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Hey guys! Greetings from PP.
I need to get to O Yadaw in Ratanakiri (to interview a girl, not cross the border), but the flooding is making this a nightmare.
Is it still possible to reach Ratanakiri from PP? Do I need to build a balsa wood raft? I know it's impossible to predict, but about how long until buses can reach there again?
My bosses wont pay for a flight, so what are my options? I'm pretty adventurous/masochistic; I'll ride a buffalo all the way there if need be, just tell me where I can purchase one in Phnom Penh.
Does anyone know how to get from Chi Phat to Kep, as my book does not seem to explain how to make this journey, or I fail at reading? First time traveler to Cambodia in November and would appreciate the benefit of someone's experience/knowledge. Cheers.
Safe travels all.
I would love to make a very long, one-day trip to Beng Mealea, Koh Ker and Prea Vihear, but get the feeling that is simply too much for one day. Am I correct?
Would a workable alternative include an overnight Tbeng Meanchey? Anyone have experiences staying there? Will it be difficult to find drivers to do this loop as separate legs if I went SR to BM and Koh Ker ... sleep in TbengM and go to P.Vihear in morning, then back to Siem Reap? Guessing most drivers and guides out of Siem Reap will want to complete the loop and end up at home (and I don't really want to pay for driver/guide to sleep/eat/etc for 48 hrs!)
we've just come back from a 3 weeks tour in Cambodia and I would like to warmly recommend this Tour operator from kampong Thom.
The name is Cambodiattak and we did a 5 days tour with Vothea and it was fantastic! We started out in Kampong Thom seing Sambor Prei Kuk, Phnom Santuk and Sampov Meas Sampov Prak. We went to Beng Mealea and therefrom we took a countryside road to Koh Ker (amazing!!). We continued To Preah Vihear, Tamon temple (a "must do"), Takra Bei temple, Banteay Chhmar and Banteay Torp finishing in Battambang. During the trip we saw the most beautiful things and Vothea made the trip exactly as we had asked for: avoiding the tourist groups, feeling the real life in Cambodia and eating wonderfull food. At Koh Ker we were the only ones!!!
Searching on the internet, we couldn't find any feedbacks on this T.O. and that is really a pitty because they deserve to be mor... more »
I was wondering if there is in or close by Kirirom National Park a place to stay.
I'm trying to figure out how to end my trip in Cambodia.
I have three days which I'd like to spend at the sea. I'll be coming from the Kirirom National Park, heading for PP.
Sihanoukville (which I initially wanted to avoid of all the bad things I read) to go diving - probably two days on Koh Rong or even Koh Tang or Koh Prins. Just somewhere away from the crowds and the kareoke bars.
Kampot and Kep, where I would like to go snorkeling on rabbit island.
The question now is where is more of an underwater scenery. Could someone recommend a Dive club in Sihanoukville to me please?
I'm a CMAS *** dive master, however, snorkeling is just as much fun to me.
I'd like to see at least one of the cave temples they have between Kampot and Kep. However, I figure I could do that on the way back to PP.
Thanks for your suggestions
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Is Koh rong worth going to and what are the diving and beaches like?
I am going to Cambodia in Jan/Feb for 3 weeks with a mate and was wondering what is a good budget per day. I am looking to do it on a shoestring and most people I have spoken to say it is easy to do it on less than $30 a day.
Any help would be useful.
I was wondering if there is a bus from Bangkok to Koh Kong in Cambodia?
Hi what is the latest with flooding in Cambodia? The news makes it look awful. I looked at the UK travel advice page and it advises against all travel to Cambodia, but the US page says nothing about it. I will be traveling to Cambodia and Laos in November and wonder if I should cancel or not? I'm planning on flying between cities so won't be bothered too much with much transport. I will be in PP, SR, and the beach. I may go to Pakse but plan to do a Mekong tour in a year a two when I go to Vietnam so I can avoid the river this trip somewhat.
the title says it all. i will be touring by bike, and will need to get from siem reap to phnom
penh (and don't want to cover the same route again).
has anyone ever taken a full-size non-folding mountain bike on one of them fancy-pants
IBIS VIP-type coaches? i'm guessing with a $12 fare, there won't be too many folks
getting picked up roadside carrying refrigerators and bags of live chickens. tourists
should have minimal baggage, lower baggage bays should be mostly empty. i could
i contacted Capital Bus Lines, they say no bikes. (facts on the ground may be different)
IBIS hasn't responded to my email.
yes, it'll fit....done it plenty of times on the green bus in thailand.
Is it now possible to travel Phnom Penh to Ban Lung in 1 day?
The second half of March is the only time our family can go on Vacation
We really wanted to go to Cambodia-
But reading about the time to visit- March seems to be in most Web site- as too hot and better to avoid.. few other web sites did recommend to go in March and try do sightseeing in the early morning or late afternoon.
WE are looking for any inputs from people who traveled on March to Cambodia
Going to be in Phnom Penh 10/26-11/8 working during the weekdays. Anyone else going to be around then interested in exploring during the evenings and weekends? (I'm around late 20's/early 30's - would prefer someone not too far outside of that range).
Please send me a message if you're interested.
Hello everyone. We are group of 5 friends who are going to cambodia from 15.1-15.2. we have read LP travel guide but still we have few questions. We will come to bangkok and from then we will travel to cambodia border(Poipet).Here is my first question. is it better to go first to battambang and then to siam reap becouse we wish to make big cambodian loop(battambang, siam reap, preah vihaer, stung treng, banlung, kratie, sen monrom, kampong cham, phnom phen, kep , kampot, sihanoukville, koh kong and then by thailand coast to bangkok). next question is, is it possible to go from preah vihaer to stung treng or we must go all way arround to reach it through kampong thom-kampong cham-kratie-stung treng. Also We are wondering is it possible to go from banlung to sen monrom. Is these trip doable in 1 month?
So these are first few questions we have and we will be happy if you can help us wi... more »
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