What are good places to visit on a day trip around the Cambodian capital?.Are their any decent Mekong excursions?
Thanks for your help
What company does good Ankor wat day tours?
Thanks in anticipation of your help
Where is the Ibis Bus Station located in Siem reap please?
We want to stay in a spa hotel at the end of our trip but want it to be more Cambodian than big hotel chain. We have seen the Belmond which looks amazing but VERY expensive, is it worth the splurge or are there other hotels you can recommend?
I foolishly bought a flight to Myanmar without checking the criteria for a visa beforehand.
I have 5 months left on my passport instead of the required 6 and have no time to wait for a new passport as I live in Cambodia.
Is there a sort of 'tax' I can pay at the border to ensure entry? I have heard the airport is fairly lenient about some things and since I am only staying for two days I was hoping they would see their way clear to accepting some sort of on the spot payment.
If I do not at least try then I will lose the money for my flight.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
PS...I do not need to have my own foolishness reiterated to me :)
Hi ! ~ Am flying to Siem Reap: do I need to prepare something ahead for the visa upon arrival or can i do it all once landed? Price? Formalities?
We will be in Siem Reap for 4 nights early Feb and I would like to take my wife to a first class hotel or other venue that provides British Style High Tea.
Would also consider any venue providing a Traditional Cambodia High Tea.
When in Bangkok we have visited the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel that provides a Thai High Tea ( afternoon), traditional Thai Food. We will revisit in Feb after we depart Siem Reap.
Would appreciate any restaurants ( mid range price & good food) in Siem Reap for evening meals, our hotel is walking distance from Pub Street.
Hi, I'm a UK citizen planning Avery last minute trip to Asia, Thailand, can odia, possibly Laos and Vietnam. I think it's probably best to get an evisa for Cambodia as saves hassle but I'm not sure if our port of entry. I'm sure I read on their website that you can make amendments but I can't fund that link anymore so wo ndeed if anyone knew about this and whether you have to pay again? Also any tips for a slightly classier place in cambodia for new year?
I am planning to do a 6 days trip in January along with some friends of mine to Cambodia. This is our itinerary--
Day1 Arrival at Phnom Penh
Visit Wat Phom temple; walk along river Mekong
Visit Tuol sleng Prison, royal palace, silver pagoda and national museum
travel by road from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Visit Banteay Srey, Walk along Khmer villages in Pheam Pradak, See Palm sugar processing; Pirasat Kravan, Siah Srang; Banteay Kdei, Ta Pholm
Visit all places near South Gate
Bayon Temple, Ankorwat temple
Sunset from Phom Bakheng Hills
Visit Crong Kneas Village
Boat ride to Tonle sap
Go to airport after lunch.
Please also let me know
1. Is it possible to get vegan food in Cambodia?
Any other suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.
What is the best way to get around PNomh Penh and Siem Reap with a backpack?
Are they safe cities?
We are about to get a ticket to go by bus to SR and are a little confused by the mixed reviews with Sapaco And melkongexpress. Does any one have recent experiences or suggestions on which one is a better option?
I've heard a bit about the scams with the visas at the border crossings going into Cambodia.
Are these scams still active?
Can a e visa avoid these problems?
Is their a better way of getting from Bangkok to Siem Reap?
Thanks for your help
I am thinking of going to Cambodia for about 3 weeks either in May or July, 2015. Advice or suggestions regarding the best time to visit (weather, crowds, prices, etc.)
Hi, i'll like to know whether a tuk-tuk able to bring 4 passengers or only two maximum?
Has anyone applied for the Cambodian visa thru e-visa that the embassy site offers on its site? Just want to hear some feedback about it.
I'm planning to but just heard from someone that her travel agent is discouraging her to do it.
I'l also concerned but unfortunately I couldn't find out what's the best a Taxi or Tuk-Tuk ? Can a Taxi acceed near the different temples or is a Tuk-Tuk more convenient for people with limited mobility ? I'll be there begin of february.
Help . Somebody knows the price of a taxi from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville ? Thanks in advance !
Is there still a standard rate for tuk-tuk in Phnom Phen ? Only short distances in the city of course.
i am an indian n most of my frds & relative travel abroad through a tour operator which i dont like. i love photography & wish to travel alone and make my own itinerary. cambodia is my destination & i wish to document angkor and other temple. i can book ticket & land in cambodia but please guide me on following - if there is need to book budget hotel in advance or after landing we can search, how to take a reliable guide who can get us to the various places, can we search guide through net, if this type of independent tour is gonna be cheaper then the organized tour. i went to singapore & malaysia through organized tour but i was very disappointed by the itinerary and the services.
I love photography & I wish to document Angkor temples in Cambodia. If you require to take permission for photography in temples? If use of Tripod is allow in temples & other monuments? If I require to take prior permission to use tripod.
Please suggest me a reliable guide (registered) who can manage ticketing, accommodation, entry of monuments & temples. if possible please provide me his/her name, Email ID, contact numbers etc.
Please also suggest any home stay accommodation where i can enjoy local hospitality.
I'm going backpacking in Cambodia in January and I have no clue what to do there. Any Ideas?
Has anyone done a road or a road and train trip from Siem Reap to Bangkok recently? Have searched under 'Transportation' in relevant VT pages but could not find any mention.
I have gone through advice in http://www.seat61.com/ and
What was the journey like? Which bus and/or train did you avail of? What was the duration of the entire journey? Was it too tiring and/or stressful? What was your experience at the border crossing? Did you do an e-visa for both Cambodia and Thailand beforehand?
Would be extremely grateful for any advice which is fairly current.
I'm arriving in Phnom Penh in the morning at the end of September and want to catch a bus to Siem Reap the following morning. (I'll be coming back to PP for a few days at the end…) A friend recommended Capitol buses. Do you think there would be a problem in obtaining a seat for the following day or would I have to try to book in advance? I have no idea how crowded the buses would be at that time of year.
Thanks in anticipation!
I'm trying to do a very last minute 9 or 10 day trip to Cambodia in end September/first week October. My other travel plans fell through and I've set my heart on Cambodia. But I've really got to book my flights!
I want to fly direct to Cambodia with no overnight stopovers. My main question is, if I fly into and out of Phnom Penh, could I do a triangle of PP, Siem Reap, Battambang, PP? I can catch a bus or fly to SR, and take a boat to Battambang (I think), but is it easy to get from Battambang back to PP?
A friend tells me I should fly into PP and out of SR, but I sort of like the idea of coming back to PP...
I figure the main thing is to get my flights booked and worry about the itinerary later. This brings me to my second question: I'm banking on it being fairly easy to get accommodation in September/October. Is that correct? I can book ahead a couple of weeks…
Any (fast) advice would be much appreciated.
Anyone of you out there have been (or travelled) to this highway before? :)
It seems like an interesting spot to see while in Cambodia.
I would like to know more about the details and maybe some photos. I tried googled it and so far still haven't found any good articles or blog post about it.
Please share your thoughts :)
Cheers! Choong Ching
My friend and I will spend four days in Siem Reap in January. As this is our last days before heading back to the snow in Scandinavia we would like to spend some time by the pool as well.
We have found some hotels with pools, but from their websites it is hard to understand if the pool has lots of sun during the afternoon and early evening. The plan is to do temples in the mornings and sunbathing after lunch.
Can anyone recommend a hotel with sunny poolside for a maximum of about $ 40 per night in central Siem Reap?
Thanks from Lena
Looking for info on a long stay (costs, for a 1-3 month trip)
any advise will be great
Many reviews for the hotels in tripadvisor recommend getting the tour guides at the hotel, not my usual practice. However, i am concerned about the weather in my September visit and would like more arrangement flexibility. Assuming I stay at a decent hotel, would hotel arrangements be wise?
Am I mad considering this? I have a week or 2 in August I can get away, planning to take my 3yr old back to S.E Asia somewhere. Last July we based at Ao Nang, with stopovers at SiN and BKK. After some exploring, relaxing, play with local kids. Is it pushing it to try and visit a beach as well as Siem Reap and Angkor (and/or less challenging ruins) or should we just stick with a hotel pool? Any ideas that would be particularly fun for her?
I don't want to explore Cambodia in the typical touristy way (tour bus with 20 people). What are some off the beaten path tour companies/operators that allow you to see more of the rural side of Cambodia? I'm also looking for a private local tour operator for the one and only-Angkor Wat. Any suggestions?