The 1st Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, is a link over the Mekong River between Amphoe Mueang Nong Khai of Thailand and Tha Duea of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the town which is around 20 kilometres from Vientiane the capital.

It is the bridge that strengthens the Thai-Lao relationship on cultural, economic and social aspects. Visitors in general are required to cross the border from Nong Khai to Vientiane via this channel. This bridge is 1,174 metres long and 12.7 metres wide, with two driving lanes and the middle space spare for the establishment of a train track. At a foot of the bridge, there is an immigration checkpoint.

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