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Sayabouly (ໄຊຍະບູລີ) is a city in Northern Laos.
(As to june 2011 is closed)
The Traffic roundabout is located on the main Number 4 road (north - south) from there you can easly find all you need -if you go to the north - just after the gas station is SantiPhab Guest house, after that is the market, and in the end you waill get to thana Bus station. soute is the internt, and if you keep going you will find the south bus station 1-2 Km west is the Monument and a few resturnts. and east will bring you to the town "center" public buildings, Atm, and the bridge on Nam houng.
most of Highway 4 is not sealed, and in the rainy season there could be parts that are flooded and closed. There is no bridge over the mekong, so the passing is on a ferry. (Price included in the bus ticket from Loung Prabang).
There are two bus stations - North (Thana Bus station) and south . each a little bit out of town (5-8 Km), which serve different the directions. Tickets can be bought at the bus station, or when boarding the bus (if there's space). Just plan to arrive at the bus station between 30-45 minutes before your departure, and you should have plenty of time to make your purchases before you bus leaves.
Luang Prabang - the bus departs from luang Prabang at 9:00 , and costs 60,000 kip. the ride takes 5 hours, and most of it is not sealed. The bus will drop you at the north bus station. from there you can take a tuktuk (don't pay more then 5000 kip) ,walk , or just hitch hike to the "center" of town.
the morning market is Located at the north on the main road (#4 ) and has the standard stuff like most Markets in Lao - From fresh food, to Chinese Junk.
At evening , there are a few places near the bridge that sell local food - Sticky rice, Ping Kai, and all the ordinary stuff.
An internt cafe is located a minute walking south from the Traffic roundabout - The only english sign says - "Computer training" - the owner used to live in the usa and speaks English - 5000 Kip\Hour.