The border check point before enter to Cambodia called Klong Luek Check point.From this area you can go for Casino at Poi Pet,the border Cambodia and to Siem Reap where Angkor Wat located. All day,there 're big pushcarts contain so many products as much as they can passed the border for export and import.And the check point always have a long...more
The biggest Khmer sanctuary in Eastern Thailand. Another name is Prasart Muang Prao. Built in 15-16 Buddhist Centuries.From 2 inscriptions which found in this area,one describe about King Jayavarman IV (Koh Ker Art style). He dovoted slaves to protection the Siva Linga.The second one describe about King Udayadittayavarman II devoted a land and...more
Pra Sart Khao Noi,3 brick buildings on the top of hill(about 130 metres).Nowaday, it remains only one building in the center.This Khmer sanctuary,the Fine Art Department found some lintels carved in the Som Bo Prei Kuk period of Khmer Art (around 12th B.C.), now presented at Prachinburi National Museum. But you can found a remodelling one there....more
This restaurant 's one where my family always go for a dinner or party. They offer a delicious food both Thai food and American food. Originally,it used to located in a wooden shophouse and shifted to a new building where they can provide air-con for guests. The restaurant open at 10.00-20.00hrs. Steak and some Thai dishes.more
One market where almost local people go for eating at Night 's Night Market or called Talad To Rung.It 's just a small area where have about 15 stall shops selling both Thai food and Thai desserts. The most popular one 's Nam Kaeng Sai or Flaked Ice with sweet syrup and a-la-cart ingrediants.For tasting this dessert,just notice the shops where have a step shelf contains some bowls with many ingrediants. You can choose them 1 - 3 kinds. The price range from 10-20 THB.
Please note that we visited SR in 2005, the prices might have changed.My friend and I had a very nice experience on taking the taxi to SR. It my be a bit expensive but if you have money to spare rent a taxi. It would definitely save you from a lot of hassle and anxiety....giving you more energy to enjoy Siem Reap better.Fares:$25 - Poipet Border up...more
A big border commercial place for Thai and Cambodian where you can find products and food passed from Cambodia.It's open 7.00AM-5.00PM.,every day.Originally,the border market used to located in Cambodia 's side called Poi Pet Market. When the war happened at that area the market was down,after that it turned to be a casino area and the market was shifted to the present area where used to be a storehouse before export to Cambodia in the past time.
1.there're numerous both adult& kid beggars , avoid to give them anythings ,cuase when you give a big group of beggars 'll come to you and ask for them.
2. Pick pocket is a big problem here. Keep your money at the safest place.
What to buy: You can find so many things here, such as second hand clothes and bags , dried fish fron Tonle Sap in Cambodia, products from China and weaving products. For me , it 's a heaven for second hand clothes and bags, but you need to check and discount for the reasonable price.
Don't know if this was due to the numerous stamps in my passport or Aranya Immigration's interpretation of Thai rules but I was hassled for about 15 minutes about not having onward travel tickets. After patiently explaining, several times, that I planned to take the train to BKK and proceed OUT of Thailand, the official grimaced and stated plainly...more
Never let your guard down...not even for a second!I have always been very careful especially when I first got to this border. I was quite overwhelmed by the crowd, the heat, the beggars and the touts. But somehow, the nice experience and safe journey from Siem Reap made me careless. I was walking ahead of my friend in this narrow pavement when she...more
Made a visa run to Poipet Nov 07. Had one of the touts speaking good English do all the running for me while I had tea and chatted with the Cambodian Immigration guys. Took about 15-20 minutes. Cambodian visa Bt1000 plus an extra Bt400 for in/out stamps. No extra if you stay at least one day in Cambodia. Paid the tout and his partner each Bt100 for...more
I visited several villages from Taphraya down to Aranyaprathet (Aran is short name) and everyone always friendly. Usual "over pricing" when Farang's involved, which irritates me but as long as its not too much, I am happy to pay over the odds as their poor people for the most part. Friendly people and Farang's liked (especially $$$$)I STRONGLY...more
Thap Thong Kum Hotel & Resto & TourInfo: Visa fee - 1,200 ThB for cambodian visa (around 30 US $)Note: better to take your visa from the cambodian-side (on-arrival visa) than to take your visa in this Travel Agency!!! They charge a lot!!! ===================Visa fees - USD20 for Tourist visa (around ThB 800 to ThB 900) - USD25 for Business...more