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Battambang to Chi Phat

Posted by mtnmichelle on 3/2/2019 at 07:15

Hey everyone. We’re wrapping up a visit to Angkor Wat in another day and was thinking of going to Battambang . We want to visit the CBET program at Chi Phat but I am having trouble figuring out how to get there from Battambang. Do we have to go all the way back to Phnom Penh? What would a suggested route from Battambang to Chi Phat be? Thanks for your suggestions and advice.

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Posted by amnicoll on 6/2/2019 at 11:47

unfortunately yes you need to go via PP if using public transport


From PP you catch a bus/van share taxi heading to Koh Kong and get off at Andung Teuk (before you cross the river) and from there get moto or take a boat (recommended)


If you want to do it in one day chose a bus company that serves both routes and has an afternoon bus from PP to Koh Kong

If you have time or a decent bike there are routes though the Cardamon mountains

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Posted by hubbabc on 16/9/2019 at 23:18

I have this same question about getting to Chi Phat. What did you end up doing? I see Rome2Rio suggests a taxi option for $45-60 . It looks like by car there may be other routes that bypass PP and may get to see more of the rural countryside. Did you find any opportunities in Battambang to recruit other possible passengers? The price seems very reasonable but it would be nice to share it.



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Posted by amnicoll on 17/9/2019 at 08:44

from where to where $45-60 seems very low

From Battambang you basically have two options via PP or

head by bus to Pursat and then depending on time of day to Pramaoy/Veal Veang or Ou Som and on to Koh Kong . You will need to overnight somewhere and share taxis are easy to find for these legs although best aim for earlyish morning starts

The road joins the main road about 15 klms from Koh Kong and whilst you could probably flag down a passing van/bus you might want to head to the bus station (or spend the night in Koh Kong) depending on time of day

Unlikely to find others in Battambang but share taxis are easy to use and find

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Posted by amnicoll on 17/9/2019 at 11:02

should have said this route through the cardamons is not so easy in the wet season as most of the roads are dirt (unless there has been recent upgrading)

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