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Angkor gets slated

Posted by sayadian on 29/8/2009 at 15:00

ANGKOR, CAMBODIA THE BUILD-UP Angkor boasts some of the most jaw-dropping Buddhist monuments in Southeast Asia. The dozens of spectacular temples here are crowned by the peerless Angkor Wat – the site’s largest monument – in a memorably atmospheric setting among gnarled jungles and glass-like paddy fields. THE REALITY Unfortunately, there’s no escaping the crowds here. The days when Angkor was a remote and challenging destination are sadly long gone. The temples are now firmly ...

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Route Suggestion

Posted by cdnexplorer on 4/9/2009 at 07:59

I'll be travelling Cambodia in early 2010, and while drawing up some rough itineraries my fellow traveller and I have a discrepency between our two routes. We will be heading from Bangkok to Koh Chang, and from there making our way to northwestern Cambodia. Route 1: -Ko Chang to Chanthanburi -Chanthanburi to Ban Pakard, crossing the border at Psar Pruhm -share taxi to Battambang -Battambang to Siem Reap via Tonle Sap -Siem Reap to Phnom Penh Route 2: -Koh Chang to Poipet borde ...

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Viewed 2,284 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by somtam2000 on 4/9/2009 at 12:31

best indian food and 100 % halal food in phnom pehn* The kabab shop* street no. 104

Posted by manbir on 3/9/2009 at 13:58

hi every body first of all welcome 2 cambodia i m runing a kabab shop i phnom phen and also have indian food . best location in phnom phen full street have bars most populr bares are in my street and also a nice view of mekong river u can enjoy every type of kabab and indian pakestani and napelis food in my place.manbir singh ...

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angkor festival

Posted by soQQuadro on 2/9/2009 at 06:24

HI! anyone here knows when is going to be this year??!! ;* ...

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itinerary for comments!

Posted by xhai on 31/8/2009 at 14:57

hi everyone am headed to siem reap in two days' time and am thinking of the following itinerary: Day 1: Land in airport about 12pm, check-in at golden temple villa, head to south gate of angkor thom and central angkor thom (bayon, tarrace of the elephants, leper king). Phnom Bakheng for sunset. Day 2: angkor wat for sunrise, ta phrom, pre nup, banteay srey (maybe). Rolous group after lunch. Day 3: tonle sap for morning, siem reap town after lunch. Day 4: Travel to Phnom Penh. I w ...

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The Villa Siem Reap (package...)

Posted by smash on 31/8/2009 at 17:34

Hey all, I was recommended this place by a friend who stayed there earlier this year. She raved about it. I found this five-night package at US$215pp (plus US$40 each for the three-day pass) on their website and think it looks like really good value plus it hits what we want to hit: http://www.thevillasiemreap.com/packages_5nsupervalue.htm What are some of the experts thoughts? Love the idea of having a reliable guide organized and it does sound like a good operation. Is there a massive ...

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Any advice on entering thailand from ko kong

Posted by mrkarlholland on 6/3/2008 at 19:51

Hi im going to be travelling from siem reap to phnom penh then back to thailand so was thinking of heading to sihanoukville then to ko kong and back into thailand. Has anyone got any advice or info on sihanoukville or ko kong and what is the border crossing like? heading to ko kut and ko chang after ( i know this is cambodia forum but any opinions on these places aswell would be appreciated) Thanks ...

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Bangkok to Siem Reap

Posted by 4tindoors on 30/8/2009 at 10:06

What is the best route from Bangkok to Siem Reap ? Bangkok airlines is $300 and I refuse to go this route. I have read http://www.travelfish.org/feature/71 Has anyone traveled to Siem Reap post 2009?? Please indicate the route chosen and the total cost/travel time. The bus trip from Bangkok to Siem Reap seems difficult. Would it be better to fly to Phnom Pehn with Air Asia ($40) then travel to Siem Reap by bus (6 hours)? Even if it would be just to avoid the scams?? Please advise. ...

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Viewed 3,407 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 30/8/2009 at 12:04

scam warning for Stung Treng

Posted by tazgirl on 4/7/2009 at 10:06

I just came across the border from Laos into Cambodia, stopping for a night in Stung Treng . There aren't many places to get travel advice in ST, so when a Mr Kosal said he could sell me a ticket to Siem Reap via Khompong Cham for $25, I took him up on it. But then it turned out that his "friend" who made the booking had made it from Phnom Penh to SR, so then I had to pay the extra to get from KC to PP ($5). I was aware I was being scammed, but didn't have much choice. I was told that the " ...

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fcc phnom pehn: given the price, not impressed

Posted by hopingtoremainanonymous on 20/8/2008 at 06:17

Aug 2008 It's a good location and the room itself was modern, comfortable, with large windows and spacious, the cost and level of service of this FCC was thoroughly disappointing. For $50 a night in Phnom Penh, the staff accidentally sent luggage to Sihanoukville, didn't spray down the rooms or put up bed nets, didn't change burnt out light bulbs or deliver breakfast as requested. The dinner at the FCC was also less than impressive for the prices paid. I wouldn't stay here again. ...

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Viewed 4,064 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by SteinOfOrange on 27/8/2009 at 13:33

Kampot updated

Posted by somtam2000 on 27/8/2009 at 11:51

I've just finished the update for Kampot in southern Cambodia, so there's a new google map, a bunch of new places to stay and eat and so on. Kep is on the way. ...

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angkor watt from thailand

Posted by halongbay07 on 17/3/2009 at 23:33

hi, im planning a 3 week trip around thailand in september and would really like to take time out to visit angkor watt. does anyone know the best way to do this from thailand and how much time i would need for travelling etc. thanks! Ben. ...

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traveling by bus in cambodia

Posted by sinstone on 16/8/2009 at 20:54

is it safe to book a bus with my GHes? any scams exist here? any companies preferred over others? signed, a guy who got robbed in thailand ...

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Viewed 2,355 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by sayadian on 25/8/2009 at 16:01

And another trip itinerary for review...

Posted by Lawoat on 25/8/2009 at 14:12

Hi All, After spending some time on the forum and winning a Travelfish T-Shirt which I will wear with pride, you can find my itinerary below. 11/nov Brussel - Bangkok 12/nov Bangkok - Saigon 13/nov Saigon 14/nov Saigon 15/nov Saigon - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho 16/nov Can Tho - Cai Rang - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc 17/nov Chau Doc - Phnom Penh 18/nov Phnom Penh 19/nov Phnom Penh 20/nov Pnom Penh - Sihanoukville 21/nov Sihanoukville/Kep 22/nov Sihanoukville/Kep 23/nov S ...

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Viewed 2,593 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by Lawoat on 25/8/2009 at 15:10

Cheapie Mobile?

Posted by piglet44 on 26/5/2009 at 01:09

Just discovered I can't use my mobile in Cambodia so is it possible to buy a cheapie phone and sim card in PP when we arrive? if so what would this cost (a simple one no fancy footwork required- just want to SMS my kids once in a while) thanks ...

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Viewed 3,319 times, with 5 replies. Last reply by Lother on 24/8/2009 at 15:45

vietnam visa, traveling without passport

Posted by sinstone on 20/8/2009 at 09:33

hey folks, i left my passport at the okay guesthouse to get my vietnam visa made. it will only be ready in a couple of days but i don't want to stay in phnom penh too long so i'm leaving tomorrow for kampot. is it safe to travel roads of cambodia without my passport on me (just my receipt for the visa)? will i run into any trouble? also, do you think it's safe to have my passport left somewhere for like a week. thanks so much! ...

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Koh Kong to Sihanoukville-update

Posted by TonyL on 24/8/2009 at 10:25

The Travelfish site giving the directions from Trat to Sihanoukville explains that the boat service from Koh Kong has been cancelled. However, it does not really suggest an alternative means of travel. Is there a bus from Koh Kong to S'ville and, if so, what is the frequency and journey time. If not, what are the alternatives?. Help!. ...

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Siem Reap. Angkor & Tonle Sap

Posted by BruceMoon on 7/8/2009 at 06:28

Over months, several prospective travellers have sought feedback on their itinerary, and when it comes to the Angkor ian Temples, it's sort of we must see them, but I'm planning only a day or two. The tragedy of this statement is that the prospective traveller is spending more time getting to/from Siem Reap than actually looking at this World Heritage masterpiece. I suggest people ought spend at a minimum, 4 FULL days at Siem Reap. The pass to get into the Angkorian Temples is issued ...

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Viewed 7,474 times, with 18 replies. Last reply by BruceMoon on 23/8/2009 at 10:53

the demise of sihanoukville

Posted by sayadian on 21/6/2009 at 20:56

Is anybody out there in Sihanoukville . I'd appreciate it if they could let me know the latest situation re: the beaches.Have there been anymore closures? I heard that Otres has been cleared and that Ocheateal would get the bulldozing treatment soon.The green fences will then go up and access denied.Very soon Sihanoukville will be a sea resort without a public beach,very sad for the guesthouses and vendors.Does anyone know the longterm plan for the town? Is it to be a casino resort for Asian to ...

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Cambodia Without Borders

Posted by withoutborders on 19/8/2009 at 02:01

Check out the video. Might help you see what there is to do in Cambodia as well as the food and culture. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy8alCD0gi0 ...

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