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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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Hotel Recommendation in Siem Reap

Posted by Apoloplaza on 26/3/2014 at 20:01

I would love to recommend Kiri Boutique Hotel. They will arrange the tour guide, driver, trip to Angkor complex..... I stayed with Kiri when I had a holiday in Siem Reap. It is very reasonable price. Contact - Thank you ...

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4 days in Phnom Penh

Posted by Mooncat on 18/3/2014 at 06:34

Hello Arriving into PP on Sat 22MAR and will be there for 4 1/2 days. Can anyone suggest a private tour guide I can hire for two days to show me around main tourist sites but also some of the commercial areas? Are there any one night river cruises available? Any "normal" backpackers who want to join me for some sightseeing let me know... James ...

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Cambodia itineray advise

Posted by heytoki on 20/3/2014 at 17:04

Hello all, I am travelling to Cambodia in April. Initially i am flying to Bangkok where i will stay one day before flying with Air Asia to Phonm Phen. The day i will arrive to Phonm Phen is the 20th of April and i am flying back to Bangkok from Siem Reap on the 4th of May. So i am planning to stay two days in Phonm Phen and then i will be heading down south to Koh Rong or Koh Rong Samloem ( Still to decide). From here i will go to spend the last 3 days in Siem Reap to see Angkor. As i am f ...

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Cambodia eVisa - Hat Lek / Ko Kong

Posted by stever1000 on 17/3/2014 at 22:36

Hello, Can anyone provide me with concrete info regarding showing up at the hat lek/ko kong border crossing with an eVisa? This works 100%? I want to get through with no problems, and not pay for the visa on arrival scam at that border. I looked at getting the visa beforehand in bangkok, but it sounds like a pain too. cheers ...

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Warning: 4,000 Islands to Siam Reap bus scam

Posted by chuckwriter on 12/12/2009 at 13:24

Dear Phnom Penh-Sorya Transport Co., Ltd. Date: December 12, 2009 To: Phnom Penh-Sorya Transport Co., Ltd. From: Chuck Adams, American backpacker Dear Sir or Madam, I must alarm you, if I may, to a situation which occurred on your transport line between Don Det, Laos and Siam Reap, Cambodia, the infamous bus "168." I do so in the hopes that your service might improve in the future, thus ensuring a healthy, robust touristic economy for Cambodia for years to come. To recount, I purchas ...

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Siem Reap to Bangkok by Bus

Posted by robinow on 10/3/2014 at 00:57

Hi all, My girlfriend and I are planning to travel from Siem Reap to Bangkok by bus in a couple of days. I've read plenty of horror stories about going the other way but I was wondering if it's the same going into Thailand? Apologies if this has already been posted, I've had a search if the forum and Siem Reap guide but not really found anything. ...

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English speaking Tuk Tuk guide Kampong Cham

Posted by ElGrunon on 17/2/2014 at 22:15

This man was recommended to us by two fellow travellers in Kratie. His name is Mr. Koung Thol (Thol) Phone number 092840924 or 010840924. email He is honest and reliable and works for about US$20 per day. Any questions please ask. ...

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Cambodian visa without itinerary

Posted by Yorkshire_Kiwi on 8/3/2014 at 20:12

Has anybody had any problems getting a Cambodian visa on entry without any itinerary or onward tickets? We are flying into Siem Reap on a one way ticket as we are travelling Asia for approx. 2 years and don't want to plan too far ahead. ...

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