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Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Posted by anthony on 17/11/2006 at 14:06

What are the best ways to get from Phnom to Siem Reap. I understand there is a bus and a boat. Which is the preferable way to travel,


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Posted by wolfman on 17/11/2006 at 15:57

boat is more scenic and quite comfy-even on the roof. bus is abit dull-but cheaper. it´s all up to you.


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Posted by skinnylatte on 23/11/2006 at 12:54

I found the bus to be a better option. We went by "luxury bus" on the Mekong Express — snacks and drink and toilet and steward on board — took 5 hours, cost only US$5.

My friends went by boat and looks like it's a hit or miss. If the river is too dry, the boat is too packed, etc, you're plain out of luck. It also costs something like US$25. I know someone whose boat was stuck in the riverbed on a dry day and the trip ended up taking more than 10 hours.

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Posted by jhoebergen on 18/12/2006 at 11:48

we came yesterday by boat from Siem Reap. the water is high so there are no problems travelling. is cost $25 incl. pick up. it took about 5 hours and the scenery we saw from the roof was beautiful.

good luck and enjoy your time.

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Posted by GCF on 26/12/2006 at 14:05


I went to the Mekong Express office and they were charging $10 from Phnom Phen to Siem Reap.

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