for a meeting my first reaction was #@!* — what a trip, or words to that effect, until my wife pointed out there was a Chiang Mai to Udon Thani flight (CNX-UTH). This is extremely …
I recently did a visa run from Phuket to Lao via Udon Thani. I have a friend who wants to do the same. However, he needs a wheelchair to move around easily. Is it possible to get a taxi from Udon Thani airport that will take him …
Pin It udon thani airport to vientiane. I suspect that just about everything I could post about was already entered into my January 4 (2012) post travel from udon thani to nong khai, so please refer to that — I don’t wish to repeat …
One advantage is Vientiane’s close proximity to Nongkhai, Thailand, where there are much better medical facilities and shopping; Nongkhai and nearby Udon Thani have more established expat communities. Bangkok is only …
This next one is for anyone who understand Vietnamese:
Nghỉ đêm tại Vientiane. Ngày 3: Vientiane – Udonthani (Ăn sáng, trưa, tối) Điểm tâm tại khách sạn, 8h00 Quý khách lên xe để khởi hành đi 2 thành phố của Thái Lan là Noọng Khai và Uđon Thani. Đến cửa khẩu Hữu Nghị, làm thủ tục xuất cảnh sang Thái Lan. Sau khi làm xong thủ tục, xe đưa Quý khách qua cây cầu Hữu Nghị nổi tiếng …. Tours Hot Trong Tháng : Du Lich Hong Kong, Du Lich Ha Long, du lich nha trang, Du Lich Sa Pa, Du Lich Hue, du lich thai lan, du lich my, du lich.Publish Date: 05/28/2012 8:56
4D / 3N Laos Travel Itinerary ============================= Day 1 – 18th December 2006 ————————– Singapore – Bangkok – Udon Thani — Vientiane 7.45AM: Singapore Changi International Airport, Budget Terminal 9.15AM: …
1. Bangkok to Chiang Mai 2. Phitsanulok to Udon Thani 3. Udon Thani to Nong Kai 4. Nong Kai to Vientiane 5. Vientiane to Vang Vieng 6. Vang Vieng to Hanoi 7. Hanoi to Halong Bay 8. Halong Bay to Hanoi 9. Hue to Hoi An …
Other bus routes are: Udon Thani–Vientiane; Nong Khai- Vientiane; Ubon Ratchathani-Pakse; Mukdahan-Savannakhet; Khon Kaen- Vientiane; Nakhon Ratchasima- Vientiane and Nakhon Phanom-Thakaek. Tweet · Share on …
A couple nice videos in this French website:
Un voyage d’exception chez nos voisins [HD]. Les point communs entre Vientiane/Laos et, Udon–Thani/Thaïlande ? On y parle la même langue : Le Lao. On partage le même fleuve: Le Mékong. Cette intro pour dire que mon …
Vientiane Night Life (24 March 2012) After our day trip to the AEK Hospital in Udon Thani (see Team Tong Update #1) we had dinner at one of the street food places along the Mekong River road. They are reasonably cheap …
Thailand’s Northeast, Part 1: Vientiane to Udon Thani. January 13, 2010 | Location: Thailand. Thai-Style Beef and Garlic – Udon Thani, Thailand. There’s no beach. Very few bars. Foreigners are few and far between, and the locals barely …
how far from udon thani to vientiane
History of Vientiane – Laos Part 5
Uploaded by LaoLaneXang4Life on Feb 6, 2011
Vientiane (pronounced /vjɛnˈtjɑːn/, Lao ວຽງຈັນ Wiang-jun; Thai เวียงจันทน์ Wiang-chan, IPA: [wíəŋ tɕàn]; literally “City of Sandalwood”) is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated in the Mekong river.
Sri Sattanak, or Sisattanak (Lao: ສີສັດຕະນາກ; Pali: श्रि शत्तनक् शिसत्तनक्), is a former name of Vientiane. It is often confused with Sri Sattanakanahut, the Pali name of Lan Xang, the Kingdom of the Million Elephants. Sisattanak now is the name of one of the five districts of the city Vientiane.
The name of the city is derived from Pali, the liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism. Its original meaning is “royal sandalwood grove” or “city of sandalwood”, this tree being highly valued in classical India for its fragrance. In modern Lao, the meaning of Vientiane is ambiguous, and is often mistakenly believed to mean “city of the moon”, because the words for ‘moon (chandra (चन्द) in Sanskrit)’ and ‘sandalwood (chandana (चन्दन) in Sanskrit)’ are written and pronounced identically as ‘jan’. However, the name in Thai, เวียงจันทน์, retains the etymologically correct spelling, and clearly indicates “city of sandalwood” as the meaning. The romanized spelling “Vientiane” is of French origin, and reflects the difficulty the French had in pronouncing the hard “j” sound in the Lao word; a common English-based spelling is “Viangchan”, or occasionally “Wiangchan”.
The great Laotian epic, the Phra Lak Phra Lam, claims that Prince Thattaradtha founded the city when he left the legendary Lao kingdom of Muong Inthapatha Maha Nakhone because he was denied the throne in favor of his younger brother. Thattaradtha founded a city called Maha Thani Si Phan Phao on the western banks of the Mekong River; this city was told to have later become today’s Udon Thani, Thailand. One day, a seven-headed Naga told Thattaradtha to start a new city on the eastern bank of the river opposite Maha Thani Si Phan Phao. The prince called this city Chanthabuly Si Sattanakhanahud; which was told to be the predecessor of modern Vientiane.
Contrary to the Phra Lak Phra Ram, most historians believe Vientiane was an early Khmer settlement centered around a Hindu temple, which the Pha That Luang would later replace. In the 11th and 12th centuries, the time when the Lao and Thai people are believed to have entered Southeast Asia from Southern China, the few remaining Khmers in the area were either killed, removed, or assimilated into the Lao civilization, which would soon overtake the area.
In 1354, when Fa Ngum founded the kingdom of Lan Xang, Vientiane became an important administrative city, even though it was not made the capital. King Setthathirath officially established it as the capital of Lan Xang in 1563, to avoid Burmese invasion. When Lan Xang fell apart in 1707, it became an independent Kingdom of Vientiane. In 1779, it was conquered by the Siamese general Phraya Chakri and made a vassal of Siam.
When King Anouvong raised an unsuccessful rebellion, it was obliterated by Siamese armies in 1827. The city was burned to the ground and was looted of nearly all Laotian artifacts including Buddha statues and people. Vientiane was in great disrepair when the French arrived, arrived to only find a depopulated region with even the great city of Vientiane disappearing into the forest.It eventually passed to French rule in 1893. It became the capital of the French protectorate of Laos in 1899. The French rebuilt the city and rebuilt or repaired Buddhist temples such as Pha That Luang, Haw Phra Kaew, and left many colonial buildings behind.
During World War II, Vientiane fell with little resistance and was occupied by Japanese forces, under the command of Sako Masanori, on 9 March 1945. French paratroopers arrived and “liberated” the city on April 24, 1945.
As the Laotian Civil War broke out between the Royal Lao Government and the Pathet Lao, Vientiane became unstabled. In August 1960, Kong Le seized the capital and insisted that Souvanna Phouma, become Prime Minister. In mid-December, General Phoumi then seized the capital and overthrew the Phouma Government and installed Boun Oum as Prime Minister. In mid-1975, Pathet Lao troops had move towards the city and American personnel began evacuating the capital. On August 23, 1975, a contingent of 50 Pathet Lao women, symbolically “liberated” the city.
Vientiane was the host of the incident free 2009 Southeast Asian Games, with 18 disciplines being dropped from the previous games held in Thailand due to Laos’ landlocked state and the lack of adequate facilities in Vientiane.
[Printed text apparently reproduced from Wikipedia’s article Vientiane. –GarnetHGB]