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  • ahxian

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    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.

    #1 Posted: 4/9/2008 - 14:56

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  • Lother

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    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.

    #2 Posted: 4/9/2008 - 15:33

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    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.

    #3 Posted: 5/9/2008 - 00:11

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    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.

    #4 Posted: 5/9/2008 - 23:31

  • mic59

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    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.

    #5 Posted: 7/9/2008 - 17:57

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

    #6 Posted: 7/9/2008 - 23:42

  • ahxian

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

    #7 Posted: 8/9/2008 - 09:32

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