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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 saronotto@yahoo.com. Enjoy! ...

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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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big, modern , multi – Story hotels in Pnom Penh and Siem Reap

Posted by paulboop on 17/6/2018 at 02:38

We’re a large group so we’ll need nine rooms in big PnomPenh and Siem Reap hotels. Can someone give us the names of the big, modern , multi – Story hotels in Pnom Penh andSiem Reap? Thanks , Paul and Manirat ...

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Planning route

Posted by Louise73 on 3/4/2018 at 05:07

I am currently in India and was hoping to go to Cambodia for around 10-12 days before flying back here. I would have to fly to Bangkok from Delhi and then travel to Cambodia from there. Also on return i would have to fly back from.Bangkok to Calcutta so need to factor in these transfers in my time above. What I want from my trip is to see Angkor Wat and to focus on the local food, I would like to go to Kep or similar location for the fresh crab. So is it doable to visit for such short t ...

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Battambang or Sambor prei kuk

Posted by caroc on 25/11/2017 at 16:25

My next trip to Cambodia will be entering via Don Det in Laos and it seems that the usual route is into Siem Reap. I don't mind staying a night in SR but I am interested in seeing Battambang AND Sambor Prei Kuk before going down to Phnom Penh. Can anyone give advice on whether it is really worthwhile to do both, or have any recommendations for either/or. I can probably give about 6 to 8 days to see this region but don't want to waste too many days back and forth on buses. PS I have already bee ...

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E visa

Posted by amnicoll on 6/2/2018 at 06:19

Wow the new Cambodian evisa site is a revelation. In October it took 35 minutes to issue my evisa and today just 10 minutes. Unbelievable ...

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Advice re Siem Reap into Laos by bus or minivan

Posted by Lindsay88 on 4/2/2018 at 16:09

Hi My partner and I will be in Siem Reap next week and then plan to make our way up to Luang Prabang over the course of two weeks. What’s the most sensible way of getting from Siem Reap to southern Laos area? I understand there is one border crossing for internationals. If anyone knows the name of a good minivan company that will take us across the border that would be really awesome. If the routes vary after the border, I’d like to check out the 4000 islands rather than go straight ...

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Cambodian e-visa on the border with Laos

Posted by mashiko on 23/12/2017 at 15:25

According to https://www.evisa.gov.kh/news evisa is now available on the land border Tropaeng Kreal Border Post (Stung Treang) with Laos (since 12 December). They also inform that on the Dong Kralo (Stung Treng) crossing point evisa is still not accepted, which is a bit confusing as I thought those two crossing points are actually the same thing. Can anyone confirm that the service is up and running? That crossing point has been famous for a very annoying scams, would be nice if not save money, ...

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booking.com or just rock up for islands in late March?

Posted by spoonz on 2/1/2018 at 10:59

We are returning to Cambodia in March. Me, wife and 8 yr old daughter. I've been many times over the years but I know things have changed a lot. I really hate booking.com for the way it has changed travel but I know it can be hard to avoid sometimes. We used it last year in Thailand ( high season ) and really didn't like the way it fixed us into a plan because we had run past the cancellation period. Anyway, looking for a quiet island in Cambodia. So far I have my eyes on Lazy beach ( not on bo ...

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1 month in Cambodia with a 4 year old?

Posted by Ramalhoto on 26/12/2017 at 06:18

Hello, we are a family traveling for 4 months in South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand) from January till May. We are planning to stay 1 and half month in Vietnam and then towards Cambodia. Do you think is suitable to stay in Cambodia for 1 month with a 4-year-old? We want to travel slow, so we prefere to stay longer in just a few places and make day trips. What would you guys advise? Thanks a lot! ...

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