My boyfriend and I leave for our travels on Tuesday, flying into Bangkok. We are concentrating on Cambodia and Vietnam.
We are visiting Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Kep on our way over to Vietnam, but I wondered if there are any recommendations for other places on our way back through to Bangkok? I don't know how to narrow down all the information I keep reading!
#1 torilou has been a member since 6/6/2010. Posts: 25
This is little information to advise you on. Where do you re-enter cambodia coming from Vietnam? interests? how do you want to go back?
I assume you do BKK-SR-PP-Kep-SGN on way up
If you want somthing different I would say re-enter in PP and from there go to SHV. If SHV appeals to you stay there for some time or follow on to Ko Kong and cross border into Thailand.
Around Ko Kong you have some eco-tourism options (though still in it's infancy) or visit some islands just after the border in Thailand (Ko Chang). Then you're in safe day-trip distance of BKK and can chill out.
You can find info on that on the forum.
Otherwise you'd need to give more information on what you want and your interests. This is a bit vague.
SHV meaning Sihanoukville? We had thought of that. Any beach recommendations? We aren't huge fans of overly touristy areas but we do want there to be life!
I'm not sure we'd be looking to going anywhere else in Thailand, its not somewhere we have planned for. Although I will look up Ko Chang.
We are planning on either travelling back into Cambodia through the Tinh Bien or Moc Bai borders.
Not sure if thats enough information! On the way through to Vietnam we are doing BKK-SR-PP-KEP-PP then on to HCMC.
#3 torilou has been a member since 6/6/2010. Posts: 25
First of all I would recommend you to travel onwards after Kep instead of going back to PP before going to HCMC.
From Kep you can easily cross the border to Ha Tien.
From there you'll have the option of going to Phu Quoc (for beach visit) or continue to Can Tho which is in the middle of Mekong Delta.
Then on to HCMC. That will save you a lot of travel time backtracking within both cambodia and vietnam.
I thought you were looking for alternatives on the way back to BKK?
You can get back to BKK from Cambodia in a day but those are long bustrips. Unless you fly of course but then the whole question doesn't make sense.
I personally don't like the town of SHV but it appeals to low budget backpackers looking for cheap beachlife and parties. However, Otres, Ream and the islands (all just outside SHV) have some great beaches with a real getaway feeling to it and those are very quiet. Info can be found on the forum.
Thank you for all your information. Its much appreciated. We had actually asked someone before about travelling back to PP to HCMC, that is what they recommended, but we will definitely look into the alternative. It sure does make sense!
As we aren't low budget backpackers I'll have a look into the quieter beaches you mentioned in and around SHV. Im sure one of them will appeal. Everywhere looks beautiful, I've found it tough trying to narrow everything down!
Thanks again for all your help
#5 torilou has been a member since 6/6/2010. Posts: 25