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Message started by Lao Pride Administrator on 15th Nov, 2009 at 11:49pm

Title: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Lao Pride Administrator on 15th Nov, 2009 at 11:49pm













Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Buk Hoo Kee on 10th Dec, 2009 at 12:58am
Was Don Chan Palace named after someone? I'd rather stay at a small resort or guest house than a 4/5 star hotel when travelling to places like Laos that have natural beauty. I can stay in a paris hilton hotel where I live any day, I don't need to travel half way around the world to do that. I guess every country needs a lavish hotel to boast about.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Buk Hoo Kee on 10th Dec, 2009 at 1:01am
I guess those river front properties were very expensive since they didn't have any money left to build a decent house on, but the view was all worth it.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by WantLaosToBeIndependence on 13th Dec, 2009 at 6:53pm

Want Laos To Be Independence wrote on 13th Dec, 2009 at 6:51pm:
Honest Lao ppl are living in poverty.
The Crooks(Corruptors)are living better than Don Chan Palace.
Govt officers salary is about $80-$100 but they're tend to have the cars cost more than $120,000 plus biger house and lands.
Do you math if you work for 34yrs of salary $100(without eating anything) Can you afford to buy all of those?


Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Lao Pride Administrator on 13th Dec, 2009 at 9:35pm
No, Don Chan wasn't named after someone.

"Don" in Lao means "island". And "Chan" means "moon".

So if we translate it into English, Don Chan means "Island on moon".

And to answer your question, WantLaosToBeIndependence. Some government staff are given free cars.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by WantLaosToBeIndependence on 14th Dec, 2009 at 6:16am
"Free car"  $120,000 BMW X5 Owh, you must be kidding me.



Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Lao Pride Administrator on 14th Dec, 2009 at 7:15am
BMW's don't cost that much.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by WantLaosToBeIndependence on 16th Dec, 2009 at 6:11pm
In Laos, It does.  New BMW X5 2008 in US $58k but when I shipped it over there they bought it $135k cash.

If you never owe one you never know,won't blamed you for that.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Lao Pride Administrator on 17th Dec, 2009 at 4:00am
Most people in Laos own little motorbikes and four-wheel drives.

Not many people own luxury cars like BMW's.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by WantLaosToBeIndependence on 17th Dec, 2009 at 8:46am
Hay Sweetie, you might need to open your eyes little bit ok then you will see clear and far away. I know you do known but you don't want to admitted.

They got HUMMER 1 and 2. Mercedes Benz SL500 and SL600. LEXUS 470. BMW 750i, X5,X6. and CHANGAN(CHINESE JUNK)......etc

Nice talking to you,


Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Lao Pride Administrator on 17th Dec, 2009 at 9:05am
I didn't say that Laos didn't have luxury cars.

Only 3% of the Lao population own those sorts of cars you just mentioned.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by BorLeumBanGerd on 8th Jan, 2010 at 9:25pm

Admin Saovaluck wrote on 17th Dec, 2009 at 9:05am:
I didn't say that Laos didn't have luxury cars.

Only 3% of the Lao population own those sorts of cars you just mentioned.


ADMIN..I may be wrong here..but I think you know the answer: It is estimated that there are just over 6 million people living in Laos?  Again, please correct me if I'm wrong...

So you said "3% of Lao population own those sorts of cars."  If my math is right...180,000 LAOTIANS OWN LUXURY CARS like Benz, BMWs and HUMMERS?

That number seems a bit high don't you think?  

No offense to my fellow Lao people....IF YOU HAVE IT~MORE POWER TO YOU!  I just drive a regular Nissan...still gets me from A to B.

I went to Laos in 07' and the week before I left my cousin's husband bought a used (second hand) HUMMER $70,000 ~ CASH!!! I was like..holy CRAP --- CASH!!!  ONLY HUMMER in Pon Hong!..well at least in 07'

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by BorLeumBanGerd on 8th Jan, 2010 at 9:40pm

Want Laos To Be Independence wrote on 16th Dec, 2009 at 6:11pm:
In Laos, It does.  New BMW X5 2008 in US $58k but when I shipped it over there they bought it $135k cash.

If you never owe one you never know,won't blamed you for that.


>>>

Here's what my nephew and cousin told me when I was in Laos in 07'.  Car ships from USA costs 50k, but MAY sell in Laos for 80-90k.  I'm NOT sure about 130k..?

Reason for high price - TAX!  TAX by Thais, Tax by Laos!  

Also, some Laotian visitors RENT from Thailand, luxury cars and drive back to Laos.  I saw a couple when I was there. Actually ran into someone I knew...He and his wife rented a BENZ!

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Lao Pride Administrator on 8th Jan, 2010 at 11:27pm
BorLeumBanGerd, Add ordinary sports cars and Vigo to the luxury cars list too and 3% is not high.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by WantLaosToBeIndependence on 10th Jan, 2010 at 3:44am
Goodmorning Laos and all members / none members,

BMW X5 2008 Brand New. Midnight Blue $59,850 Cash at North Dallas Dealer.
BMW X5 2003 Used. Black $20,000 Cash at Dallas Auto Auction.

The used one the owner over there had sold it for $70,000 Cash.
And a new one the owner want to use it for while then will sell it later.
He said : "Someone had offered him $120,000 cash but he didn't want to sale it yet" ( Fact )

180% Tax for the auto import and its only 1% Tax(one%) if you have the connection( coffee money or tea money )

Believe it or not, I didn't made this up just take my words for it....
Look at the used HUMMER cost $70K and PRADO $75K this one look exactly like the LEXUS GX470 But it's not V8, It's I4.

Most ppl living in Laos they pretend to be " see no evil hear no evil" 3monkeys. They're well educated but dumb; society made them to be that way, I can't blame them.

Don't mind me, drop a line if you disaagree of what I had saying.




Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by BorLeumBanGerd on 13th Jan, 2010 at 4:33pm
I agree with INDEPENDENCE!  HE'S TELLING THE TRUTH and NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!!

Lao people pay the HIGH PRICE for cars because of the TAX!  I don't know the EXACT % for vehicle taxes, LUXURY, SPORTS..is HIGHER as ADMIN pointed out.

When I came back from Laos in 07', my cousin gave me some books and one of them was an OFFICIAL book on TAX LAWS in LAOS.  Damn book was like 50 pages!  

I will review it and try to get quotes of the exact tariff.

Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Lao Pride Administrator on 4th Feb, 2010 at 1:30am
BMW and a sports car in Vientiane.















Title: Re: Don Chan Palace from a distance
Post by Buk Hoo Kee on 5th Feb, 2010 at 11:18pm
That's 2 fast 2 furious!

There are some riced out cars there.

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