Flag of Laos

Laos forum

Southern Laos (Pakse) to Northern Cambodia (Preah Vihear Temple) overland, possible?

  • wheretonext

    Joined Travelfish
    10th November, 2012
    Location Philippines
    Posts: 23

    First of all I want to know the easiest and most convenient way to cross the Laos-Cambodia border and second, seeing that the Preah Vihear temple is near after the border crossing in northern cambodia, why not head there before going to Sieam Reap. It is possible?


    #1 Posted: 5/3/2013 - 21:35

  • Advertisement

  • davixdy

    Joined Travelfish
    18th April, 2008
    Posts: 13
    Places visited:
    At least 95

    Yep, It is. I did it going from Pakse to Ubon, from there to Sisaket (a beautiful place btw) where I spent some days exploring the surroundings, and from the bus station in Sisaket I took, early in the morning, the songthaew to Khukan, from there I took another songthaew to the border at Chong Sa Ngam, I crossed the border and, finally, I took a moto-taxi to Anlong Veng and a bus to Sra Em, very close to Preah Vihear temple. All in all, from Sisaket bus station to Sra Em, It lasted around 10-11 hours and I think It was really worth the effort because Preah Vihear is absolutely stunning mainly due to It´s stunning location. I had heard that the border between Cambo and Laos was full of tourist and, as I was looking for something off the beaten path, I decided to try this route. It was a wonderful experience, easier than It can appear as you read this right now, very straightforward. You can get info about people travelling from SR to Preah Vihear and back even in a day trip, so that can be another option once you reach SR.
    Good Luck

    #2 Posted: 6/3/2013 - 04:58

  • wheretonext

    Joined Travelfish
    10th November, 2012
    Location Philippines
    Posts: 23

    Ok I see, your route sounds fun. But what if I decide to go further south in Laos in Muang Khong because I want to go see 4 thousand islands as well and I have already been to Ubon and Sisaket?

    #3 Posted: 6/3/2013 - 07:04

Have questions? Jump to our menu of forum quicklinks

Add your reply

Your reply

Check this box if you want to be notified of replies.

Please be familiar with our user guidelines before you post. Thanks!

Businesses planning on plugging their guesthouse / hotel / karaoke bar should read our "Addition guidelines" very carefully.

You need to be logged in to answer an existing post on the Travelfish forums. Please login via the prompts just above and refresh this screen -- before writing your post -- and you'll be in business.

Hotel Deals of the Day
best price guarantee

Possibly related discussions Replies  Views  Latest reply
Preah Vihear village to temple. ... By PatyDifusa on 11 May 2015 3 1131 12 May 2015
Ongoing feud regarding Preah Vihear temple ... By wegotoeleven on 14 Feb 2011 1 2983 14 Feb 2011
Lodging for the visits to Preah Khan of Kampong Svay and Preah Vihear? ... By cloud on 9 Sep 2011 4 3348 16 May 2012
Plan to Prasat Preah Vihear and Preah Khan ... By cpkcon on 1 Aug 2007 6 6261 17 Feb 2010
Northern Vietnam & Northern Laos vs. Southern Vietnam and Southeast Cambodia ... By ccalvin09 on 16 Mar 2011 6 7752 17 Mar 2011
Preah Vihear ... By dg234 on 5 Jul 2015 2 669 6 Jul 2015
Prasat Preah Vihear ... By Taniab on 28 Sep 2014 2 1017 29 Sep 2014
Prasat Preah Vihear help ... By alessandro on 16 Feb 2015 0 691 16 Feb 2015
Preah Vihear in July ... By fivesilver on 29 Mar 2009 8 3510 23 Jan 2010
Temples in Preah Vihear ... By pat_123 on 7 Feb 2015 0 549 7 Feb 2015