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Trat or Ko Kong

Posted by ahxian on 4/9/2008 at 14:56

I will be traveling from Phnom Penh to Bangkok end of Oct. Which will be a better place to spend the night, Trat or Ko Kong? Any hotels to recommend? I will be going budget. Thanks.

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Posted by Lother on 4/9/2008 at 15:33

Both are pretty nice little towns. Personally I maybe prefer Trat for its laidback atmosphere. Guy GH and Ban Jaidee (listed on this site) are cheap, good places to stay.

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Posted by Tilapia on 5/9/2008 at 00:11

Trat Pros - You'll have a choice of some great little guest houses, an excellent night market and, as mentioned above, a really nice ambiance.

Trat Con - You'll have to wake up early if you want to catch the ferry.

Personally, I think that getting up earlier is a small price to pay. Trat is a really nice spot that's worth at least one night, if just for the "hoi tohd" (fried mussels with egg and sprouts) in the night market.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 5/9/2008 at 23:31 TF writer

Unless you're keen on catching the early ferry to Sihanoukville, stay in Trat.

Koh Kong is a sleazy little town and the guesthouses are often in cahoots with the scammers at the border crossing. As far as I know, accommodations are either in cheapo guesthouses with questionable security or at the hotels near the casino.

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Posted by mic59 on 7/9/2008 at 17:57

I don't know Ko Kong but I'd recommend Trat anyday as a stopover town. You may even want to stay longer if your itinerary allows it. Accomodation is cheap but not cheapo and the market is a great place to spend half a day. And if you're intending to go to Ko Chang, Ko Kut or Ko Maak, there are regular sangthaews to the pier at Laem Ngop.

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Posted by idreamofdurian on 7/9/2008 at 23:42 TF writer

You forgot Koh Wai - I love, love, love that little island!

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Posted by ahxian on 8/9/2008 at 09:32

Looks like Trat is the way to go. Thanks all for your suggestions. =)

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