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Who is a good tuk tuk driver or guide in Siem Reap? Sticky!

Posted by somtam2000 on 13/1/2010 at 12:38

Hi all, Myself and my husband had a wicked day in Angkor and had a lovely, reliable tuk tuk driver. He was at our beck and call all day and even drove us to the airport at the end of the day too as part of the price. We paid $15 and he picked us up at 7.30am and took us to the airport at 7.30pm. If you want to pre-book him, his name is Saron and his email address is Enjoy! ...

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Weed in Cambodia ?

Posted by Gordon_M on 12/7/2006 at 19:43

Hi all, i know this may seem odd and to most stupid but i was reading an article(i have it in my faves somewhere) about smoking weed in cambodia, the women writing the article was saying how relaxed it used to be, that you could go to a market in siem reap and at the back theres a woman selling herbs and so on but she also sells weed. I was wondering how easy it is to get a bit for a smoke, how dangerous it is actually buying it and the quality, also i heard about a pizza place where you ca ord ...

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Remote Cambodian-Thai Border Temples

Posted by somtam2000 on 7/7/2019 at 00:37

Travelfish member rjhintz has just posted a trip report with pics for some of the more remote Cambodian-Thai border temples. If you're looking for something a little more out of the way, the report is well worth a read. ...

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13 days in Cambodia and Northern Vietnam- Itinerary Help

Posted by Howparlaw on 16/5/2019 at 20:30

We are traveling to Northern Vietnam and Cambodia for 13 days, arriving in Hanoi on Dec 26 and departing Phnom Penh on Jan 7. We are planning to spend the first 6 or 7 days in Northern Vietnam (Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Sapa, Halong Bay ?) and the last 6 or 7 days in Cambodia (Siem Reap, Battambang, Phnom Penh? ). We prefer to spend some time in rural areas, as well as in the cities, and would like to experience local customs and food. Probably want to be in Hanoi for New Year's Eve, but ...

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Prek Chek/Xa Xia border

Posted by fondo on 27/5/2019 at 09:30

Does anyone have a realistic estimate of the distance between these Cambodian and Vietnamese border posts? I was thinking of walking but the more I search the longer it gets! ...

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Kampong or Can Tho or somewhere in between?

Posted by sharontreloar on 25/5/2019 at 04:34

In late September my family of 4 (2 x teen girls and 2 x 50 year olds) are travelling south from Siem Reap (via Battambang & Phnom Penh) to Kampot for 3 nights. We’ve got 2 days to get from Kampot to Saigon before flying home. QUESTION: Should we shorten our stay in Kampong then head to Can Tho for a couple of nights before heading to Saigon (we are interested in the Mekong Delta area, but never been there)? OR Stay an extra night each in Kampong and PP? OR Is there somewhere r ...

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Cambodia Angkor Air the worst airline ever

Posted by fairall on 6/3/2019 at 09:39

I recently booked a flight with Cambodia Angkor Air CAA from Saigon to Phnom Penh and I paid $150 for the 1 hour flight with a 20kg luggage allowance, or so I thought. At the airport the CAA desk was open and the flight clerks were there but they kept us waiting standing for another 30 minutes. When I got served some officious little supervisor told me that we were only allowed 1 checked in piece of luggage, so I must take my 2 backpacks weighing a max of 12 kg to a wrapping machine to ...

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3 Nights at what beach...w/teenagers?Help?Is the beach a must do?

Posted by Badoolah on 1/3/2019 at 01:21

Hello We want to spend 3 nights end of December 2019 at the beach. We do not like garbage or crowds. I've looked at many sites but would greatly appreciate the inside scoop. Is the beach a "must" or should we spend out time elsewhere? We would be coming from Tatai. Many thanks is advance. A ...

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Angor Wat

Posted by ourdub on 27/2/2019 at 20:16

With all the talk about big crowds at Angor Wat I'd like to share our experience there this past February at what should be high season. We stayed at a lovely Air Bnb called Treetops just outside of the downtown area in a typical quiet Siem Reap neighborhood where the soft sound of bells and monks chanting and birds chirping was our musical atmosphere. Or hosts there, Christy and Sock helped us to have a great experience both at Angor Wat and at other unique places nearby. They are generou ...

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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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Scooter rental in Siem Reap

Posted by mtnmichelle on 3/2/2019 at 11:50

Hey all just wanted to write up our experience renting scooters in Siem Reap and driving around Angkor Wat. We got Scoopy i scooters from Pear Heng Rental, across the street from the Sokax gas station on route 56 in the middle of town. We were able to give a copy of our passport and a $100 deposit that covered two bikes for two days for $13/day/bike. The bikes were in good condition, all lights functioned, good brakes and tires, working horn and gas gauge. The only thing not working was th ...

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Motorcycle hire Cambodia

Posted by 622billy on 22/1/2019 at 12:00

Friends and I are planning a motorcycle tour in SE Asia next year and fancy Cambodia this time as none of us have been. We are ideally looking for motorcycle 500cc + to rent for self-guided tours. Anyone any knowledge? ...

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Getting around

Posted by Junebug1972 on 8/1/2019 at 01:50

I’ll be in Phnom Penh in late February and from there will be travelling to other parts of Cambodia. Do I need to book transport like buses etc ahead of time or would I be able to book short notice there? ...

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Siem Reap

Posted by Knitgrl2 on 30/11/2018 at 12:24

We have 3 nights in Siem Reap. Planning to have a guide for Angkor Wat and visit with a family. Thinking about going to Prek Toal, but my daughter doesn't much like birds. Is it a must see? Any other thoughts for our short time there. Thanks in advance for any thoughts. ...

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Kampong Chnang to Kampong Thom

Posted by lynnelow on 12/12/2018 at 06:12

Hi i just arrived here and enjoying it. I WAS GOING TO CARRY ON TO Battambang.. I like that place and I have been before. I am thinking of changing my mind and going to Kampong Thom next. Is this possible by public transport and then from kampong Thom to Siem Reap... i am flying out there.. any ideas please... ...

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Southern Cambodia

Posted by lillybean on 27/11/2018 at 21:15

We are traveling for 6 months and our 2 college kids are joining us in Cambodia and Laos for 3 weeks in Dec-Jan. We wanted to have a relaxing hiatus in southern Cambodia over New Years. We were thinking Koh Rong but the hotel we had booked cancelled our reservation (apparently they closed). I am now wondering if we even want to go to that area with the reviews I’m reading. Any advice for a relaxing couple days before we head to Laos would be appreciated. Thanks! Lillian ...

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Chi Phat?

Posted by Bunnytjah on 9/9/2018 at 11:04

Hi guys! Has anybody been to Chi Phat lately? Would you recommend it? The whole ecotourism concept looks really great, but when you start reading reviews it would appear that the organisation behind it tends to neglect the project organizationally and is forgetting about the community.. We would love to visit and support a project like this, but we don't fancy another brush with a NGO mafia situation.. Lot's of love! ...

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Elections what is affected

Posted by Louise73 on 22/7/2018 at 10:26

Hey I was looking to be in Siem Reap July 28-30 (bus to Bangkok July 31). I want to go to Angkor wat for 2 days and 1 day for floating markets. Been advised to check on opening hours due to election. I can't seem to find official site for the temples with opening hours. Does anyone know if the election is going to affect opening hours for the above ? If so i can cut time at beach and be there july 26-28 and then get bus to Bangkok July 29 presuming land crossing will be operating on ...

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Ordinary visa

Posted by ruthytunes on 3/6/2018 at 11:45

Is it possible to acquire an ordinary (EG) visa on arrival in Cambodia? We will plan to be in Cambodia for more than 30 days (more likely towards three months) and may look for work to help tide us over while there, so a regular 30 day tourist visa wouldn't be appropriate. ...

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Ecotourism in Virachey National Park now closed for good

Posted by gregmccann1 on 24/6/2018 at 10:11

As someone who has advocated for Virachey NP for nearly 10 years and helped promote ecotourism in the Park during that time, it saddens me to inform you all that there were be no more ecotourism in the Park anymore. It's done, over. That is what I have been told. The Park rangers, who are all poorly paid, will be losing out on extra income, and many of Brao and Kavet higlanders who live along the park's buffer zone near Sesan River used to earn some decent extra cash as guides and porters and ca ...

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