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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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One night in Siem Reap

Posted by BAMAnug on 19/4/2014 at 15:44

I land in Siem Reap at noon on July 10, and fly back to the states at 10:30 PM the next night. Certainly not ideal, but just the way it worked out. Where's the best place to stay for one night? Give me all your best options, hostels, high end hotel, anything. Thanks in advance. ...

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Best places to meet people?

Posted by Chewy1 on 5/2/2014 at 05:37

Hi guys, I'm going to Cambodia in a couple of weeks and for the first time I will be travelling alone. I'm a guy in my early thirties and pretty easy going. I've been before with friends but only made it to Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville due to time restraints. This time I'm starting off in Siem Reap and heading south over a couple of weeks, hopefully ending up on one of the islands. Where will be the best places to meet people in Siem Reap? I'm a bit old to be staying in hostels now so I'v ...

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Phnon Penh and Siem Reap - August 2014

Posted by seangoh on 4/4/2014 at 00:44

Hello, I'm looking for travel buddies for a short trip to Cambodia, to share the cost of hiring a car for stops between Phnon Penh and Siem Reap. Currently 2 of us and looking for up to 2 more folks. Itinerary: 8-9 Aug (Fri-Sat) - Tour of Phnom Penh (e.g. markets, museums, royal palace) 10 Aug (Sun) - Hire a car+driver to take us to Siem Reap. Stops at Kampong Channg, Oudong (and Batambang if time allows) 11 Aug (Mon) - Whole day at Angkor Wat (also possibly Kompong Khleang at Tonle Sap ...

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road maps

Posted by jonkup on 22/2/2014 at 10:17

i will be motorbiking around cambodia for 2 months.i am looking for the newest issued road maps . ...

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Help with my Cambodia route

Posted by katieandchris on 4/3/2014 at 14:22

We are planning a 5-6 month adventure around South East Asia later on this year. The hardest country I am finding to plan is Cambodia. We will be entering from Thailand and going on to Vietnam. We will be in Cambodia after the 12th December, we are planning on spending roughly one month and so will be there for Christmas and New Year. The main places we want to visit are (in no particular order): Siem Reap Battambang Phnom Penh Kampot and Kep Possibly Kratie (if it's worth it??) Sihanoukville ...

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sihanoukville... worth it?

Posted by sinstone on 14/8/2009 at 22:25

short and sweet. i hated the south of thailand and would love to catch some more beach action. heard mixed reviews about sihanoukville... any suggestions? should i just wait for malaysia/indonesia? cheers! ...

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Posted by LeonardCohen1 on 26/3/2014 at 20:56

Is there a town which has really good kayaking thru mangroves to caves etc? I couldnt find much by doing a search. ...

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