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Ubon to Anlong Veng

  • lad

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    Hi am looking for the different options to get to the Thai/Cambodia border crossing near Anlong Veng starting from Ubon Ratchathani. Thanks

    #1 Posted: 11/11/2010 - 18:08

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  • sayadian

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    I know it's probably easier and cheaper to get the train to Surin and then a bus goes to Prasat but I don't know if anything goes to the border though there must be a songthaew running to Kap Choeng.The border is still a few miles from there.Maybe a motobike will take you.
    Anyway, I hope someone has more information as I'd like to cross that border coming the other way.
    Would appreciate if you post your experiences.

    #2 Posted: 11/11/2010 - 20:06

  • lad

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    Can someone confirm whether it is possible to obtain a Cambodian visa at the border closest to Anlong Veng?
    Thanks

    #3 Posted: 21/11/2010 - 21:22

  • sayadian

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    I can't give an answer but had a look at Canby and they seem to think so:

    http://www.canbypublications.com/cambodia/overland.htm#Anlongveng

    Anyway, I'd be very interested in your experience as I said as I would like to try this myself but from the other side

    #4 Posted: 21/11/2010 - 22:51

  • lad

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    Hi,
    I have just returned from this trip.
    Had a contact from Chong Sa Ngam (operates a vegetable stall and has a pick up - sometimes makes the trip to Laos to pick up coffee) side who picked us up at Chong Mek after crossing over from Pakse , and drove us back to the Cambodia crossing - about 3.5 hours. Cost us too much but as time was tight worth it. With more time we would have taken the Pakse - Ubon bus - then made our way to Sisoket and looked for a way to get down to the border. We were kept waiting at Chong Mek for sometime but all worked out eventually. Stopped along route 24 at a flash road house with fashion shop adjacent - what a contrast to Laos and Cambodia. Was dark when we got to the border at Choam - feared that the crossing might be closed - but no problems getting a visa - with US dollars - No one else going either way at the time.
    After an overnight stay in a very comfortable guest house in Anlong Veng we started our cycling south from the grave site of the infamous Pol Pot. The best way to appreciate the Khmer people and their way of life is by cycling - and we had so many friendly encounters. After a leisurely 70km ride on day 1 we stayed overnigt at a homestay in a village near Srei Noy- and then a wonderful ride the next day to Siem Reap via the temples at Banteay Srei, Ta Phrom, Bayon, and sunset at Angkor Wat. The following day we cycled to Tonle Sap along the back roads and returned to Siem Reap through rice paddies and small villages with so many sights. Having a back up van made all the difference to the trip - no need to lug all our gear on panniers.

    Thanks to Mongkheang - contact him via info@angkorgrandadventure.com

    #5 Posted: 20/1/2011 - 20:31

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