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Siem Reap. Angkor & Tonle Sap

Posted by BruceMoon on 7/8/2009 at 06:28

Over months, several prospective travellers have sought feedback on their itinerary, and when it comes to the Angkor ian Temples, it's sort of we must see them, but I'm planning only a day or two. The tragedy of this statement is that the prospective traveller is spending more time getting to/from Siem Reap than actually looking at this World Heritage masterpiece. I suggest people ought spend at a minimum, 4 FULL days at Siem Reap. The pass to get into the Angkorian Temples is issued ...

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the demise of sihanoukville

Posted by sayadian on 21/6/2009 at 20:56

Is anybody out there in Sihanoukville . I'd appreciate it if they could let me know the latest situation re: the beaches.Have there been anymore closures? I heard that Otres has been cleared and that Ocheateal would get the bulldozing treatment soon.The green fences will then go up and access denied.Very soon Sihanoukville will be a sea resort without a public beach,very sad for the guesthouses and vendors.Does anyone know the longterm plan for the town? Is it to be a casino resort for Asian to ...

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Cambodia Without Borders

Posted by withoutborders on 19/8/2009 at 02:01

Check out the video. Might help you see what there is to do in Cambodia as well as the food and culture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy8alCD0gi0 ...

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ATM's

Posted by SteinOfOrange on 18/8/2009 at 11:40

People avoid ANZ atms at all costs! $4 for using your overseas card is criminal. SBC and Canadia Bank are FREE!! There is a Canadia ATM in Hotel Castle on the riverfront, and an SBC ATM near the FCC Resteraunt. ...

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Stung Treng updated

Posted by somtam2000 on 18/8/2009 at 12:50

Just a quick note the completely revised coverage for Stung Treng in northeast Cambodia is now available online -- if you're heading that way, you may want to give it a once over. Cheers ...

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Struggling with Visas!!

Posted by gracielou5887 on 16/8/2009 at 19:41

Hello, I wonder if anyone can help me please? I am a British traveller flying to Bangkok on 3rd Feb and travelling to North Thailand after 2 days. I am heading to Laos on 20th Feb, heading to Vietnam on 5th March, heading to Cambodia on 20th March, and re-entering Thailand on 28th March. I am really struggling to find info on visas. I know that i can stay in Thailand fr 30 days without needing a visa, but i am really struggling to find info on the rest of the countries as all the inf ...

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Travel Sihanoukville to Trat

Posted by lozza1978 on 14/8/2009 at 00:46

Hello Kind People, Im after some help again please, Were planning on spending a few lazy days down on the west coast of Cambodia/ Sihanoukville , What is are options on traveling to Trat in Thailand from here? and what would the journey times be? Would we have to travel up to Phnom Penh and make arrangements? Or could we get a coach direct from Sihanoukville to Trat?, also any ideas on the cost?, any links you could point me to would be very much appreciated, We’re also lo ...

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Cambodia to Thai Islands

Posted by CosmicStar on 13/8/2009 at 14:48

What is the best way to get from Sienreip to Koh Sami? We really want to go to Koh Tao. Thanks in advance for your speedy replies. ...

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Angkhor Wat ticket scam ...old tickets/new tickets

Posted by SBE on 13/8/2009 at 14:11

Just saw this head's up on TOA. Make sure you ask for the new passes! http://talesofasia.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=261 ...

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Siem Reap Airport Surcharge

Posted by pabloeskimo on 12/8/2009 at 17:42

If you want to leave Siem Reap by air, be ready to pay 25$ per person. They got some service tax you have to pay to get into customs this cost is not covered by your ticket. I had a great time in Cambodia but left with a bad aftertaste because of this scam. ...

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Viewed 2,781 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by tails101 on 12/8/2009 at 19:33

BKK to Siem Riep on the 14th

Posted by sinstone on 9/8/2009 at 13:20

As the title reads, headed to Siem Riep from BKK on the 14th by local bus, border to border! Anyone wanna join in? Supposedly it's quite a wild ride... the more the merrier eh! sinstone@gmail.com or reply here! Paul the French Canadian in Krabi, Thailand ...

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Angkor Wat...is it worth it?

Posted by Noggins on 26/6/2009 at 10:23

Were travellers on a very tight budget and are wondering if the steep Angkor Wat entrance fee is worth it? We are only planning to go for the day but the cost will be a couple of days budget for us..do people think its worth it? Is it really spectacular or just okay? We've been travelling round Asia for about 7 months so seen our fair share of impressive temples etc, so dont want to go unless its really something special- especially as we are just passing through Cambodia to get to Laos. Thou ...

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Bangkok to Siem Reap by Rent-A-Car - Is this possible and feasible?

Posted by sriknine on 2/8/2009 at 17:05

Hi, Last I was in Thailand in 2005 Id rented a car from Avis and driven down to Rayong & Pattaya. Found the flexibility to my liking and loved the wll-made roads. Im planning another trip to Thailand, and this time wanted to visit Angkor Wat. Given the road from Poipet to Siem Reap is now laid out, would renting a car and driving from Bangkok to Siem Reap be a feasible option? What are the downsides (Im assuming there would be some)? Is Cambodia 'safe' to drive without a local on board? ...

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Bangkok to Cambodia (Siem Reap)

Posted by benhopes on 7/7/2009 at 20:55

How long does this journey take on the bus? And is it possible to get a direct bus? And how much does it cost? Thanks Ben ...

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Sport in Cambodia

Posted by Lawoat on 20/7/2009 at 14:02

Hi all, I was just wondering if anyone has experience in going to sport games in Cambodia? - Do they have a soccer league? - Are there any traditional Cambodian sports (I presume some form of martial arts??) - Has anyone visited games before? - I assume the bigger cities PP and SR would have sport venues? -... Thanks for the help! ...

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Viewed 2,037 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by scafire_jesse on 29/7/2009 at 23:11

Trekking in Southern Cambodia

Posted by womble86 on 13/7/2009 at 20:26

Been planing my SE Asia trip for a while now and stumbled across this magnificent website. Wish I'd found it earlier! Can anyone recommend any decent trekking in southern Cambodia? I plan to get there in mid November, go straight to Ankor and then go down south to Sihanoukville to chill for a few weeks and would like to take in some of the scenery instead of just lying about in a hammock! What I am after is something a little more intense than the usual half day walks. Maybe 4 - 5 day ov ...

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Viewed 2,405 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by womble86 on 20/7/2009 at 20:22

Share ride to Siem Reap thisFriday

Posted by mike1700 on 20/7/2009 at 20:08

Looking for 2-3 people to share a ride with me to SR this Friday. See countryside with my english speaking Khmer driver. E-mail me ASAP Mike Ptcclub@yahoo.com thanks ...

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boat

Posted by hawaiianlungs on 20/7/2009 at 09:26

is there a boat from thailand to cambodia? ...

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Viewed 1,864 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 20/7/2009 at 13:30

interesting spots between from Siem Reap & Phnom Penh

Posted by virusvaleria on 16/7/2009 at 10:33

Looking to get some tips on unmissable places between Siem Reap & Phnom Penh. Any suggestion is very welcome! thanks guys! ...

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confusion about the e-visa

Posted by buecax on 16/7/2009 at 00:18

on the visa page it says: "EVisas are only valid for entry into Cambodia via the international airports at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and via the land crossings at Ko Kong, Poipet and Bavet. You cannot use an eVisa to enter Cambodia at other crossings." and on the border crossings page it says: "To Laos, you only have one option, the Veun Kham/Dom Kralor crossing (but note your Laos visa on arrival is NOT available at this crossing). ... Cambodian visa on arrival is available at all these ...

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Viewed 2,489 times, with 3 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 16/7/2009 at 15:07


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