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Place to Stay in Sihanoukville

Posted by tembigirl on 3/12/2009 at 00:44

My husband and I are 60, budget travelers but not into bars and partying. Can anyone recommend a nice beach and peaceful,quiet place to stay for 5 days, either on the beach or near it. Inexpensive. ...

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In response to an unfair review of Virachey NP here on TF

Posted by gregmccann1 on 19/9/2010 at 20:07

I am writing this in response to a review someone wrote of Virachey National Park (VNP)outside of Ban Lung in Ratanakiri. Highlighting the overall negative tone of the description of the park were references to leeches (in a tropical rain forest during the rainy season??? No!!!) and a lack of animal sightings (they saw a bamboo rat and 2 birds). Ok, first off, I dare the author to name one single national park in Southeast Asia (SEA, not Africa) where visitors are likely to see any animals bes ...

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Ban Lung to Sen Monorom ?

Posted by ianintheworld on 17/9/2010 at 22:04

I will be in Ban Lung in a few days. I would like to round of my western tour of Cambo by visiting Sen Monorom. I suspect that the road between the two is bad, but does anyone have any recent info on travel between these two towns? Many thanks. ...

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DIY phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Posted by ckh on 19/2/2010 at 13:59

we (about 6 pax) are planning to travel free and easy on our own from PP to SR, pls help me as we are not sure whether we will face difficulty in language (is english commonly use in these 2 places?), transport from PP to SR (as in which is the safest and best way to travel) and any hotel to recommend, basically we will like to visit angkor wat in SR. Thank you. ...

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Fastest overland way from PP to Bangkok

Posted by dawemmy on 19/2/2010 at 17:22

Hi! I am helping someone with a visa run need to be back in bangkok very quickly but cheaply. Is it faster to go back through Poi Pet via Siem Reap or is it shorter and faster (perhaps nice scenery too) to go through Pailin and on Chantaburi? Bus services? Length of trip? Thanks Dawemmy ...

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Can I get a visa on arrival at Phnom Penh Airport?

Posted by ms1892 on 17/2/2010 at 22:33

The title pretty much says it all. I did a quick search and I could find reference to an e-visa procedure but nothing that explained if i can simply fly into the country and get a visa in the airport. Any advise would be appreciated. M. ...

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Battambang to Bangkok or Siem Reap to Bangkok

Posted by tinoh on 19/2/2010 at 02:27

Hi, We are going to cambodia this april. Coming from Phon Penh we have a choise to do first Battambang than Siem Reap or the other way around. After that we are heading to Bangkok with taxi and or bus. From where can we get to Bangkok faster, BB or SR? Greetings Tino ...

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cambodia 6 weeks or as adittion to Vietnam?

Posted by noakess on 14/2/2010 at 17:49

Hi, planning my first 'big' trip for next November-December. can only take limited time off work. planned to go to Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam but realised it'll be too much. looks like ill have about 5-6 weeks. would like to visit places below and end on a sunny island (Phu Coc or one of the thai islands?). not sure logistically what's the best rout - and if im still trying to do too much. going to fly in/out of Bangkok, can fly some routes along the way....should i combine both Vietnam and Cambodia ...

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Seng Hout Hotel in Battambang?

Posted by Archmichael on 14/4/2010 at 09:04

Has anyone stayed at or know anything about a hotel in Battambang called Seng Hout? I understand it was just built in 2008, and is directly across from Psar Nat. ...

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Phnom Penh to Phu Quoc

Posted by olaks123 on 11/2/2010 at 17:57

Hi there! Me and my girlfriend are leaving for a two week trip to Vietnam and Cambodia in a couple of days, and we have made all the arrangements up fornt. Well, almost. After a week up in Cambodia visiting Angkor and Phnom Penh we want to go down to Phu Quoc for a couple of days of relaxing on the beach before going to Ho Chi minh and then home. I havee searched the forum but is yet to find a good answer to my questions. We want to take the fast boat from PP to Chau Doc. When can we ...

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Hostels in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh

Posted by jack2408 on 18/2/2010 at 04:17

I have been recently trying to do some research into hostels in the area on hostelworld and booker, and i cant find many hostels. Ideally i would like to stay in big dorms as i think this is a great way to meet people but i cant seem to find any. Is this really the case or can any one point me in the right direction of some decent ones? jack ...

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Angkor Wat Art

Posted by Danlo on 1/3/2010 at 17:37

I have some original paintings of Angkor Wat by a local Pattaya Artist/Teacher who died 3 years ago Geoffrey Franklin, they are beautifully done and wonder if there is a Market for them. I am in Pattaya at the moment. ...

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Viewed 3,283 times, with 1 reply. Last reply by Danlo on 16/9/2010 at 09:57

Battambang - Siem Riep - Short Visit.

Posted by anotherlostsoul on 16/2/2010 at 17:21

I visited Cambodia back in 1996 and think it's about time to pop back and see how things have changed. I have a week available at the end of February and plan to visit Battambang (I couldn't get here in '96), and Siem Riep. Any help with the following would be appreciated! *Recommendations for budget guesthouses. Would it be possible to get a room (fan and bathroom) with free and reliable wi-fi ... for $10? Or am I wishing? Wi-fi is essential as i'll be working throughout the trip. *Mus ...

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Viewed 5,169 times, with 17 replies. Last reply by anotherlostsoul on 16/9/2010 at 09:56

Siem Reap to Phu Quoc via PP

Posted by bretandgerri on 10/1/2010 at 11:42

Hi there, I'm just trying to work out the quickest way of getting to Phu Quoc from Siem Reap via Phnom Penh ? I know you can fly from HCMC (we are booked to fly back from Phu Quoc to HCMC) but don't want to miss out on Phnom Penh on the way! At the moment it's looking like boat from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh to Chau Doc by speedboat, Chau Doc to Can Tho by bus, Can Tho to Rach Gia by bus, and fly to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia. This is taking about a week and we're running short on ...

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Cambodia to Kho Samui Ferry?

Posted by TravellingScot on 4/3/2010 at 18:10

Have searched and found older posts saying their is indeed no ferry but have been told by a couple of Thai's that there is a service running? Anyone have any up to date information on this. Any help appreciated. ...

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Viewed 14,664 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by Captain_Bob on 16/9/2010 at 09:55

flight route advice please

Posted by laallee on 9/3/2010 at 23:14

hi, we will be entering cambodia from kuala lumpur then plan on flying into HCMC. would it be better to fly KL-Phnom Penh- Siem Reap then on to HCMC or swop PP and SR around. thanks for any tips/advice ...

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Khmer New Year - Phnom Penh

Posted by RachelW on 11/3/2010 at 03:53

So I am going to be spending Khmer New Year (April 13-15) in PP. Probably travelling from Battambang at the start. Anybody got any ideas about how to celebrate it with the locals? I will probably be doing the usual sights (royal palace and wildlife tour etc) but would like to go wherever the celebrations are good aswell. Also is it wrong to come prepared with talcum powder to take revenge on any locals that might soak me or douse me in it? ...

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Viewed 4,597 times, with 4 replies. Last reply by RachelW on 16/9/2010 at 09:52

Dong to dollars

Posted by foieslinger on 2/2/2010 at 21:34

Crossing from Vietnam into Cambodia tomorrow, can I exchange my remaining Dong into US dollars at the border? ...

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Tonle Sap Lake

Posted by TomHK on 10/3/2010 at 05:36

Hi, I was thinking about methods of getting from Siem Reap - Kompong Cham or Phnom Penh. Would taking a boat from the NW to the SE of Lake Tonle Sap be an option? If so, how much could I expect to pay, and how much would time would it add to the journey? Any advice much appreciated. Thanks, Tom ...

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Away from the tourist ghetto in Siem Reap

Posted by choobydoo on 23/12/2006 at 16:13

Hello all travellers, Here is a little hint for those who have legs and a brain... Tired of the ghetto of Pub Street (a smaller Kao San Road in Siem Reap, with security agents preventing the Khmer from coming in...), I crossed the river and looked for places where you're not seating right in the middle of the street, and found a different Siem Reap.... The streets are much calmer, you're not hassled by massage girls or tuk-tuks and there is some green... Already much better... Then, in ...

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