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Siem Reap to Ko Chang, October

  • vallentine

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    I'm planning to travel from Siem Reap to Ko Chang mid-October, and would like to cross the border near Pailin as this seems the most direct route. Any update on the road between Battambang and Pailin- will it be passable in October?
    Also, any recommendations where to make an overnight stop on this journey?

    #1 Posted: 19/9/2009 - 14:44

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    As far as I know the road is still unsealed and the trip takes 3-4 hours -- in October I'd expect it to be closer to four hours. Once you've crossed the border, ask around for the casino minibus (carpark is a little down the road, on the left after walking over the border) that goes direct to Chanthaburi -- it is the quickest route.

    If you wanted to overnight, both Chanthaburi and Trat are good for a night - I wouldn't bother with Pailin personally.

    #2 Posted: 19/9/2009 - 18:58

  • vallentine

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    Great- think I'll head for Chanthaburi and see what the time is!
    Many thanks

    #3 Posted: 4/10/2009 - 19:12

  • thailand_as-

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    we took this trip last year, we travel from siem reap by boat to phnom penh and than by minibus to koh chang in thailand
    Travel Report from Siem Reap to Koh Chang
    enjoy your backpack traveling.

    #4 Posted: 5/10/2009 - 12:35

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