Market scene, Aranyaprathet, Eastern Thailand

Market scene, Aranyaprathet, Eastern Thailand

Market scene, Aranyaprathet, Eastern Thailand


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In the far eastern reaches of Sa Kaeo province, Aranyaprathet is a small town situated six kilometres west of the most popular border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia. The town is home to a mix of Thai, Khmer and Vietnamese, and while some good local food can be scored here, the only real draw for travellers is the border itself.

Most shuffle through Aranyaprathet en route to or from the not-so-charming town of Poi Pet on the Cambodian side, from where it's easy to get to/from Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor. All that many travellers see of "Aran" (as it's known to locals) is the so called "friendship border market" (aka Rong Khlue market) where sweet talking scammers attempt to lure travellers into buying fake Cambodian visas and unnecessary "immigration forms". Both on the Thai and Cambodian sides of the border, it's wise to have your guard ... Read our complete Aranyaprathet travel guide

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