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I will be in Siem Reap on June 28, and plan to visit the Angkor complex on June 29. I am staying at one of the guest houses.
I am looking for someone to join me in one of the motorcycle taxis to tour the complex. They seat two so we can share cost, and have a nice time rather than seeing it alone.
I am male, so the opposite sex will be enjoyable, but it is not necessary - anyone is welcome. I only speak English.
Please send me a message through this board and we can exchange details.
I am going to go to Cambodia from Australia on a UK passport within the next 10 days. When I spoke with Flight Centre to get prices, they said to enter Cambodia you need to have proof that you have an ticket to leave the country.
Now I know this has been discuessed a lot on here, and the result is that you do not need a ticket to prove your intension to leave Cambodia (correct me if im wrong), but Ive just rang Malaysia Airlines, who I would be flying with, and they seem to think that you DO have to have a return/onward ticket to be granted a tourist visa.
Can somebody please confirm what the actual process is - do I need one or not? Im planning on giving the embassy a call tomorrow to check also.
Thanks for any advice.
Hello fellow Lonley Travellers!
I plan on taking a 2 -3 week trip to Asia from Melbourne, Australia within the next 8 months.
I would like to steer clear of the big cities for the majority of the trip, and focus more on 'hidden treasures' and the lovely landscape and nature.
I am an outdoors person and would enjoy something along these lines.
I have absolutely no itinerary at this stage, however I am interested in visiting historical sites such as the Killing Fields in Cambodia used by the Khmer Rouge.
I dont intend to make this trip a luxury one, however a few nights in a nice resort would be something I want to do.
I was told about the Vedana Lagoon Resort which looks lovely.
Any advice would be helpful including
-Dates/season to travel
-Where to go to maximise sightseeing/experience (must do's)
-How much money to take
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My day trip to Koh Rong Island near Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Pictures and report here:
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Hello! I'm traveling to Cambodia soon and have heard wonderful things about Flight of the Gibbon in Thailand and that they're opening a new location in Cambodia. Does anyone have advice or recommendations? It is much appreciated.
Me and my girlfriend are going to travelling in cambodia this year for around 1 month, do we need to have proof of our onward travel in leaving cambodia when we enter the country? if so is a pre booked bus into vietnam sufficient? the only way to pre book a bus to get an email confirmation which would be proof is to book it online but im a bit unsure if this is the best/ safest way to go about this as i would rather not give my bank details to cambodian bus company online! anybody that could help me out with some advice please that would be great. many thanks, michael
Visited this place the other day seeing as there seems to be a certain wow factor among the folks around here. Have to say, i wasn't wowed but would be interested to here why others are wowed by the place.
I need some advice on what to see and do on a quick trip I will be taking to Cambodia in August. Unfortunately I only have 7 days. I will fly into Siem Reap on 22 August and fly out of Phnom Penh on 29 August. I am planning on visiting some of the obvious sites - Angkor Wat & surrounding temples, National Museum, Killing Fields, Genocide Museum, Royal Palace etc but I'm not sure what else I should make a priority to see/do.
I have read about Battambang - it sounds very interesting. If I had longer I would probably look at going to Stung Treng as I like exploring rivers and would like to see the dolphins if possible. I like wildlife but am not too keen on going to the animal sanctuary from what I've heard - it sounds a little cruel. I am also not too interested in going to the beach as we are heading off to Bali after Cambodia so I would rather focus on inland areas.
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I am travelling from Vietnam into Cambodia this September, and since I really want to experience sailing on the Mekong, I was thinking I could get two birds with one stone and travel by boat from Vietnam into Cambodia.
I was told that it is supposed to be possible to sail from Chau Doc in Vietnam to Phnom Penh. Is it? Is this a viable option or is it not advisable?
Does anyone have any experience doing this? And will it be possible for me to obtain a visa for Cambodia following this route? I read on the Cambodian immigration website that, apparently, the e-visa thing that they offer fro you to order from home only grants entry if you cross the border at a specific place, so I suppose this isn't an option here?
Any advice is very greatly appreciated! :D
Can anyone please tell me if the boat that runs between Siem Reap and Battambang has a good chance of running in November (still enough water?) and if it's for passengers only, or if I could bring a bicycle along?
my wife and i went on a two-week excursion to Vietnam and Cambodia, here is a very brief report (posting Vietnam portion in Vietnam section). we are in upper 30's and like walking, photography, international cuisine.
Phnom Penh -
we were in PP twice, but first time only for a night, on our way to Siem Reap from Ho Chi Minh.
we arrived late, after 9pm from Ho Chi Minh, by Mekong Express bus (which was very good). the bus stops a bit north of the city center (although it also made an 'unofficial' stop somewhere downtown, not sure where), so we booked hotel in the area, Me Mates, a short tuk-tuk ride from the bus stop. because we arrived late, the hotel gave up our room, but they were nice about it, and rode us to another nearby hotel where we crashed till early morning.
in the morning we took a mini-bus to Siem Reap (arranged by the hotel). i read about these mini-buses pr... more »
My partner and I are experienced budget travellers of many years but are now taking our kids (13 and 8) on their first big trip - 4 weeks in Cambodia during July-August.
We never used to book places to stay or transport when we used to travel as a couple but aren't sure whether to 'risk it' with the kids. Can anyone offer advice on how busy and booked up things will be at this time (European school summer holidays) and offer recommendations on good places for kids?
Currently, we're thinking of spending a few days in PP then heading north-east toMondulkiri - Sen Monorom and Kratie (possibly Ratanakiri province too?); back to PP then up to Siem Reap and the temples; down to Sihanoukville and the islands (Koh Rong?) to chill; back to PP for 3-4 days.
Thanks for your help!
I'm currently in Thailand at the moment where its very rainy!
I travelling to Cambodia next week and will be travelling by bus from Phnom Pent to Sinakoukville in about a weeks time
Just wandering does anyone know if there is anty problems with the roads on that route at the moment do they wash out frequentrly?
Is there public transportation from Stung Treng in direction of Preah Vihear? Or do I need to do this via Siem Reap? I would like to travel backcountry as much as possible, and the area along the border looks very much off tzhe beaten track. I'll be travelling in November, so dirt roads should be passable in theory.
Thanks for your input
We are doing an organised tour in SE Asia in Nov/Dec ending in Siem Reap. We want to go on to spend a few days relaxing on a beach and being my first visit to the region I need advice. I want to be no more than one day's travel from Siem Reap and also within one day of Bangkok as we are flying home from there. Can be overland or flight though prefer former. We are in our 60s but are experienced independent travellers, reasonably adventurous and in good health. However I do want a decent bed and my own bathroom though not looking for luxury, spas etc. Atmosphere most important. Other half may get bored after a day or two so some other activity in the area would be an advantage. All suggestions welcome.
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