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Where to stay in Siem Reap? Should activities be booked ahead?

Posted by remsam on 8/11/2014 at 23:11

I am visiting Siem Reap for 5 nights next month with my mother and could really use some advice about where to stay and what to reserve ahead of time. My mom and I will be there around Christmas time (which I know is high season). Should I try to reserve any day tours, activities (bike tours, cooking classes, etc), or tuk-tuk drivers ahead or just wait until I arrive? I have done a huge amount of reading about areas and different hotels I'm having a really hard time making a final decision. ...

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Hire Car and Driver in Cambodia

Posted by rashielhance on 16/12/2014 at 01:50

Hi, We are 3 of us traveling to Cambodia next week in December and will be there for 9 days till first week January. We need a vehicle in a really good condition with an English speaking driver. We will travel from Pnom Penh to Siem Reap, Battambang, Kep, Sihanoukville etc. Request for suggestions. Thanks ...

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8 day itinerary entering cambodia from saigon

Posted by nathan6993 on 1/12/2014 at 09:01

Hello all, My partner and I are spending 8 days in cambodia after 14 days in vietnam. What is the best route for an 8 day stay? We would like to spend time In sen monorom, battambang, siem reapkep,koh rong, phon phem. Thanks for you're help ...

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siem reap to bangkok

Posted by nathan6993 on 2/12/2014 at 15:49

Hello all, Is there a direct bus from siem reap to bangkok? How long does it take? How much is thai visa on entry? Thanks for the help! ...

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Craving for Alcoholic Milkshake in Phnom Penh?

Posted by jorjaft on 2/12/2014 at 11:26

Alcohol + Milkshake = Best of both World! Came across this little milkshake bar named ''Milky Way", tucked away in a quiet street filled with expatriates. I think its at the street behind Malis restaurant , St 308) Its a small little shop but its has a warm and homely feel to it. Ordered one of their signature drink named " Frozen Mudslide" ( I think it was vanilla ice cream with diff kind of alcohol mixed into it). Definitely a good way to ease off the swearing heat of Phnom Pe ...

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Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville - Avoid \

Posted by Augustots on 1/12/2014 at 22:06

I've just got a really bad experience with this company! I've choose Giant Ibis because of its respectable reputation that I've seen from many reviews on internet...Even tough the price was a bit higher than other companies, I thought It would worth. I bought my tickets from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukvile 2 days in advance so I thought I wouldn't have any problem. I was wrong... The bus would leave PP at 9:30 am so they told me they would pick me up at 8:30 in my hotel. I woke up at 7:30, so then ...

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New direct bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap

Posted by mago2 on 25/2/2013 at 04:56

I've heard that the new, direct bus route between Bangkok and SR was launched. I was wondering if anyone took it? ow long does it take and how do they sort visa issues at the Cambodian border? Is it any faster than other methods? What the best value for money & time to do the travel? (flight for us is too expensive). Is it best to do the train/bus or bus/bus journey? Would appreciate any comments. ...

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Motorbike from Saigon to Pnomh Penh. Wanna join?

Posted by tobyrj on 15/11/2014 at 08:05

Hi there. I'm a Danish guy heading against Pnomh Penh on motorbike Monday and I thought it would be nice with a partner for the trip. Let me know if you're doing the same and want company! Tobias. ...

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Bus from Siem Reap to Battambang

Posted by dandav on 20/5/2010 at 10:29

Hi All, Does anyone have any suggestions on which bus company and how much for an A/C Bus and is this suitable for a 54y/o travelling alone? Any GOOD standard a/c hotel/accom in Battambang? How about a good tuk-tuk driver to take me around for 2 days? ...

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hat lek to koh kong crossing - can i pay in dollars?

Posted by jlawler on 11/11/2014 at 03:08

i will be crossing from hat lek to koh kong in a few days and am wondering if it is still true that i will be expected to pay in baht. has anyone here successfully paid in usd. apologies for the poor formatting and grammar, my browser and keypad are not getting along at the moment. many thanks ...

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Posted by Morganj24 on 15/9/2014 at 08:57

I'm currently researching for my SE Asia trip next year. Reading through the Lonely Planet SE Asia on a shoestring book and I'm liking the idea of getting involved in a homestay within each country just so I can fully immerse myself in the culture. The first homestay recommendation I have come across in the book is no more I've had a Google but am reluctant to go with anything that I've not had recommended. So if anyone can recommend any homestay throughout SE Asia let me know. Thanks in adva ...

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Help with bicycle renting in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

Posted by ru40342 on 27/10/2014 at 13:18

Hi all, I am going to Cambodia (Siem Reap and Phnom Penh) next month (early-mid Nov) and wish to go around on bicycle. I read in wikitravel that bicycle can be rented around $2-$3 per day but I can't seems to find any information online (some websites offer bicycle rental for >$10 which is too much for me). So is it easy to rent bicycle for $2-$3 a day? Are there plenty of bicycle rental shops around these 2 cities? Also, is it safe to get around these 2 cities on bicycle? Thanks and any ...

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Doctors/Medical Care in Siem Reap

Posted by whitl019 on 28/10/2014 at 00:49

Hello, This post is for all tourist traveling in the Siem Reap, Cambodia area. If you need non-urgent, non-life threatening medical care, then please let me recommend 2 different physicians you may see, as well as, offer my experiences using the medical services in Siem Reap. First, I recommend Dr. Ian Ferguson at the British Khmer Clinic. He is a British trained and certified physician living and operating in Siem Reap. He has lab services available to diagnose most ailments and will have the ...

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Xa Mat - Trapeang Phlong border crossing

Posted by leeda on 27/10/2014 at 18:44

Does anyone have any experience entering from Vietnam at the Trapeang Phlong border crossing? In particular, I'm looking for information on the availability of transport from the border to Kampong Cham. Probably looking for a van as we're a family of seven. Thanks ...

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Getting around Koh Rong : Boat from Koh Touch to Northeast on the island

Posted by tonjeand on 26/10/2014 at 08:08

Anyone who have experience on getting around on Koh Rong by boat? We wish to stay a few nights at Koh Touch (Paradise) and then a few nighs Northeast on Koh Rong (Palm Beach). I asked Palm Beach if they could pick us up, but it costs $40, as it's not on their route. Any good cheaper alternatives? ...

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Border crossing advice "“ Cambodia to southern Laos

Posted by dastott on 23/10/2014 at 02:32

Has anyone recently travelled from Siem Reap or Kratie to Don Det and southern Laos? Any advice regarding overland transport options and the border crossing very much appreciated. In particular, I have heard conflicting info regarding the availability of Lao visas at this border crossing. Thank you. ...

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Vietnamese Visa in Phnom Penh

Posted by charlottex on 11/7/2014 at 07:01

Hi, I plan to get my visa for Vietnam in Phnom Penh , I read than it's cheaper, faster and easier to get it from a travel agent or even my hotel than the embassy. Did anyone experience this? Do you have any recommendation about a travel agent in Phnom Penh who does that? And one important question, how much time do I have to get into Vietnam once I get the Visa? my flight for Vietnam is the 22 of august and I plan to get the visa this week. Thanks a lot! ...

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Mekong Discovery Trail

Posted by stevie123 on 30/1/2014 at 07:50

Hi does anybody have any news on doing the Mekong Discovery Trail? I am planning on doing the stretch down from Stung Treng and Kratie. How long do I need to complete it in: 1. By bicyicle 2. By moped I plan to hire the above transport in Stung Treng and do homestays on the way down on the islands or riverbank villages. Any feedback folks?? Stevie ...

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Figuring out route--input please

Posted by redsneef on 29/9/2014 at 12:45

I am thinking of travelling to Cambodia during my 10 week adventure in the region. My base will be HCMC and I've figured out which parts of Vietnam I will be travelling to--bearing in mind my travel companion will be my 3 year old son--so it's slow travel and open ended. I would love to see SR and maybe Koh Rong or other beachy places. I'm trying to figure out if I should fly into SR then travel down to PP and then on to coast line, or should I land cross near xa xia, do the coast, go to pp a ...

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Prasat Preah Vihear

Posted by Taniab on 28/9/2014 at 08:08

Hello at everybody! At november I will go in Cambodia and I want visit Prasat Preah Vihear! How is the best way for go at Prasat Preah Vihear by bus? I will travel alone and the taxi is more expensive for one person. Thank you in advance! ...

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