Border crossing Laos - Cambidia
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Jan 30, 2012 2:58 AM Last Post By: TRRK
Jan 28, 2012 4:08 AM
Border crossing Laos - CambidiaHi,
I'm planing to go from Don Det to Siem Reap.
Heard some bad stories about people booking a bus and then having to change to a mini van after crossing to Cambodia, and people being dropped off a few kilometers from Siem Reap and then having to spend the night where the tuk tuk driver tells them and so on..
I wanted to know if there is a better way to cross the border and make my way to Siem Reap??
I have time so stopping on the way is an option. I read about Kratie but I couldn't get information about getting there from the border or getting out of there to Siem Reap.
Would love to hear your suggestions..
Jan 28, 2012 4:16 AM
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Jan 28, 2012 5:36 AM
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Jan 30, 2012 12:12 AM
6Most tourist minivans are rip- offs, by most I mean 99.99%.
Best catch the Sorya bus from Pakse to Kampong Cham (get on wherever you are on those 4000 Backpacker Isalands, get off wherever you want, Kratie or Stung Treng or Kampong Cham. Overnight, catch the next bus to Siem Reap.
Know the difference between a minivan working for a tourist business and a coach/ bus working for a transport company. That will solve all your problems.
Do you know if there is a bus from Kratie to Siem Reap?
There's none. You go throught the hub of the northeast, Kampong Cham.
Edited by: HenningWessel
Jan 30, 2012 2:58 AM
7Our trip from Don Det to Kratie involved a minibus to the Cambodian border and then you get on a Cambodian bus run by one of the regular bus companies (not a special tourist bus). There were buses from 3 different companies at the border but one arrived in Kratie 2 hours after our bus.
We travelled from Kratie to Siem Reap by bus. You can buy it as one ticket which involved a quick change of bus (same company) at a gas station somewhere before Kampong Cham. It took all day (~ 7am to 4pm).
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