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Kompong Chhnang

Getting there & around

The ferries linking Phnom Penh with Siem Reap pass right by Kompong Chhnang. If you’d like to get off here, inform the boat company in advance and they should be able to arrange for a local launch to pull up alongside the ferry and whisk you ashore.

From the bus and taxi station, Phnom Penh Sorya (012 631545) has services to Phnom Penh (7500r, 91km, five or more a day to 3.30pm), Pursat (8000r, 97km, six a day till 4pm), Battambang (20, 000r, 202km, two or 2½ hours, five a day till 2.30pm) and Poipet (30, 000r, two a day in the morning).

Sam Phoas Mobile Phone Shop, across the street from the bus and taxi station, sells westbound tickets issued by Neak Kror Horm (012 900190). Departures to Battambang (17, 000r), Sisophon (20, 000r) and Poipet (24, 000r) are hourly from about 8.15am to 3.30pm.

You can also get to Phnom Penh by share taxi (8000r or 9000r, 1¾ hours, departures till early evening) or minibus (8000r). A pick-up to Pursat is 5000r.

Moto drivers charge 1000r for short hops around town. Hiring a moto for a day trip to Ondong Rossey and Phnom Santuk costs US$6.

Sokha Guesthouse rents out bicycles (US$1 a day) and motorbikes (US$5 a day).

Kompong Chhnang