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Botum Sakor National Park destroyed

Posted by gregmccann1 on 22/6/2014 at 22:38

A Chinese developer has clear-cut 45,000 hectares of Botum Sakor National Park down in Koh Kong and evicted all families living there. I know a guy who lives down that way and he estimates about 80 wild elephants have been rendered homeless as a result of this project, and they are now coming into conflict with humans. It's sad that the original vision of preserving this area as a site of natural heritage of virgin jungle on the coast with wild beaches has been sold to a Chinese developer that ...

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Taxi share August 4th to Siem Reap

Posted by Pilar813 on 1/6/2014 at 12:54

Hey everyone! This is my second trip to Thailand and Cambodia, first was 8 years ago, this one is for my honeymoon! Me and my husband are arriving in Bangkok early on the 3rd August, and on the 4th want to go to Cambodia. We were thinking of possibly leaving on a bus later in the eve to save money, and just staying on the border in Aranyaprathet, but if there was anyone who was wanting to share a taxi with us to save costs that would be great as to possibly drive all the way to Siem Reap ! ...

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Bringing a motorbike to the islands?

Posted by cbg0927 on 3/6/2014 at 20:08

I'll be traveling Cambodia by bike and would love to see a couple of the Cambodian islands (Rong, Rong Saloem, perhaps Takiev). Could anyone suggest what I oughta do with my bike? Could I bring it across to the islands? Should I try and leave it somewhere in Sihanoukville? (yikes) ...

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Travel gear in Phnom Penh

Posted by dirty on 5/6/2014 at 00:05

Hi, Wondering where I can find a microfiber bath towel and other travel gear in Phnom Penh. Thank you ...

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Finding Accommadation in rural areas

Posted by juzzywuzzy on 9/6/2014 at 23:43

Hey guys, I'm heading to Cambodia/Thailand in October this year. I'm planning on riding a push bike from somewhere near the border of Thailand/Cambodian to a destination on the South Eastern Coast of Thailand (approx. 300kms) Undecided on exact starting and finishing points yet ! Well this trek is going to take me 2-3 days (more likely 2 days) so I need find somewhere to stay overnight but i'm really struggling to find any accommodation in rural country quieter areas of Thailand. I have heard th ...

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Anyone with experience getting drugs in cambodia?

Posted by Bocomo on 24/5/2009 at 08:12

I was interested to find out if anyone has experience with buying drugs in Cambodia, prices and ease of buying ...

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New Virachey trek

Posted by gregmccann1 on 20/2/2014 at 09:25

I recently completed my 5th trek in Virachey NP and Park Ranger Sou Soukern and I (info in the link provided below) have charted out a new path. In this new route (and this is for the 6-night/7-day Veal Thom Grasslands trek) you'll pass through Veal Thom when you arrive there but you'll camp out in the northern forests at a gorgeous waterfall/swimming hole (photos in the link) called D'dar Poom Chop. It should not add any time -or possibly just one day- to your trek, but it will take you to a tr ...

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Is Phnom Penh worth the effort at the end of a long trip?

Posted by baza on 2/6/2014 at 20:24

We are taking our 4 children from NZ on a 19 day trip starting in Vietnam going from Sapa, Halong Bay & Hanoi through Hue and Hoi an down to the Mekong Delta. We then fly across to Siem Reap (to see Angkor Wat etc) from Ho Chi Minh city before heading back to NZ. My husband now wants to see Phnom Penh (just for a day he says!) as well as going to Siem Reap (which we have already booked to do). Our children are likely to be getting tired of travelling by this point and I ha ...

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Mekong Discovery Trail - Stung Treng - Kratie

Posted by sjale4 on 6/10/2011 at 12:41

Hi, I have been trying to acess the website - www.mekongdiscoverytrail.com to find out a little bit more information on this cycle/trek. However the website seems to have been closed down and i cannot find any information on this. I was wondering if anyone has any information, or has done this themselves. We are planning on cycling the 190km trail over 3-4 days in december 2011. Any info would be a great help Thanks! ...

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Battambang - Pailin - Trat

Posted by sipace on 1/4/2014 at 04:57

is it doable in a single day and how long would it take in early May? Information on this is quite old and we're looking for fresh info. I understand we need to take a shared taxi to Pailin border crossing and then continue to Chantaburi in order to get a bus to Trat. Is there any faster way (taxi) from Pailin to Trat? Any recommendations for a taxi? Thanks! ...

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PHNOM PENH THINGS TO DO

Posted by charlottem92 on 20/5/2014 at 11:09

Any suggestions about what to do/see in Phnom Penh? And how long to spend there? I love Southeast-Asian cities, but I can't find a lot of information on Cambodia's capital. I know it isn't anything like Bangkok, but still. Is there some kind of 'khao san road' there (or just a place to meet fellow, young backpackers). Are there markets worth exploring? Off the beaten path things to do? Daytrips? I'm planning on staying two nights (too short?) but can easily extend my stay. Thanks for the feedba ...

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Viewed 1,955 times, with 7 replies. Last reply by MADMAC on 21/5/2014 at 20:49

PHNOM KULEN

Posted by charlottem92 on 20/5/2014 at 11:07

Anyone who has visited Phnom Kulen, is it worth it? Can I get there on my own, or do I need to join a group? Any good tours anyone can recommend then? THANK YOU Charlotte. ...

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sihanoukville garbage dump

Posted by jonkup on 17/5/2014 at 12:50

does any one know of the dump in the area of sihanoukville?i heard that there were people living and scavenging at it.i want to learn more of the situation there. ...

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Viewed 1,913 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by phuphum on 17/5/2014 at 19:35

Dengue in Cambodia

Posted by Geer1 on 2/5/2014 at 23:28

Some guy just made a post asking what to do if he gets Dengue in Cambodia but for some reason it was deleted while I was replying. I don't feel like wasting my reply so here it is. Wear long pants, long shirts and use mosquito spray if you are noticing mosquitos. Pay attention and ask if Dengue is epidemic at the moment and if it is be extra cautious on avoiding mosquitos. If they say it is safe at the moment still exercise caution as it is always possible. If you come down with a high fever g ...

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Viewed 1,652 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by somtam2000 on 2/5/2014 at 23:43

Does Oddar Meanchey Province have any temples?

Posted by ThaiStick on 23/4/2014 at 04:17

I met some villagers. They said there is an ancient temple in Oddar Meanchey.I tried digging up some research on the net and I cannot find any information on temples in Oddar Meanchey. But the villagers swear that there is a small one in Oddar Meanchey. Soom juoy Knom pong. . ...

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Viewed 1,144 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by LeonardCohen1 on 2/5/2014 at 11:42

Anyone been to an Apsara dinner dance show in Siem Reap

Posted by lennybruce on 31/7/2008 at 16:42

Want to see one of these shows on my next trip back in Sept. Unfortunately I can't go when the annual sound and light show is held at Angkor Wat itself so I figured I would try one of the many dinner dance shows on offer. Has anyone been to one? Which one? Was it nice or tacky? Thanks for the info! ...

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Viewed 9,341 times, with 14 replies. Last reply by AbigailatPenhandInk on 2/5/2014 at 06:51

Phnom Penh Airport to Hotel Options & Siem Reap to Southern Laos options

Posted by laos20140469 on 25/4/2014 at 06:29

Hello all, New member here and first time visiting Laos and Cambodia. Will post this thread in both forums as they relate to both areas. Pls can anyone advise best/safest/cheapest way to get from airport to hotel? I've read there is a prepay system for either taxi or tuk tuk - are these drivers quite safe to use or would I be better booking a hotel pick-up. Also accommodation for first night or so - around £10 - £15 a night - safe and central, but not too noisy - single room? Pl ...

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Viewed 1,525 times, with 2 replies. Last reply by AbigailatPenhandInk on 29/4/2014 at 01:13

Meet people in Siem Reap.

Posted by Lorena86 on 30/3/2014 at 12:03

Hi, I am a girl in my late twenties, and will be traveling alone to Thailand-Cambodia on early June. For the first leg of my trip I am thinking on staying on Siem Reap for a week or so, visiting temples, daytrips, etc. Any recommendations on a guesthouse/hotel that will allow me to meet people? I don't want to stay in a 20+ bed hostel, but I also don't want to stay on a place where I won't meet anybody, or a place for couples&families. Thanks in advance!! ...

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What to do in the south?

Posted by Yorkshire_Kiwi on 10/4/2014 at 20:57

We're staying in Sihanoukville for 5 nights over the New Year then have 9 days before we go over the border to Vietnam. Could anyone suggest the best places to visit for this amount of time? We're wanting to see Kampot and Kep but is there enough to keep us occupied there? ...

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Viewed 1,681 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by Yorkshire_Kiwi on 23/4/2014 at 19:59

Malaria in Cambodia

Posted by heytoki on 2/4/2014 at 04:05

Hi, Probably there is already a post talking about Malaria in Cambodia, however i couldnt find anything. I am going to Cambodia in two weeks to spend 18 days. I have been just advised my doctor that all throughout Cambodia there is risk of Malaria (apart from Phon Phem and Angkor). I know that it is my decisison to take the tablets or not but, is Cambodia a really high risk country for Malaria? In two weeks i will be going from Phon Phem to Koh Rong and then Siemp Reap. Would you take the ...

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Viewed 5,177 times, with 10 replies. Last reply by ThaiStick on 23/4/2014 at 04:11


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