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4000 Islands to Siem Reap

Posted by angfonz on 13/8/2009 at 17:55

I figured this would be pretty simple to do, but from what I've been reading - it might just be the opposite. I had intended on going from Don Khone to Stung Treng , then on to Siem Reap directly, but I hear you cant do that?

Are there any particular routes that anyone would recommend?

Do I need to go to Stung Treng and then Kampong Cham and finally to Siem Reap, or is there a way to skip the Kampong Cham stop?

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Posted by chrispyrolls on 14/8/2009 at 03:59

you can easily buy a ticket on either Don Khone / Det to get to Siem Reap - it takes ages though if memory serves me i'm sure it was a day? Pans sold them for example and they have a nice minivan as well!

did you see this? https://www.travelfish.org/laos-border-crossings.php

the route will take you via ST, then Kratie, so probably Kampong Cham as well ... to PP then SR - altho this is just a guess on my part... it's likely to be a bus / van to Kratie, then change for PP, then change for SR ... again another wild assumption on my part

was about $30 i think...

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Posted by angfonz on 14/8/2009 at 07:22

Excuse my ignorance, but what do you mean by "Pans"?

A nicer minibuss seems pretty much the way to go for a day long journey, and I'd like to check it out.

Thanks~

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Posted by chrispyrolls on 15/8/2009 at 15:10

sorry - i mean Pans Guesthouse https://www.travelfish.org/accommodation_profile/laos/southern_laos/champasak/don_khon/all/3068

great food at this place too

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Posted by somtam2000 on 15/8/2009 at 15:14 admin

Have just updated the story on this -- you may want to give the following a read: https://www.travelfish.org/feature/84

Cheers

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Posted by angfonz on 16/8/2009 at 01:39

Any approximations on the travel time between Stung Trang and Kampong Cham? What about Kampong Cham to Siem Reap?

I wish I had realized all of this earlier. It seems to make more sense to go Kampong Cham - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap...but we have flights booked out of Phnom Penh at the end of our trip, so ending there is sort of a necessity.

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Posted by traveldoc77 on 2/9/2009 at 16:47

I am looking at going the other way - from Siem Reap to Si Phan don. Whilst I have read that I would need to go from Siem Reap To Kompong Cham and then onto Stung Treng , I cannot find any reference saying how long these two legs will take. Does anybody have a rough estimate? Is it possible to get form Siem Reap to Stung Treng in a day?

Seeing as Laos Airlines at the moment is not flying to Pakse(airport closed until sept 30) but is flying from Siem Reap To Savannakeht, is it quicker to fly there and then get a bus to pakse, and then onto the islands?
IT looks like it will be minimum 2 days either way - is that right?
Thanks

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