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Cambodia travel in August/Sambor Prei Kuk?

Posted by ashleycarmen on 15/6/2010 at 20:54

Hello, Due to work reasons I am only able to make a trip to Cambodia during August. I was wondering what the weather is like then and how torrential the rain will be. I've read reports ranging from "it's the best time of year. discount hostels/tours, less tourists, and the best time to see Ankor dust free and lush with green vegetation." to "Leeches in puddles, downpour with no visibility, roads destroyed." I expect variation depending on the weather. I will be only travelin ...

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Cambodia to Koh Samet

Posted by appro on 15/6/2010 at 17:08

We hope to travel to Koh Samet after we leave Cambodia. I'm after some advice regarding routes/border crossings. Hopefully want to avoid going via Bangkok (unless that's the quickest obviously). Any ideas? Cheers in advance. ...

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Siem Reap - Bamboo Island

Posted by imrun on 14/6/2010 at 11:00

Hi Guys, I'm travelling out to Siem Reap and wish to head down to the islands as well. I heard that there are night buses operating from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville. Where can i purchase those tickets. And how long are the journeys. Are there any other alternatives? Also, once at Sihanoukville, how do i make my way to Bamboo Island? Where can i purchase boat tickets and accomodations etc. Lastly, apart from Bamboo Island, what nearby islands are great to go to? Your comments and help are m ...

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2 Weeks in Cambodia - How long to spend in each place?

Posted by scahn on 10/6/2010 at 16:27

My friends and I will be travelling in Cambodia for 2 weeks towards the beginning of December. We're all 19 so we'd like a mix of everything not only the backpackers scene. I've found on this amazing website a suggested itinerary but what I'm really after are suggestions of how long to spend in places or maybe some are just day trips? I would really appreciate some advice on how long to spend in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and suggested places like Battambang, Sihanoukville, Kep, Kompong Cham and ...

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Thai visa Aranyaprathet / Poi-Pet

Posted by kitch on 14/6/2010 at 18:24

I want to travel from Battambang to Bangkok through the Aranyaprathet/Poi-pet border crossing. Can I avoid the hassle of this border and get a thai visa before I arrive? Could I get one in Battambang or Siem Reap ...

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Sihanoukville, Battambang, or more in Laos?

Posted by nineonestreet on 23/6/2010 at 23:47

I only have 20 days to spend in Cambodia and Laos this summer. I realize this isn't nearly enough time, but I'd like to try to cover as much ground as possible. I was thinking about 2-3 days each in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Vientiane, Vang Vieng, and Luang Prabang. This leaves me 2 or 3 extra days. Is Sihanoukville or Battambang a "can't miss" destination? Or should I spend more time in one of the places I named above? Can I spend less time in any of the aformentioned places? ...

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Where to get a visa for Laos in Phnom Pehn?

Posted by KRStamm on 16/4/2009 at 12:33

I am traveling from Cambodia to Laos. "Lao visa-on-arrival is not available. You MUST have a Lao visa before arriving at the border -- we'd suggest picking one up in Phnom Penh." Where in Phnom Penh? Is there an Laos embassy? if so where? Thanks Kirstin ...

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siem reap to koh chang

Posted by tommcm1200 on 9/1/2008 at 15:52

hi all, i will be in siem reap next week and I am looking at possiblities to continue on from there to thailand, koh chang and koh mak via overland to trat. is it possible to reach koh chang in a day from siem reap? what is the approx. route i need to take? appreacite any advice that anyone can give thanks. ...

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Siem Reap/Phno Penh to Da Lat options?

Posted by bagpussandalfie on 27/6/2010 at 18:01

Very new to this travelling so require some help. We are going to be in Siem Reap (or could be Phnom Penh) and plan to go to Da Lat in Vietnam can someone suggest the best options for getting there considering time and cost etc. Big thanks. ...

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backpacker accommodation in sihanoukville, cambodia

Posted by bakpakk on 8/6/2010 at 08:27

hey guys, i am a 22 yr old backpacker traveling through south east asia. i am currently in phnom penh and i am wondering if you guys have any recommendations for accommodation in sihanoukville. i am looking for a more party-oriented area with lots of backpackers. thanks p.s i am using a japanese keyboard and i cannot figure out the caps lock function. just fyi because i know some people here are very particular about grammar ...

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Viewed 7,110 times, with 6 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 16/9/2010 at 09:08

Itinerary Suggestions

Posted by nomad29 on 6/6/2010 at 22:40

Hi I am going to Cambodia in Dec this year. Plan at this stage is to spend a couple of nights in Bangkok, where my flight arrives to, then go to Siem Reap for a few days, Battambang for a few days , Phonm Penh and Sihanoukville for a bit. I'm trying not to plan too exactly how long I will be anywhere, so I can change my plans and add/remove activities and desitnations if the mood takes me. Havin said that I need to be sure I'm back in Bangkok in time to fly onwards to New Zealand. What wo ...

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Viewed 4,128 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by JourneymanTraveller on 16/9/2010 at 09:08

Travelling from Phnom Penh to Kep

Posted by torilou on 23/6/2010 at 20:25

Hi all Just looking into the journey from PP to Kep (which I realise is via Kampot). Has anyone done this journey? If so, who did you use and what was it like? Ive, worryingly, just read the roads are bad, as are the buses, so am worried about who/what to use when booking! Tori ...

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Direct bus from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh/Saigon?

Posted by holyvaca on 22/4/2007 at 11:20

Hi, I hear that there is now a direct bus from Siem Reap to HCMC. Anyone know how I'd go about booking a seat on the bus? And is there a bus every day, or only a few days per week? Thanks in advance! ...

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Ho Chi Min to Angkor Wat and back...

Posted by mizsarah on 9/7/2009 at 01:20

I have been told the easiest (but still affordable) way to get to Angkor Wat from Vietnam (HCM) is to book through a tour? I have about two weeks to decide what to do with. But I am not that interested in that necessarily. I am a teacher on a budget and also a person traveling alone and female. Any pointers on getting from HCM to Angkor Wat? ...

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best island for relax

Posted by stvstv on 21/4/2010 at 20:26

Hello dear, I'll be in Cambodia in December / January. Which is the best island in the south to spend 5 / 6 days in relax. Thanks for help Stv ...

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stung treng - siem reap

Posted by tarzan156 on 17/4/2010 at 19:37

hi, my girlfriend and i will be passing through stung treng around about the start of august and we are looking to get to siem reap from there so as to avoid having to go phnom pehn-siem reap-phnom pehn? as we are heading for vietnam from cambodia we'd like to try and avoid having to drive up and down the same route twice so if anyone has any advice on getting to siem reap from stung treng, it would be appreciated. thanks, shane ...

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Otres beach Sihanoukville

Posted by ebroguy on 15/1/2010 at 16:55

In many of the reviews I have read regarding Accomadation on Otres beach Sihanoukville I have found that many of them are out of date as they state there is little or no accomadation when in fact there is a wide selection of beach bungalows and rooms to choose from , also many state that Otres beach is unsafe at night time , with normal levels of precaution Otres beach is quite safe . This beautiful beach has long been the hidden treasure of Cambodia's coastal town Sihanoukville with a ...

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Cambodia travel plans - please advise!

Posted by panlou on 8/7/2010 at 18:59

Hi, I am planning to spend about a week in Cambodia around the Xmas period and ending up in HCMC. I would like to spend a couple of days somewhere to relax/recover from the long flights and then visit Siem Riep and Phnom Penh. From there i plan to take the bus to HCMC. Any suggestions were to spend the first couple of days? Beach would make sense but not sure how to schedule and combine with the rest. Alos, I was thinking of taking the boat between PP and SR but from what I have read it is pr ...

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Pattaya to Siem Reap, Border Crossing

Posted by hmuscente1 on 19/7/2010 at 19:53

Hi everyone, I haven't been able to find out too much information about the Chanthaburi/Pailin border crossing. My friend and I will be traveling from Pattaya to Siem Reap and were wondering which is the better border crossing from this trip; the Aranyaprathet/Poipet border or Chanthaburi/Pailin. Thanks for your help! ...

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best places to shop?

Posted by betina on 19/7/2010 at 17:49

i had a friend who has been to cambodia and tells me that they have great clothes there. so i would like to know where to shop for great bargains? i really love fashion and i would like to try something new every time. ...

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