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Siem Reap to Ko Chang, October

Posted by vallentine on 19/9/2009 at 14:44

I'm planning to travel from Siem Reap to Ko Chang mid-October, and would like to cross the border near Pailin as this seems the most direct route. Any update on the road between Battambang and Pailin- will it be passable in October?
Also, any recommendations where to make an overnight stop on this journey?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/9/2009 at 18:58 admin

As far as I know the road is still unsealed and the trip takes 3-4 hours -- in October I'd expect it to be closer to four hours. Once you've crossed the border, ask around for the casino minibus (carpark is a little down the road, on the left after walking over the border) that goes direct to Chanthaburi -- it is the quickest route.

If you wanted to overnight, both Chanthaburi and Trat are good for a night - I wouldn't bother with Pailin personally.

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Posted by vallentine on 4/10/2009 at 19:12

Great- think I'll head for Chanthaburi and see what the time is!
Many thanks

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Posted by thailand_asia on 5/10/2009 at 12:35

we took this trip last year, we travel from siem reap by boat to phnom penh and than by minibus to koh chang in thailand
Travel Report from Siem Reap to Koh Chang
enjoy your backpack traveling.

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