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Border crossing Xa Mat/Vietnam to Trapeang Phlong.

Posted by telias on 8/9/2007 at 02:45

can i get any information aboutany experiences Trapeang Phlong/Xa Mat crossing Cambodia /Vietnam.
Can I get from HCM to Xa Mat.

#1 telias has been a member since 8/9/2007. Posts: 2

Posted by CatBa on 13/9/2007 at 10:27

This is a very recently implemented border crossing for foreigners - locals have used it for eternity.

Given that the staff are new expect snafus, overbearing officialdom, detailed baggage checks, etc. NOTE that hours are about 07.30H through 17.00 - plus lengthy lunch breaks.

I also recommend you buy your Cambodian visa either on-line or through consulate in HCMC - the less hassles to deal with at the border.

There are buses HCMC >> Xa Mat OR you can catch a bus to Tay Ninh and onward to Tan Bien with a USD$1.00 trip to the border 15 kilometres distant. Journey time 4 - 5 hours.

#2 CatBa has been a member since 5/3/2007. Posts: 349

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