Prasat Preah Vihear Transportation

  • ACCESSIBLE OR NOT????
    ACCESSIBLE OR NOT????
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    Looking Back To Thailand
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    Busker and Bunkers
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    HOW TO GET THERE

    by davidjo Updated Aug 2, 2014

    Prasat Preah Vihear OR Khao Phra Viharn as it is known in Thai is easier reached from Thailand as the roads are paved all the way to the entrance of the temple. You must reach Si Sa Ket then catch a bus to Kantharalak and from there catch a sawngtheaw to the ruins.
    NOTE-August 2014 At the moment you cannot enter from Thailand but check with the Thai tourist authority as it may open again soon

    If the border does ever open up again from the Thai side and the same regulations apply, foreigners pay an entrance fee of 200 Baht, enter the stairway to the temple and must be back in Thailand by 5 pm. No visa is required, but there is no immigration here so tourists cannot continue further in to Cambodia

    To reach the temple from the Cambodian side you can now go from Siem Reap as the road is paved all the way to the base of the cliff. You can go by bus to Anlong Veng, but from there you will have to hire a car as there is no public transport going in that direction.

    Another way but it is a lot more difficult and only advisable between November and May, because during the rest of the year the roads will be in terrible condition during the wet season, possibly impassible. You must start your trip from Tbeng Meanchey, over 100 kms to the south, where you can get a share taxi to Sra Em, or a private taxi that will take you all the way. Sra Em is still 27 kms from the ruins so you have to ride a moto to Kor Muy, From there you can hire another moto to take you up an extremely steep track to the ruins or walk the 5 kms.

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    2004 - Preah Vihear Via Ubon

    by AlbuqRay Written May 29, 2004

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    One way to get to Preah Vihear is to stay in Ubon Ratchathani and hire a driver to take you there. I highly recommend Mr. Piboon. He knows the Ubon area well, is punctual, and is an excellent driver. If you book him through the hotel, it is 1500 baht per day plus gasoline (500 baht). However, he told us if you call him directly (09-2814094), it is only 1200 baht plus gasoline.

    It is about a two hour drive from Ubon to Preah Vihear. It was almost a full day after we spent time touring the temples. He had other places to visit in that area but we were tired and just decided to drive back. After Mr. Piboon dropped us off at the hotel to get cleaned up, he then came back to drive us to dinner. Very good service, I might say.

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    2004 - Walk to Preah Vihear from Thailand

    by AlbuqRay Updated May 29, 2004

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    You must park near the building in the background and walk to Cambodia. It is about 0.5 km to the border.

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    2004 - This Way to Preah Vihear

    by AlbuqRay Updated May 26, 2004

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    Walk along this road to Cambodia and Preah Vihear. You do have to pay both sets of border guards 200 baht each. The temple is up the hill in the background and to the left.

    Thai Road to Preah Vihear
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    2004 - Walk Past the Bunkers and Blind Busker

    by AlbuqRay Written May 26, 2004

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    Walk past the bunkers and the blind guitar player on your way to Cambodia and Preah Vihear. It is a good time to make merit. Why not leave him a donation? He is good!

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