Inauguration of 2nd Friendship Bridge between Thailand and Laos (2006)



 Issue Name:

Inauguration of 2nd Friendship Bridge of Thailand and Laos

 Thai Issue Name:

การเปิดสะพานมิตรภาพไทย-ลาว แห่งที่ 2

 Issue Date:



To commemorate the inauguration of the second Friendship Bridge between Thailand and Laos, which took place on 19 December 2006 with an official opening ceremony, although it wasn't opened to the public until 9 January 2007.

 Catalogue Number:



3 Baht, 3 Baht

 Unused Value:

4 Baht, 4 Baht

 Complete Set:  

8 Baht (unused); 4 Baht (used)

 Thailex Collection:

Complete set


27 x 45 mm

 Quantity of Stamps:

1,200,000 pieces per design


Thai British Security Printing Public Company Limited, Thailand


A set of se-tenant stamps that depict the Second Friendship Bridge of Thailand and Laos, out of a total of currently four Thailand-Laos Friendship Bridges over the Mekhong River, of which the first one was built in 1994, connecting Nong Kai with Vientiane (fig.). The Second Friendship Bridge has a span of 1,600 meters, and connects the Mukdahan with Sawannakhét Province in Laos. The stamps above depict the bridge at sunset, with the sun setting over Thailand, turning the sky above it orange, while shedding a purplish glow over Laos. In the top left corner of the first design is the Thai national flag and in the top right corner of the second design is the Laotian national flag. The two remaining Thailand-Laos Friendship Bridges are in Nakhon Phanom and Chiang Rai, and were built in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

 Related Link:

Thailand, Laos, sapaan, Mukdahan, Mekhong, Nong Kai, Vientiane, Nakhon Phanom, Chiang Rai