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Advise about National parks and islands

Posted by PadThai on 22/1/2013 at 14:07

Hi, in March I will be travelling to Cambodia, and during my time in the south, I would like to visit a National park (or 2) and a great island. Afterwords I will enter Thailand through Hat Lek to get back home through Bangkok. I was wondering if anyone could advise me about the National parks Ream and Bokor. Are they any good? Since I probably won't find the time to visit Khao Yai in Thailand, I would like to know if any of the Cambodian parks were a nice alternative. At the end of my trip, ...

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Teaching and Visas

Posted by FarangTC on 10/12/2012 at 22:03

Hi Everyone, I plan on coming to teach in PP, Cambodia in April. I plan on flying into Cambodia from Thailand. I figure I could get the eVisa in advance or do the Visa on Arrival. Anyhow, once my one month is up, what are my options? Extend the visa 30 more days? Or go to an agent and get a multiple entry visa for around $280? Or keep getting a new visa every month? Thanks! ...

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Cambodia June/July 2013

Posted by travellingpoul on 10/1/2013 at 12:54

Hi there I'm planning a trip to Cambodia this summer. I will have 4-5 weeks, 2 of which I plan to spend in Cambodia. The rest in Thailand. But I'm not really sure if I should go to Thailand first and end the trip in Cambodia or vice versa. Also how is the weather in Cambodia in june/july, is going to rain every dayor just some down pours in the evening? Would love to spend some days on Koh Rong , but again travelling in june/july some say the seas are quite rough and the ride to Koh Rong is a ...

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Sand Flies on Kho Rong?

Posted by altmtl on 26/1/2013 at 20:23

based on a few reports I saw that Sandflies were a problem on Koh Rong - Is this still the case? Has anyone been recently? ...

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travel from Battanbang to Sihanoukville

Posted by breatheagain on 29/1/2013 at 22:05

We are currently in SR and know we can get a bus to BB (5 hrs/ 6$) but can anyone let us know if there is a bus to Sihanoukville that goes direct and not through PP - it seems a long way to go back there! Could we get a taxi, is there a road? How much would it cost? thank you for any advice. ...

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Cambodia itineary help

Posted by smurfzzz on 15/1/2013 at 01:52

I will be travelling to Siem Riep, Phnom Penh , Sihanoukville and Kratie . Based on my research, it seems i need to travel back to Phnom Penh to get to the other cities, so my plan will be PP -> SR -> PP -> S -> PP -> K -> PP. 1. Is there any way to travel between Siem Riep, Sihanoukville and Kratie without going back to Phnom Penh? 2. I have allocated 2 days for Siem Riep with the following places to visit: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Ta Prohm, Phnom Kulen National Park and Kba ...

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Angkor Wat 1 day pass question

Posted by felsontan on 2/1/2013 at 11:49

Hey guys, As i remember when you buy 1 day pass, that ticket is valid for 24 hours, am i right? Due to i have limited time and my flight landed on early morning so I plan to see the sunset on the first day and sunrise on the second day (1 day pass - buy it on the first day noon time), how much the Tuk Tuk driver will charge? As i know the standard price will be in usd 15. Isn't the Tuk Tuk driver will charge more because involve him for 2 days? I got a price at usd 25, expensive? Any recommen ...

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travelling between cambodia and laos trip advice

Posted by LissB on 28/1/2013 at 01:52

Im planning on travelling through Laos and Cambodia towards the end of this year. I have travelled to Asia quite a few times before doing Intrepid trips so this will be the first time organising a trip on my own. I will be travelling with my boyfriend and possibly a couple other friends who have not been overseas before and we will be staying ideally for 20-25 days but this is flexible. My main issue is getting from one place to another. My basic itinerary at this point is to start in Laos, L ...

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Internet in Cambodia

Posted by kadrinkwater on 24/1/2013 at 01:26

Can someone please tell me what the internet is like in Cambodia, i have a job interview back home and they said they can do it via skype i just need to know if i should stay in Malaysia until ive had the interview? ...

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Last chance to tell me what is the what - (Cambodia trip waging the tail of The Delta)

Posted by caseyprich on 21/1/2013 at 09:19

Hey all, So - off to Cambodia for a few moments this February 2nd - via HCMC and back around through the Delta. Anyone with recommended accommodation spots in Phnom Penh, Battambang, Kampot or Kep are most welcome to offer names. Any side trips from said locations or otherwise useful thoughts would be appreciated. Simply if you'd like to share a quiet and/or exciting day trip from any of these locations - be it temple walk or motorbike to waterfall or simply a fantastic place to sit down ...

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Travlling in Wet Season

Posted by jeeeebus on 18/1/2013 at 00:45

As I have no choice I will be heading to Cambodia, Laos and Thailand between June and September, the Wet Season. I expect it to be slow going due to rain, mud etc but is it still doable. No set itinery hope to do a bit of travel by boat, cycle and motor cycle. Want to see the country so really dont want to fly from place to place.. Any advice would be appreciated.. And I know it is probably not the best time to go.. ...

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Border crossing from Cambodia to Laos

Posted by jeeeebus on 19/1/2013 at 22:30

Is it correct that there is only one border crossing open to foreigners located at Trapaeng Kriel -Nong Nok Khiene. I will be crossing from Cambodia to Laos. ...

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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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