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Advice for visiting Beng Mealea & Phnon Kulen

Posted by Cj52 on 1/10/2013 at 05:24

I will be in Siem Reap for 3 days at the end of October, after spending 2 weeks at the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary near Anlong Veng. This time I want to visit Beng Mealea & /or Phnon Kulen but wondered if anyone had advice for those sites at the end of the rainy season and if one is a much better day trp that the other? thanks ...

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Ocotber Flooding

Posted by nomad456 on 30/9/2013 at 23:17

Hi guys, Im due to arrive in Siem Reap tomorrow evening. I just wanted to see if anyone has an update on the flooding situation there and Phnom Penh ?..if they are badly flooded? From what i've read things aren't the greatest, but am unclear of which areas are/aren't so affected. At the moment i'm scheduled to be in Siem Reap from oct2-7, then Phnom Penh the following week. Any advice and updates on the situation much appreciated. Cheers ...

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VIP 24 Hour Direct Bus from Siem Reap to Vientiane (as if...)

Posted by NickyWoo on 30/9/2013 at 12:20

Hello, I've been browsing for a couple of years but this is my first post here Just wanted to share my experience of taking the bus from Siem Reap to Vientiane . I'm guessing the same scenario has been posted up here before but I haven't come across it so here goes. I was staying in some little hostel in Siem Reap (the Dancing Frog). The owner seemed a bit nuts but as I couldn't be bothered going to a travel agents I booked a ticket through him for the 24 hour direct VIP bus to Vientiane. ...

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How can I get to Champassak from Phnompen?

Posted by cloud on 29/9/2013 at 13:08

As I put in the title of this post, I plan to go to Champassak from Phnompen. I found some postings on the opposite direction trip but none on my direction. How is the situation of bus on this route? Specifically, - Are there busses that go to the border directly or even to Pakse ? Does one need to sleep one night during the trip? How long does it take? - Is is possible for one to get off a bus at Champassak? Or does one need to go to Pakse first and then travel back to Champassak? - Also I c ...

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Do you get drug tested at Poipet?

Posted by roro1990 on 27/9/2013 at 13:49

I rarely do drugs of any kind at home and the only drug i'd ever touch is weed. I'm not stupid enough to even contemplate touching a joint in thailand or laos, but from what I've heard from people who have been to cambodia, it's a pretty much lawless place (despite that, i'm assuming cannabis is technically illegal). Anyway hypothetically if one was to have a joint in Cambodia, and then go back into thailand at the poipet border, what are the chances of being drug tested and caught? And what wo ...

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Living in Cambodia? I need your advice plse

Posted by ZalaTunzi on 20/9/2013 at 20:15

We want to start a grassroots charity program, anywhere in Cambodia that should benefit a small village. We want to mainly transfer skills and provide little (if any) material handouts. We want to help people capitalize on the opportunities presented in their own community. I am not new to starting programs in developing worlds. Have lived and worked it for many years. Am very aware of well intentioned do-gooders doing more damage than good, and of ill-intentioned volunteers, of government apat ...

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poipet to siem reap

Posted by dolicadol on 24/9/2013 at 05:41

Hi, We are going from bkk to siem reap overland. Need some advice. When we cross the border do we must take the government bus to the bus station or there are some other options?? The buses from the bus station,how often do they go tho SR,and anybody knows timetable because i can not find. The price is 9 USD per person,isnt that a little bit expensive?But do we have another option,ecxept the taxi or van?? Thanks ...

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Do I need to book accomodations for Koh Rong in advance?

Posted by NatetheGreat092 on 9/9/2013 at 14:32

Hi, Going to Cambodia in November and was planning on staying on Koh Rong or one of the other islands for a few nights. I was wondering, should I book the accomodations in advance or do you think it's possible to snag a beach front room/bungalow the day of arrival on the island? Anyone have any advice/experience with this? ...

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First-time backpacker to Cambodia, need some advice!

Posted by NatetheGreat092 on 9/9/2013 at 11:41

Hey all! So, I decided to take the leap and go backpacking for 15 days in Cambodia from 29 October to 15 November. For those that have backpacked Cambodia, my first question is this; is 15 days enough? I'm sort of willing to tack on another few days, maybe week onto the trip, but if there is no need to, then I won't. Aside from that question, the gist of what I want to do is as follows and I'd appreciate any and all suggestions of what places to go to and for how long. I fly into Phnom Penh ...

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Western Union scam

Posted by SalParadise on 16/9/2013 at 04:20

Hi there, it's my first time in Cambodia. I'm going to go to Koh Rong Samloem Island in Dec this year, over the Christmas period. I've booked one of the Bungalow there and they've asked me to transfer a deposit of $80USD via Western Union transfer. This doesn't feel entirely comfortable, am i being paranoid? the idea of having to use western union to transfer cash feels odd. Please advice? cheers Sal ...

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direct bus pp to bangkok

Posted by avshi290842 on 12/9/2013 at 12:04

is there a direct bus from siem riep to bkk' ...

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Christmas in Cambodia ?

Posted by JinkStudio on 30/8/2013 at 11:10

Any advice or thoughts on spending Christmas in Cambodia? I would like it to feel as non Christmassy as possible and would like to be on a nice beach but with other stuff to do inland as well. Have heard Sihanoukville beaches are nice any thoughts or other recommendation? Thanks in advance James ...

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Jungle trek in Cambodia with kids - can you recommend a trek

Posted by Joelle on 17/7/2013 at 10:59

Hi, we're in Kratie and we just dropped the idea of going to Mondulkiri province for a jungle trek with our kids. A pity certainly, but distances were too long and costs too high. In 2-3 weeks from now, we'll be in the south and we're now thinking about a trek in the cardamom mountains. Does anyone have recommendations? My kids are 4 and 6 but very good hikers. Thanks! ...

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Travel by road from Bangkok to Siem Reap

Posted by vas_10 on 14/8/2013 at 11:57

Hi guys...i plan to travel by road from bangkok and cross border over to siem reap. Can somebody guide me about the travel options available at bangkok and the estimated cost. Also how is the visa processing at the border and the fee charages for the same. ...

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Bribery in Cambodia

Posted by SalParadise on 2/9/2013 at 10:55

Hi there, i'll be in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap in Nov. I've read some travel fish articles here about how common it is for police to ask you for some cash for no apparent reason. If this were to happen, is it advisable to just give them some cash? if so how much? it sounds slightly ridiculous, Sal ...

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Siem Reap and some days at a beach in September (yes, I know..)

Posted by tavso9 on 24/8/2013 at 11:32

Hi guys, I've not been here for a while, since I wasn't able to travel and looking on travel pages would just have made me sad. Now I forgot my passwort and my username, so I had to register again. Anyways, I think it was tavso or something before, just in case anyone cares You guys helped me an aweful lot when I planned my trip to Thailand and Laos some years ago, so I'd like to try this again and hope I can count on you My partner and I are planning a two week trip roughly 15-30th of sept ...

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Siem reap to bangkok (poipet) taxi share needed

Posted by frobs9 on 27/8/2013 at 06:03

Hello, We are a couple looking to share the price of a taxi ($25) to Poipet on Thursday 29th August (this week). We would like to leave early morning, before 8.30 to beat the minibuses. Hope you can help! ...

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looking for a place to volunteer for 5 months

Posted by joody96 on 19/8/2013 at 15:29

I am 18 and I have decided to take a year off before going to college. I am looking for a place to volunteer, preferably in Cambodia but I am open to researching anything (reliable) in SEA. I am hoping to stay for 5 months, working full time in exchange for a safe place to live. I have done a lot of work with kids so that's what I'm leaning towards continuing although I am open to suggestions. I would love advice from past/ current volunteers! thanks ...

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Phnom Penh architecture tour this Sunday 18th

Posted by heleni on 15/8/2013 at 06:25

Phnom Penh architecture tour this Sunday the 18th I have signed up or a tour of the a national Sports Stadium this coming Sunday but we need 5 people for it to go ahead. Is anyone else interested? If so please see their website So far only 2 people have signed up. I would be especially interested in the 1960s houses tour to do it privately. Would anyone else like to do that with me? Sadly I can't manage the one on the 25th so the only option is to do it privately. ...

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Viewed 2,240 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by heleni on 18/8/2013 at 10:18

Bus Phnom Penh to Kep

Posted by krisim on 29/9/2006 at 13:48

Hi, Will arrive in Phnom Penh about 10 in the morning (late november) and would like to go straight to Kep. Does anyone know if there is a bus from Phnom Penh to Kep and if they are going all day or just in the mornings? ...

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