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Bangkok to Siem Reap by Rent-A-Car - Is this possible and feasible?

  • sriknine

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    Last I was in Thailand in 2005 Id rented a car from Avis and driven down to Rayong & Pattaya. Found the flexibility to my liking and loved the wll-made roads.
    Im planning another trip to Thailand, and this time wanted to visit Angkor Wat.
    Given the road from Poipet to Siem Reap is now laid out, would renting a car and driving from Bangkok to Siem Reap be a feasible option? What are the downsides (Im assuming there would be some)? Is Cambodia 'safe' to drive without a local on board?

    #1 Posted: 2/8/2009 - 17:05

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  • somtam2000

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    No problems driving in Cambodia without a local on board, but you won't be permitted to take a rental over the border -- so that will be a major issue.

    #2 Posted: 2/8/2009 - 17:38

  • BruceMoon

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    What Somtam says is correct, except that...

    I rented with Avis about 2 years ago. I asked whether I could take the car to Cambodia to go to Siem Reap. I was told I could, provided I met several conditions. One of the conditions was a price i didn't want to pay.

    I know one needs 'identity' papers, as well as car ownership papers to go across the border.

    So, if you think the idea worth pursuing, try google-ing 'car rental Thailand' and contacting the various companies to see what they say.


    #3 Posted: 2/8/2009 - 18:33

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