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Message started by Admin Saovaluck on 19th Jan, 2017 at 7:06am

Title: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 19th Jan, 2017 at 7:06am
Automated teller machines or ATMs are pretty much everywhere within the city of Vientiane these days. Some areas of Vientiane even have a couple of ATM's from different banks beside each other.

Even though there's the convenience of an ATM, please be warned that cash advances in Laos have high fees and charges for foreign credit card transactions, so it's advisable to bring cash readily available to use when visiting Laos.

Most businesses in Laos such as general shopping don't accept credit cards unless you go to expensive hotels and restaurants.



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Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by ba dac on 19th Jan, 2017 at 12:17pm
If I had a lot of money I would buy a lot of these machine and put em in tourtist areas .

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by peterpan on 19th Jan, 2017 at 2:32pm
you need put a lot of money inside or you put a flexible sanner inside to get the information from bank cards.  I think you are thinking the second. ;D


ba dac wrote on 19th Jan, 2017 at 12:17pm:
If I had a lot of money I would buy a lot of these machine and put em in tourtist areas .


Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 20th Jan, 2017 at 9:36am
I hope those ATMs are secured and bolted own tight. We have thug issues in my city where dark skin sagging pants wearing tattooed gansta rap listening thugs would steal big trucks and use them to knock down and steal ATMs.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by peterpan on 20th Jan, 2017 at 10:33am

Satan wrote on 20th Jan, 2017 at 9:36am:
I hope those ATMs are secured and bolted own tight. We dark skin sagging pants wearing tattooed gansta rap listening thugs have thug issues in my city where would steal big trucks and use them to knock down and steal ATMs.



I doubt there are  dark skin sagging pants wearing tattooed gansta rap listening thugs in Vientiane. ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by grant on 20th Jan, 2017 at 12:47pm
They would be easy to identify if there were  ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Mak Nad on 20th Jan, 2017 at 10:58pm
They do have them even in small tourist areas, like Tad Lo, Salawan..There's one by the morning market. At night that area is teeming with brothels in every directions, probably at least 10-15 in Tad Lo alone..The white people come for the waterfall, the Lao tourists come for something else.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 21st Jan, 2017 at 1:20am
Lao tourists come for what?

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Mak Nad on 21st Jan, 2017 at 3:17am
The Lao tourists usually come for the girls, as there is a large (but seemingly hidden during the daytime) red light district in Tad Lo. A lot of those girls are Lao Teng and they come from the mountainous tribal areas (Ta-Oy, Dak Jeung) to make money.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by mitch on 21st Jan, 2017 at 9:10am

Buk Nut wrote on 21st Jan, 2017 at 3:17am:
The Lao tourists usually come for the girls, as there is a large (but seemingly hidden during the daytime) red light district in Tad Lo. A lot of those girls are Lao Teng and they come from the mountainous tribal areas (Ta-Oy, Dak Jeung) to make money.


Tell me more about Tad Lo nightlife :)

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Mak Nad on 21st Jan, 2017 at 9:30am
You'll have to go for yourself and see if you really want to know more, but all of the clientele I've seen there is Asian men. I've seen a couple locations with girls from Vietnam, a lot of tribal Lao mountain girls, and a lot of Lao Lum girls. These are mostly Karaoke bars but some are just plain brothels. I counted at least 10-15 in the village, which is a lot because it's a very small village. The tourists come to see the waterfall at the end of the road and there are a bunch of foreign guesthouses there. The brothels are concentrated around the intersection with the market and the ATM.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 21st Jan, 2017 at 10:09am
Girls providing services are very common in developing nations. Immoral as it is it is the way it is around the world since the past and today and for the future. Prostitution has been going since the beginning of human time. I see these in many locations in Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil and other Latin American nations.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Mak Nad on 21st Jan, 2017 at 10:55am
well I never said it was a bad thing...it can be quite an immoral (but very enjoyable) thing..

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 21st Jan, 2017 at 11:21am
A post about ATMs has turned into a post about prostitution.

Thank you very much gentlemen, but we respect freedom of speech on Lao Pride forum.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 21st Jan, 2017 at 11:24am
:D ;D :D ;D :D ;D Mark did it

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 21st Jan, 2017 at 11:26am

Buk Nut wrote on 21st Jan, 2017 at 10:55am:
well I never said it was a bad thing...it can be quite an immoral (but very enjoyable) thing..


No thanks....I want my body to be pristine and free of fungus ;D

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by ba dac on 21st Jan, 2017 at 11:44am
well they need a place to get money out to pay the girls.
as for the working girls I have no problem they have to do
that in order to survive. its not like Laos as job opening

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Mak Nad on 21st Jan, 2017 at 11:53am
Americans tend to be very judgemental about prostitution, but more towards the men. They see all the women as "victims"

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 21st Jan, 2017 at 11:56am
I think it is not right to put an ATM in front of the temple. I saw that in one of the images.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Mak Nad on 21st Jan, 2017 at 12:02pm
I've seen lots of ATMs by temples in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 21st Jan, 2017 at 12:06pm
But why next to a temple? Near shopping mall would've been more feasible....

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Admin Saovaluck on 21st Jan, 2017 at 2:32pm
The ATM is beside the main road so people can see it.

It's not at the front of the temple because there is a wall and no gate into the temple grounds where the ATM is situated.

The temple doesn't own the land outside the walls, only within the walls, so they have no say what the land can be used for.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 21st Jan, 2017 at 9:24pm
When they replenish the machine does the ATM company armed guards with bullet proof truck to get money to the ATM locations?

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by peterpan on 21st Jan, 2017 at 9:29pm

Satan wrote on 21st Jan, 2017 at 9:24pm:
When they replenish the machine does the ATM company armed guards with bullet proof truck to get money to the ATM locations?


They don't have saggy pants raps listeners tattooed gangs around.  ;D why need bullet proof armory?

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by mitch on 22nd Jan, 2017 at 9:35am

Buk Nut wrote on 21st Jan, 2017 at 11:53am:
Americans tend to be very judgemental about prostitution, but more towards the men. They see all the women as "victims"


Yep.  One of the biggest things I hate about US culture.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 22nd Jan, 2017 at 9:56am
The topic is ATMs and not prostitution..come on folks...get it together ;D ;D ;D

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by ba dac on 22nd Jan, 2017 at 11:22am
I belive the machine itself is no big issue to install.The
problem is banking and reliable fiber optic and network to
maintain the system.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Satan on 23rd Jan, 2017 at 10:15am
I wondered about the lack of maintenance factor because most southeast Asian people do not really care about keeping up of anything. They just use it and abuse it until bygones be bygones.

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by ba dac on 24th Jan, 2017 at 11:52am
True

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by mitch on 30th Jan, 2017 at 1:41pm

Buk Nut wrote on 21st Jan, 2017 at 9:30am:
You'll have to go for yourself and see if you really want to know more, but all of the clientele I've seen there is Asian men. I've seen a couple locations with girls from Vietnam, a lot of tribal Lao mountain girls, and a lot of Lao Lum girls. These are mostly Karaoke bars but some are just plain brothels. I counted at least 10-15 in the village, which is a lot because it's a very small village. The tourists come to see the waterfall at the end of the road and there are a bunch of foreign guesthouses there. The brothels are concentrated around the intersection with the market and the ATM.


Serious question Mak Nad, where and when in Tad Lo should I look for this?

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by Mak Nad on 1st Feb, 2017 at 6:54am
Any time of the year..just go to Tad Lo at night. They're on the main road leading into the town and clustered around the right turn to turn into the village. right by the day market where they sell food and theres a lone ATM

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by peterpan on 3rd Feb, 2017 at 8:28am
wonderful adventure. ;D



Buk Nut wrote on 1st Feb, 2017 at 6:54am:
Any time of the year..just go to Tad Lo at night. They're on the main road leading into the town and clustered around the right turn to turn into the village. right by the day market where they sell food and theres a lone ATM


Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by ba dac on 4th Feb, 2017 at 12:12pm
Being raise in America make me realize how lucky I am.
I had some friends who travel to China to visit the great walls.They said that place stink of urine and human waste.
Apparently they have no public restroom around the wall so people just go wherever feel like it. I think Laos has a long
way to go

Title: Re: ATMs are available in Vientiane and are expected to expand
Post by peterpan on 4th Feb, 2017 at 2:03pm
I must say your friends must have been over the walls 20 years ago. Or have excellent sniff or wondered to derelict parts.  I went there 15 years ago and no restroom for sure, but if you put that thing out, that thing would be watched by thousands eyes or if now, live casted around China.  ;D ;D ;D.

My first time in Laos in 1996, It took me 20 minutes to find a restroom when visiting the tall gate, sort like Arc of Triumph.

In city, even in Laos, no problem finding it in 10 or 5 minutes.  When I visited northern laos projects,  no need to have a restroom.  ;D ;D ;D


ba dac wrote on 4th Feb, 2017 at 12:12pm:
Being raise in America make me realize how lucky I am.
I had some friends who travel to China to visit the great walls.They said that place stink of urine and human waste.
Apparently they have no public restroom around the wall so people just go wherever feel like it. I think Laos has a long
way to go


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