Replies: 9 - Last Post: Jan 23, 2013 9:56 AM Last Post By: CMBurns
Jan 21, 2013 9:37 AM
Jan 21, 2013 11:53 AM
1Nope, no onward travel requirement for Cambodia. Cambodia has true VOA (visa on arrival) just fill out the form, pay $20USD and hand over a visa photo, very easy. Just be sure to have U$D, trying to pay in other currency will REALLY cost you.
Jan 21, 2013 12:16 PM
Jan 21, 2013 6:39 PM
Jan 21, 2013 7:30 PM
Jan 22, 2013 7:26 AM
5Hello, many apologies for walking a well-trodden path of questioning but I'm a bit confused about the visas into Cambodia and am taking my sister and my 72 year old Dad to see Angkor Wat and would so like it to run smoothly. I plan to cross at Poipet (taking early train from Bangkok or staying in Aranyaprathet if kin don't fancy early start, then taking taxi from poipet to siem reap) returning the same way probably. He likes trains and we have the time. (we have limited money but I did consider flying one way.... possibly out as there seems to be an airport tax coming in but not leaving, currently weighing up pros and cons and doing the maths)
Please can you advise if we are better to get e-visas or is Poipet ok for visa on arrival if our dollars are crisp? passport space is not an issue (unfortunately!)
any extra tips fully appreciated.
Jan 22, 2013 12:24 PM
6Well, sorry but the airport tax leaving Cambodia is $25USD (unless it's gone UP!) should be included in the ticket price.
This trip is MUCH easier than it was just a few years back. Most of the problems are on the Thai side of the border. DO NOT let a taxi/tuk-tuk driver tell you to get a visa on the Thai side. EXIT Thailand then just follow the crowd to Cambodian immigration, be sure to have $20USD each (don't even need to be crisp bills). Paying the extra $5 each for the E-visa really doesn't save any hassle, spend the money on beer, much better value.
Take note that the train from/to BKK is single class, 2nd or maybe 3rd, with HARD seats!
Jan 22, 2013 7:07 PM
Jan 23, 2013 5:03 AM
Jan 23, 2013 9:56 AM
9Yeah, cushion is a good idea! I would go with the over night at the border option. The morning train leaves at something like 4 dark 30! See http://www.talesofasia.com for some "older" trip reports on this crossing and maybe some hotel suggestions in Aaranya. Also look at http://wwwcanbypublications.com for border crossing and a LOT of other good Cambodia info.
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