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Beverage in Siem Reap?

Posted by Lionel13 on 20/11/2012 at 00:49

I have seen that there are beverage produced in the main cities in Cambodia, ie Phnom Penh (Rice wine, palm wine and beer) Sihanoukville (beer) and Battambang (wine), but is there beverage that made in Siem Reap? A friend told me that there is something new but he cannot remember the name. Do you know it? Is it good? ...

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Speedboat hire Sihanoukville

Posted by Wineman on 31/12/2012 at 18:30

We're in Sihanoukville for 6 days and want some freedom to explore the islands. Does anyone know if speedboats or inflatables an be hired by the day? If so, what cost and from where? Any advice on best places to visit by private boat? Thanks... ...

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Koh Rong vs. Koh Tonsay

Posted by caseyprich on 18/12/2012 at 01:22

Pretty much says it all - which do you think, we'll have relaxed in Battambang, and Kampot for a few days and eventually heading over to Ha Tien . . . so was considering Koh Tansay, but Stu has been touting Koh Rong so much, I think I could be wrong (GET IT!) on passing it up. Anyone with experiences of both places. I guess the biggest issue is we'd have to go round about as there isn't that direct a way from Koh Rong to Koh Tansay. Any thoughts are welcome. ...

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Taxi to PP on Feb 25th - Meaka Bochea Holiday

Posted by stekmer on 6/1/2013 at 22:27

Is anyone able tell me how much a taxi / private car for 2 people would cost to go from Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh ? We need to get from the guesthouse in Sihanoukville to Phnom Penh Airport on Monday February 25th to connect with our flight to Bangkok. I see that Feb 25th is the Meaka Bochea Holiday - is this likely to be a problem? Our flight leaves at approx 1700 hrs - would leaving Sihanoukville at around 1100 hrs give us enough margin of safety? ...

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Problem: Siem Reap to Pak Chong (Khoa Yai park) - Poipet crossing

Posted by ACasualObserver on 9/1/2013 at 02:18

Hi I've seen much discussion on getting across the Poipet border from Bangkok into Cambodia and vice versa. But our plan is to go direct from Siem Reap to Pak Chong to visit Khao Yai National Park. I'm struggling to find the best way to do this. I'm aware of the scams (although this seems to be more common when coming into Cambodia via Poipet, than the other way(?)) So how could I do this? Is there a bus or train to Pak Chong from the border? If so, when do they go? Or is a taxi the w ...

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What the heck is going on in Poipet?

Posted by anewromantic on 6/1/2013 at 16:21

Hello all, I was just wondering WHAT THE HECK is going on in poipet? Honestly. Do bus companies not want people to buy tickets? I havent found, after months of research , a single reputable bus company to get me from Siem reap -poipet-Bangkok. Not a single one. Im doing the usual loop around Thailand, laos, vietnam and cambodia and out of ALL the border crossings this is the only problematic one. this part of SE asia is full of backpackers, Im sure there has to be something. Is it political or ...

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Border crossing -Poipet

Posted by Diobree on 3/1/2013 at 10:15

Just wanted to warn travelers to be extra vigilant on the Siem Riep -Bangkok transit. Seems most companies are corrupt and ripping travellers off. We waited for 5hrs at the Thai border (3rd Jan so busy) and then got harassed on the other side for mini bus transit. Stand yr ground and insist on paying only when you get in the minicab as they like to take you to their family restaurant to "wait" before leaving. It's a scam. ...

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Cambodia Islands (Gulf of Kompong Som) or SE Thailand Islands?

Posted by pucca_girl45 on 4/12/2012 at 23:32

Hi, We are going to be traveling in SEA for the month of January and would like to do some island hopping for 1.5 weeks roughly. We would like our island experience to include relaxing and quiet atmosphere with enough accommodations to be comfortable but away from the party scenes and heavily developed tourist places. Is this possible? What's the difference between islands off the coast of Cambodia like Koh Rong and islands off the coast of Thailand like Ko Phi Phi? It's my assumption that ...

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Tour or car from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Posted by suzienichols on 1/10/2012 at 10:06

Does anyone know of a reputable tour company that will do a one day tour of sites on route between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap? Alternatively a good car hire company that will allow us to arrange our own? Mekong Eyes do the sort of thing we're after but are asking $108 EACH for the 5 of us making it really expensive! They visit Spiderville and a couple of geological sites on route. Cheers, Suzie. ...

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cellphone? sim cards?

Posted by avshi290842 on 15/12/2012 at 01:54

what is the price for a international call with a prepaid simcard ' is it cheep like un thailand? what is the best provider ...

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1 MONTH in SEA..please help!

Posted by pucca_girl45 on 4/12/2012 at 23:57

We have 1 month in SEA (we are limited to Cambodia and/or Thailand) and are having a hard time figuring out how to spend our time. It's such an amazing place and we may be trying to do too much. Does anyone have any suggestions for us? Here's what are tentative itinerary is: - Fly into BKK and overland to Siem Reap to visit Angkor Wat and then head to Tonle Sap Lake to visit the floating villages. - Head to PP and up to Kompong Cham for a homestay on the Mekong River - Head back to PP a ...

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Posted by altmtl on 12/11/2012 at 22:41

Thinking of visiting Battambang before PP for 2 - 3 days. Is it worth the stop? Just asking off hand, for those who have been there and liked it or hated it for that matter. I've looked at ...

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New Years Eve Cambodia?

Posted by lylzezane01 on 5/9/2012 at 00:10

I need suggestions on where to spend new years in Cambodia? Im young, so I am looking for a place with fellow party-goers. Of course, Sihanoukville and pub st. have been mentioned but is there any where else? I am looking for somewhere that I can spend a few days- where it isnt berzerk on days other than new years. Am I asking too much? Any suggestions would be appreciated [img]smileys/smile.gif[/img] **Edit: I should mention that its the Dec 31st and not the April one. ...

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31y female from Aust looking for travel buddies

Posted by roshiakhil on 25/11/2012 at 06:37

Hello all! I'm heading to Seim Reap on 2 December and have until 30 December to see all that Cambodia has to offer. Also considering going to Laos. I'm a fairly laid back person, interested in seeing sights and relaxing along the way. I usually find that at home I am usually doing something every hour of the day....sometimes too much. So this trip will be about, trying to slow down...Taking my time exploring. Having looked at the endless advice online I am thinking it may take a few weeks to ...

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Where to go for Xmas and New Year in Cambodia

Posted by Doyledan on 1/12/2012 at 20:09

Hello My pArtner and I are travelling into Cambodia from Vietnam via the Mekong Delta crossing. We want to take in the sights of Cambodia but are not sure where to be for Xmas and New Year. Initially we thought that we would like to be by a beach for new year so obvious places for that are Sihanoukville or neighbouring islands. Has anyone done this before? and if so would you recommend it? If not any suggestions are welcome. Thanks ...

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4000 islands to PP

Posted by TrippinRob on 30/11/2012 at 19:57

Hi, can someone PLEASE help me-I was thinking of travelling the Mekong from Laos-Pakse-4000 islands-into Cambodia-Kratie(with maybe a few stops)- to Phenom Phen...CAN this be done by boat all the way?????Thankyou ...

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SR-->PP-->HCMC, when to fly?

Posted by mjbrennan on 24/11/2012 at 09:19

Hi all- Making the trip from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in early January 2013. Current itinerary calls for three nights in SR, two nights in Phnom Penh, one night in Chau Doc (after taking a boat down the Mekong) and one night in HCMC before we leave for Con Dao. My question: Clearly this is a lot of bus/boat traveling. If you had to pick, would you fly the SR-->PP route or the PP--->HCMC route? This trip will be the week after the new year. Thanks! ...

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Travelling in Cambodia? Watch out for this guy.

Posted by somtam2000 on 25/11/2012 at 03:09

Khmer440 has the wrap on a deadbeat who is making a business out of befriending travellers, travelling with them, then robbing them. See the post on Khmer440 here, which includes pics of the guy, his Facebook account and so on. Watch out! ...

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Travel Ideas and Advice

Posted by Geer1 on 14/9/2012 at 12:35

Hi, Just planning a trip through SEA and originally I was thinking I would skip over Cambodia but from what I have read here it is worth seeing and I plan on going Vietnam to Thailand so might as well add 10-14 days or so and do it by land. Only real plans were to check out Phnom Penh, see the killing fields etc, then up to Angkor Wat and check out the temples for a few days before heading into Thailand. Anything else along the way I should see? How long would you recommend to make this tr ...

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Kulen Mountain at siem reap

Posted by veasna on 22/11/2012 at 20:57

Rather than a hill range, Phnom Kulen is an isolated chain of small mountain plateaux of moderate height lying south of the Dang Rak Mountains. The range stretches for about 40 km in a WNW - ESE direction and is located some 48 km north of Siem Reap.Its highest point is 487 m and its height is quite regular, averaging 400 m all along the range.Geologically Phnom Kulen is formed of sandstone. It was important as a quarry in Angkorian times, the major quarries being located in the southeastern ang ...

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