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    Visa in Bangkok

    by lotharscheer Updated Jun 12, 2014

    You can get visas at most cambodian border posts, but if you want/need one before:

    Cambodia Embassy in Thailand
    518/4 Pracha Uthit Road
    (Soi Ramkamhaeng 39)
    Wangtonglang
    Bangkok 10310
    Tel.: (+66) 2 957 5851
    Fax: (+66) 2 957 5850
    E-mail: camemb.tha@mfa.gov.kh

    It takes probably 2 days, the new adress is far out of town, better to use agencies (in the Khao San rd area, easy to spot, but as well in the Sukhumvit and Silom area) which will do it for a small fee.

    Royal Consulate General of Cambodia Ho chi minh City, S.R.VIETNAM
    No. 41, Phung Khac Khoan,
    Tel : (848) 829 2751
    Fax : (848) 8222773
    E-mail : cambocg@hcm.vnn.vn

    Royal Embassy of Cambodia
    Thadeua Road, KM2Vientiane,
    B.P. 34, Lao P.D.R.
    Tel : (8562) 131 4950, 131 4952
    Fax : (8562) 131 4951
    E-mail : recamlao@laotel.com

    Ko Kong speed boat to Sihanukville Sihanoukville pier for Ko Kong Fresh prawn in Sihanoukville beach
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    The Tuk Tuk

    by xymmot Written Jan 27, 2014

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    Tuk Tuks and moto taxi are the best mode of transportation to get around town. No trip should be more than five USD and I had my tuk tuk and driver for a few hours for 10 usd. Went shopping and he waited for me, ate lunch and he waited, had a dental appointment and he waited. After a few hours to get back home for a nap at the Flamingo hotels, 10 usd was very appriciated. When I awaoke and come out, he was there waiting for me.

    tuk tuk, slow ride, take it easy food at  the Emperor
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    Take a ride with Tuktuk

    by akkipaa Written Mar 17, 2013

    The best way to travel and go around in the country (short legs) are the TukTuks. In Cambodia they are scooters or small motorcycles with pulled wagon carrying about 4 people.

    Prices are for target or hour and the starting offer is 2-3 times higher than you should pay. Remember to bargain I got e.g. a tuktuk for 3$ per hour with unlimited mileage :) Tuktuks are quite slow but reasonable, you get better look to city than from car or bus.

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    Mekong Express Buses

    by akkipaa Written Mar 16, 2013

    We used Mekong Express with route from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (4th March 2013). The service and bus were good, the bus were equipped with air conditioning, which is almost a must to us Eskimos and with toilet, which is not so useful, you sweat here everything your drink :). Of course it is important, the route can take 5-7 hours depending of road condition and traffic. This time quite fast, it took less than six hours with a 45 minutes stop in Kampong Thum.

    The bus company operates from PP to Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap and from HCMC to SR. Water and breakfast included. In web pages they promise a free WiFi, but that I didn't test on the bus.

    Current schedules and phone numbers can be found from their web pages.

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    Fly with Bangkok Airways from Thailand

    by akkipaa Updated Mar 15, 2013

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    You can reach Phnom Penh from many airports but if you don't have direct flight and you are coming from west, take Bangkok Airlines, they have excellent service, flight takes about one hour and they even have enough time to serve a lunch (with real tools :).

    We used routes Bangkok - Phnom Pehn and Siem Reap - Bangkok.

    B-PP was better with warm lunch and complimentary beers and wines, in the flight from SR to B, they served a lunch, but it was more simple (and with plastic tools) and the drinks car turned away and disappeared after a few rows.

    Bangkok - Phnom Penh Siem Reap - Bangkok
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    catch the bus to Sihanoukeville

    by davidjo Written May 18, 2012

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    There is a daily bus leaving at 7.30 each morning to Sihanoukville. Most guest houses will sell tickets for this bus which will pass through some wonderful scenery and pass over several bridges that were constructed by Thai companies a few years back. When the road was first constructed there were many deaths as the locals got there first experience of driving fast (even though there was little traffic).

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    Entering Cambodia from Trat

    by davidjo Written May 18, 2012

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    From Trat you can catch a bus to Hat Lek, then Sawngtheaw to the border at Cham Yeam, which is a dirty, grubby one street border town. Avoid the locals who will offer to help you and walk towards immigration, process your papers, then bargain with one of the motorcyclists to take you to Koh Kong. On the way you will pass over a bridge where you will be responsible for the toll fee. The m/bike journey will be around 10 kms and bargain hard and you may be able to get there for less than 100 baht.

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    EVERYWHERE HERE BY MAILINH BUSSES.

    by DennyP Written Dec 14, 2011

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    CAMBODIA
    To get to Cambodia I got the bus from Saigon and I always used the bus then to get from city to city..When in the cities I either walked, hired a bicycle, or a "Moto". These were my forms of transport and found all to be reliable and inexpensive. I must say the busses were extremely comfortable on the long trips ie: Saigon - Phnomn Penh, Phnomn Penh - Siem Reap, Siem Reap - Phnomn Penh and Phnomn Penh to Saigon. The bus stations were located in the centre of the city and handy to all the accomodation that I had organised...Also when I got off the bus I hired a "MOTO". The transport was just a breeze.
    I obtained my visa at the border.

    BUS STATION. Location in Siem Reap is behind the City River Hotel

    MAILINH BUS STATION AND WAITING ROOM BUS STATION SIEM REAP -  BUS TO PHNOMN PENH FOOD STOP ON THE WAY TO SIEM REAP MAILINH BUS STATION PHNOMN PENH NIGHT STOP NEAR CAMBODIAN BORDER
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    Getting to and from Siem Reap.

    by worldkiwi Written May 13, 2011

    I flew from Bangkok to Siem Reap on Bangkok Airlines.
    Be aware that upon leaving Siem Reap, there is a pretty hefty US$50 departure tax, that is not included in tickets!
    Visas can be purchased upon arrival at Siem Reap's modern little airport.

    Arrival at Siem Reap.

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    Mekong Express - 1st Class Boat Service

    by ngsway Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    We are lucky to be able to travel with this new Boat service that operates route from Siem Reap to Phnom Pehn and vice versa. It currently offered an unbelievable USD15 fare. With these price, the service are 1st class, with luggage check in, air condition, large comfortable seats, free flow of beverages, lunch, english movie on large screen TV, pillow, blanket, etc-etc.... If I'm not mistaken, it's operated by a japanese company. It feels more like travelling on a plane than on a boat even complete with a smilling and helpful 'boat-hostess' . You have to plan your trip though, as the boat will operate on alternate days....

    Update Nov 2003: My aunt just came back from her Cambodia trip and according to her, the USD15 fare promotion is off now. The current fare is USD30 one way.

    Mekong Express

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    Avoiding Thai-scam and visa rip-off at Poipet bord

    by mariayoshiko Written Aug 12, 2010

    I didn't enter Cambodia this way, but apparently the bus from Bangkok to the border is a scam itself, they will charge you more for the visa and practically force you to head to the TOURIST LOUNGE, from where you take overpriced buses that get you o Siem Reap very late to help tuk tuk drivers charge you a lot of money...
    Unfortunately, there is very little you can do because tuk tuk drivers are the only option to get to the city, and yes, the BUS STATION is very far from the city center! They seem to have done it on purpose!
    The best way to come from Thailand is to take the 5.50am bus to get to the border at around noon and take a SHARED taxi to a place called Sisophone I think, and from there there is cheaper and direct transportation to Siem Reap...Unfortunately, I think for Cambodia everybody has a different experience...so that's what I found out...I entered from Laos and there was a guy who worked at a hostel in Siem Reap downtown, who offered us a room for US$4...we always look for the cheapest hotels, so the price was appealing to us...What we did is that we asked him for a discount on the tuk tuk (since they always their tuk tuk driver-friend)...so he said, if we liked the hotel and stayed there we would pay only US$1 for the tuk tuk (it helped that we shared the tuk tuk with other travelers.) We did stay at their place and it was fine for us! I hope this helps you... Good luck!

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    Overnight Bus from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville

    by rhino1975 Updated Feb 4, 2010

    Two options
    1) Paramount Angkor: USD15
    2) Virak Buntham: USD17

    We took Virak Buntham, as it advertised itself to be a luxury bus. Honestly, nothing luxurious about it except that it has a toilet in the bus. The toilet was relatively spotless and they did clean it up halfway through the journey.

    You can get the tickets at any of the travel agents in Siem Reap. Most of the guesthouses will be able to assist in purchasing the ticket. TIP: If you opt for the Virak Buntham bus, please ask for seat no 21-25. The seats are the closest to the bus toilet and have extra leg space for additional comfort. Further, try not to get the seats at the back.

    The bus we boarded was a 36 seater. It was sufficiently comfortable and blankets were provided. My only complaint was that halfway through the journey, the driver started to switch off the air-conditioned system for a duration of 15-20 minutes before he switched it back on. This happened till the near end of the journey. It was indeed annoying to say the least, i felt sweating at one point, not helped by the blanket wrapped around!

    The journey took around 11 hours, with a 30 min stopover in Phnom Penh.

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    MOTORCYCLE

    by IRONICEMAN Written Oct 29, 2009

    LUCKY! LUCKY! RENT MOTORCYCLE SHOP
    PHONM PHEN CAMBODIA

    We rent 2 bikes for 8 days, candles didn't work, no motor oil, electricity cables were really bad, and they told us everything was checked and perfect wprking. 8 days later they asked us 30 dollars each because we broke a small turn light. Even if we payd more than 100$ to fix up our motorbikes during the trip...
    Bad service, BAD bikes, BAD staff working there.

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    MOTORCYCLE

    by IRONICEMAN Updated Oct 29, 2009

    LUCKY! LUCKY! MOTORCYCLE RENT
    PHONM PHEN CAMBODIA

    We rent 2 bikes for 8 days, candles didn't work, no motor oil, electricity cables were really bad, and they told us everything was checked and perfect wprking. 8 days later they asked us 30 dollars each because we broke a small turn light. Even if we payd more than 100$ to fix up our motorbikes during the trip...
    Bad service, BAD bikes, BAD staff working there.

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    MOTORCYCLE

    by IRONICEMAN Written Oct 29, 2009

    LUCKY! LUCKY! MOTORCYCLE
    PHONM PHEN CAMBODIA

    We rent 2 bikes for 8 days, candles didn't work, no motor oil, electricity cables were really bad, and they told us everything was checked and perfect wprking. 8 days later they asked us 30 dollars each because we broke a small turn light. Even if we payd more than 100$ to fix up our motorbikes during the trip...
    Bad service, BAD bikes, BAD staff working there.

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