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Mekong travel to Cambodia

Posted by 2crazy on 7/9/2012 at 14:55

Am wanting to travel from Don Khong down the Mekong to Kratie in Cambodia?Is this possible or is it better to go by road? Any info would be welcome. Thanks.

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Posted by captainbkk on 9/9/2012 at 04:52

possible? maybe-god+authorities willing-and of course, needless to say (I hope) ONLY after/down of the falls/rapids- IF you can find a willing boatman, can agree to a )likely very high) rental price etc.Yes, the normal way is by road.

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Posted by Captain_Bob on 9/9/2012 at 06:08

There's no valid border crossing by river so you would need to go by road and cross the land border first, then negotiate a short ride to the river and a private boat to Kratie. The guys will be washing their hands with invisible soap when you ask ($$$!) Unfortunately most river transport options are becoming extinct due to improved road conditions.

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Posted by 2crazy on 10/9/2012 at 03:16

Thanks Captain Bob. Your reply is really helpful. Will have to be by road then!

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