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PP to SR: bus vs. boat

Posted by EmBees on 15/12/2008 at 08:06

Wondering if folks have opinions on whether it was better to take the bus or the boat from Phenom Penh to Siem Reap? And/or where I should look for more info on what the boat option is like. I think I'll be taking a slow boat from Chau Doc to PP - are those to SR similar?

Thanks!

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Posted by somtam2000 on 16/12/2008 at 10:02 admin

The boat trip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is scenic at the start and the end -- the middle is pretty boring. If the weather is good I'd sit on the roof, with a big fat hat and a litre of sunscreen -- I'd avoid sitting downstairs if possible. If it's raining, catch the bus.

Most tend to do it once, and the bus thereafter. The bus is cheaper and faster.

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Posted by jungleland on 16/12/2008 at 10:37

Agree on the P.P. -S.R. trip, it's a rip off. The boat(s) trip between C.D. and P.P. is much more picturesque and enjoyable, just six other folk on board when i last did it, take some snacks and drink.

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Posted by Apoloplaza on 11/1/2009 at 20:07

I want to go to PP by baot. Is it good or not?

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