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Getting there & around

Lots of buses run by lots of companies pass through Pursat. Destinations include Phnom Penh (16, 000r, three hours, 188km), Kompong Chhnang (8000r, 97km), Battambang (10, 000r, 1½ hours, 105km) and Poipet (20, 000r, 221km). The Sopheak Mongkol Guesthouse sells tickets for Phnom Penh Sorya and Ponleu Angkor buses and serves as a bus stop (both companies also have their own offices on NH5).

Share taxis to Phnom Penh (15, 000r) can be found on NH5 just east of the bridge, while those to Battambang (10, 000r) stop in front of the old train station. A private taxi to Phnom Penh should cost US$25 or US$30.

Pursat’s big local transport news for 2007: the town now has two tuk tuks! These hang out along NH5 in the day and along the river in the evening.