Couple in mid 30's planning a trip through Cambodia for a month in June/July 2015. Planning on doing few days in Siem Reap, few days in Phnom Penh, few days in Sihanoukville and spending a few weeks on the islands, mainly Koh Rong. We were wondering if anyone had any info on the effects of the weather on travel for this time of year. We'll be travelling everywhere by bus. Also, could anyone tell us what the islands are like in wet season? Still beautiful weather with the odd shower or dow ...
i'll arrive in cambodia ( sien reap i think ) from Bali on 18 or 19 july... then i'll have 1 month to travel around cambodia , laos ( maby birmania)... i don't know exactly where is better to "focus the attention"... i would like to see beautiful landscape and historical sites...
and maybe see some beautiful authentic places where people lives in their kind of way
Can you give me any help? thank you so much ...
How is usually the weather in Sihanoukville and on Ko Rong / Ko Rong Samloem in the second half of October? Still heavy rain and rough sea, not good for diving, or already the beginning of the dry season with only a few showers occassionally?
If you're considering a trip up to Sen Monorom, the following stories may be of interest regarding what sounds to be ongoing issues with elephants & vested interests there.
Interesting piece on the EVP and locals being offside with it. (2013)
This earlier piece by a travel blogger also worth a read - esp some of the comments: (2013)
and a followup piece on an elephant "trek" they did do. (2013)
Another piece by another travel blogger (2014)
And our piece on the centre, and el ...
I'm staying in Preah Vihear town and I was wondering if anyone went directly from here to the temple. For what I read in many related post, people came in organized tours from SR.
I was told in my hotel that there is not motorbike rental in town at the moment. And also, I don't know if the road is good enough for a non experience driver
The moto taxi is asking me more than 37$ for 100km, what I think it's a rip off and I'm not willing to pay.
Any comments are much appreciated. ...
Hello, I will be working in PP for 5 weeks starting Wednesday May 13-June17. I was hoping to find a travel buddy for a few weekend trips. I plan on Siam Reap and diving on the coast. I also have time after work to explore around PP.
I am an American Female who love culture, cuisine and new friends.
I will post my Cambodian cell once I arrive.
Please let me know if you are interested in meeting up or if you are coming through PP and need a friend. ...
this is my first posting on this forum so please be tolerant
if i'm not following any rules i'm not aware of!
my question is about how possible it will be to catch a bus to
sihanoukville from phnom penh in the late afternoon or what
alternatives i have in case i missed the last bus (taxi, shared taxi, minivan, etc)...
i'll be landing in saigon at the airport in the morning at around 7am
and then i hope to catch a bus to phnom penh at around 8-9am.
suppose i arrive in phnom penh at aro ...
If you plan to visit Siem Reap , don't miss the Bayon Pastry School Coffee Shop .
It's a vocational training in pastry for underprivileged youngwomen in Cambodia. Set up in 2014, by the BayonSchool NGO, the Pastry School strictlyselects and trains each year , for free,aroung 20 young women. The goal is to help them to find a stable and a wellpaid job at the end of the training in Siem Reap hotels and restaurant.To help to support the school, they created a coffe ...
I intend to get a 1 month business visa for Cambodia.
Once I arrive in Siem Reap I would like to extend it to a 6 month business visa in Siem Reap.
Can I do the extension at the Office for Foreign Aliens there? ( because doing it at travel offices in Siem Reap is quite costly)
If yes, how much is the cost?
How long will it take to get my 6 month visa extension?
What documents do I have to provide?
Do you have the address & phone number of the Office for Foreign Aliens in Si ...
I am planing a trip to Thailand and Cambodia for January and February 2016. We are looking for flashpacker to midrange guesthouses or hotels. I have looked around on Agoda and Booking.com and so many of my choices say "Not available for those dates." (ie; Kampot) I know it is high season but is it possible that these places are already booked up for next year? Is it necessary or advisable to make reservations ASAP? I traveled in Thailand many years ago and it was fine to arrive and jus ...
We are Flying into Bangkok in mid May. And were thinking of heading straight to Cambodia.We have 4 weeks but were thinking of heading straight to the beach for a week to unwind and relax. I have heard Koh Tonsay is a great place to relax but was wondering what the weather will be like in Mid May. Also what would be the best way to get there from Bangkok. Thanks for any Info.. ...
I will be traveling to cambodia in june spending 10 days in phnom penh, 1 week volunteering but 3 days after solo in phnom penh then going onto siem reap for 2 months at least then thinking of traveling onto vietnam then onto thailand any other 27yr olds out there travelling around this time.
Would love to meet some fun new people ...
Hi...I was wondering if any anyone knows of a boat that goes between these two islands since im planning on visiting both and it looks close on the map! I dont see a schedule of a ferry that goes between,,,is there local boats that make the run? or do you have to go back to shore to change islands? thanks for your help! Eliza ...
I wanted to summarise some recent events that have made travel within Cambodia much easier. These are launch of 3 new domestic airlines and a bus ticket booking website.
1. Domestic Airlines launched - Bayon Airlines, Bassaka Air and Apsara Air have been recently launched and Cambodia now has four domestic airlines including the existing Cambodia Angkor Air
Payment systems are a bit patchy (the last I checked they ...
Just a quick note to welcome Nicky Sullivan who'll be helping out with forum moderation and more particularly with your questions about Cambodia (and elsewhere!)
Nicky is based in Siem Reap and is a full time writer for Travelfish -- she wrote for us previously on a part time basis, took a break and is now back again.
Feel free to unleash those very tricky cambodia-related questions!
I am at a complete loss. I have just arrived in Siem Reap and I have no idea where to start. I have a main stream guide book on Cambodia, but it feels outdated (2012) and unclear. I have searched the web and Travelfish and I am at lost as too:
1. How many days? 3 or 5? i guess it is up to us, but we have the time. Is it worth getting the full pass?
2. Getting a tuk tuk. What are the on going rates. In my hotel i get a quote that just seems outrageous.
3. How to plan. What to see fi ...
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I arrive at Phnom penh airport at 1pm and was looking to go straight from the airport to the Killing fields and then to my accomodation, so that i can spend the next day exploring the city of Phnom Penh...is it possible to go from airport straight to killing fields any suggestions ...im looking at doing this to save going out to the killing fields the next day..
We are travelling to Cambodia next week (first time!) we'll be there for 23 days. We want to go trekking for 2-3 days in a national park, jungle... somewhere off the track. We heard about Chi Phat and some tour activities around there with ecotourism. Just wondering if anyone can recommend it? and know the prices? I have emailed them, but haven't got a reply yet.
or if you know any other good places for hiking trekking in Cambodia? We would like to find something around Siem Reap or in th ...