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20 Questions on Siem Reap

Posted by mindy on 19/4/2009 at 09:35

Ok, so 20 is a bit of an exaggeration but I do have quite a few. I'm heading to Vietnam for a trip through my university and when everyone else heads back to the USA I'm going to go to Cambodia - I refuse to fly to SE Asia and not see Angkor Wat. I'll be traveling from Ho Chi Minh to Siam Reap, ideally I'd like to take a bus but the travel agent advised against it. From what I've read the trip sounds safe so I think she might just be the unadventurous type that doesn't travel well with ...

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Siem Reap Neighborhoods

Posted by dmandel on 26/2/2009 at 06:26

I'm going to Siem Reap for the first time in early April and I am wondering what part of town to stay in. I've read the reviews of guest houses here and in several travel books, and it seems like there are various neighborhoods to stay in. If I am looking for an area that is pleasant and quiet but not too far out of the way, what would you recommend? I am in the $20 - $25 USD guesthouse range. Thanks. ...

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Bangkok to Siem Reap taxi share from poipet

Posted by johickman on 28/4/2009 at 15:10

Short notice, but I'm taking the bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap tomorrow morning (April 29); looking for someone to share a taxi from Poipet to Siem Reap. Trying to leave early (by around 7:30 or so). ...

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Picking ONE Cambodian Island only

Posted by Intrepid82 on 24/4/2009 at 12:34

With time to visit only one island in Cambodia - what would you recommend?! NOT wanting anywhere that is expensive, hard to get to, or over-run with tourists....definitely looking for a chilled out getwaway. If I cant find this then I am inclined not to even bother going that far south - so any advice would be great! Cheers ...

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Chumkriel Language School Kampot

Posted by sybille47 on 11/9/2008 at 15:53

I am thinking of doing some volunteer english teaching at that school. I would be interested in hearing from people who have been there, for how long, and where did you stay? ...

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Siem Reap - current prices for good guide and driver

Posted by basejump on 20/3/2009 at 16:54

hi can we have some post about current prices for good english speaking guides and air con car is $25 per day reasonable for the guide. for the car, we have been quoted $45 for Kbal Spean, Banteay Srei & Taprom. and $30 for Angkor ...

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Cheapest flights from London to Cambodia

Posted by remf on 23/4/2009 at 17:26

Hi all, Been doing a bit of shopping about, but struggling to find deals at the moment. I'm going to be travelling in July - August this year - and whilst I appreciate this is 'peak' season for most airlines, I'm wondering if anyone has found good deals in the past. So far, the cheapest I can find is with Malaysian Airlines at over £800! Any help/ideas appreacited. ...

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Siem Riep TO Poipet by bus or taxi?

Posted by gaberhodes on 18/4/2009 at 14:22

I know about the well-documented scam bus coming from BKK to Siem Riep. But what about the other direction? Is it worth paying the xtra money for 2 people in a taxi? Or has the recent experience going back to Bangkok on the scam buses improved? Any advice greatly appreciated. ...

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Daytrips to Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre - Betelnut Tours

Posted by betelnuttours on 1/5/2008 at 14:31

Betelnut Tours #23b St 93 - Lakeside (@Lazy Gecko Cafe) Tel 012619924 email website Betelnut Tours conducts daytrips to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre. The day is inclusive of a guided tour of the centre, lunch and some special behind the scenes access with the elephants and tigers. The centre houses over eighty species of indigenous wildlife including gibbons, sunbears, asiatic black bears, leopards and the critically endangered el ...

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Siem Reap to Kompong Cham

Posted by DShearer86 on 20/4/2009 at 18:41

Hi all. Just wondering if you can get a bus from Siem Reap to Kompong Cham?I know you can via Phnom Phen but idealy We're looking for a more direct route. We're flying from Phnom Phen to BKK so we can get a 30 day visa, so seems a bit illogical to bus from SR to PP to KC, just to go back to PP. We're crossing into Cambodia at Piopet hence begining from SR. Any advice about what KC is like is greatly appreciated too!! I've heard it's similar to PP but less busy, which sounds pretty nice... ...

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Siem Reap to Ko Chang - May 4th, anyone??

Posted by keno on 8/4/2009 at 00:07

Hey all, Just wondering if there is anybody out there who's looking to go to Ko Chang , Thailand from Siem Reap on Monday, May 4th, 2009. The guesthouse my friend and I will be staying at in Ko Chang offers a private transfer service from Siem Reap to Ko Chang -- there's a car (for 2 people, 8,500 Baht) or a mini-bus (up to 8 people, 10,000B), all taxes included, pay on arrival in Ko Chang. Hiring the car is too expensive for us but we thought if we could find enough people to fill ( ...

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Itinerary ideas

Posted by Joshq on 5/4/2009 at 16:40

Hey guys I am currently booking my trip and have hit a dead end with organising my cambodian leg of the trip. Basically, I am going to be coming from Bangkok in early-mid july on my way overland to HCMC. I will have about 2 weeks to get to Vietnam. Firstly - is it possible? I know it's not a huge amount of time... any ideas and advice would be great ...

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La Residence d'Angkor

Posted by pacific2pete on 5/4/2009 at 01:08

If you have stayed here recently, would love to hear about it, and whether it is suitable for a family of four (two young teens). Thank you! ...

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Khmer New Year

Posted by Stigron on 15/2/2009 at 08:48

We're travelling to VietNam and Cambodia from 10 April to 26 April. We have been told that Cambodia " shuts Down" during the new year celbrations 14,15 & 16 and that accomodation and transport is difficult. Can anyone shed some light on this TIA ...

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Southern Cambodia beaches and travel

Posted by forever_stoked on 29/3/2009 at 17:27

heading that way soon. leave BKK for PP tomorrow, spend a few days around Siem Reap, then headed south. is travel fairly cheap to get to southern cambodia? also wondering about the beaches down there? any recommendations are welcome, we've been in Thailand for a month and are looking forward to Cambodia. cheers ...

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Taxi share? Siem reap - poipet

Posted by janda on 25/3/2009 at 14:39

Hi 2 of us are taking a taxi tomorrow 26/3/09 around half 7 from siem reap to poipet and looking for someone to share with. Our hotel has priced us $32 Anyone interested please email asap! ...

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ATMs to get US dollars

Posted by basejump on 21/3/2009 at 12:36

I have noticed that there are ATMs in Siem Reap which issue US$; this seems like a good way to access cash at the best exchange rate of the day assuming your issuing bank doesn't flog you too much for using an overseas ATM (and assuming you are not from the states in which case the exchange rate is not an issue) ...

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Posted by kato1940 on 16/1/2009 at 11:53

A CANADIAN AID WORKER LEFT HIS GROUP WENT TO AN ATM AND WAS CLUBBED IN THE HEAD RIDING AWAY ON HIS MOTOR CYCLE,ROBBED, stripped of his clothing and left in the ditch . He died a c ouple of days later. Be carefull being alone ...

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Great Budget Hotel in Siem Reap

Posted by Khushi on 19/3/2009 at 11:56

Just returned from a trip to Cambodia. Stayed at a really great guest house in Siem Reap called Five Star Anchor Villa , which has recently come under new management. Phil and Harry , the two Brits who now run it are extremely helpful and friendly....which was a great help since I was travelling with elderly parent.s Five Star Ankor Villa guest house ( ) has nice rooms, good location and a very lively restaurant / pub at street level. They will also arrange tours and ...

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5 Weeks to travel - Cambodia or Cambodia/Laos

Posted by damos68 on 27/2/2009 at 15:34

Hey everyone flying to Cambodia in April for 5 weeks and just wondering how I should spend my time. That is should I just explore Cambodia or should I try and spend some time in Laos. I can always come back to Laos at some time in the near future, so would it be worthwhile just focusing on Cambodia or is 5 weeks too long? I have checked the suggested itineraries already so have a pretty good idea of where to go and what to see. Just thinking of the time. All suggestions appreciated. ...

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