What is the best way to obtain tourist visa to Cambodia. I am a US citizen. Thank you.
I´m going to Siem Reap in mid November and I´m, of course, going to see the Temples of Angkor. I will stay in a hotel in Seim Reap.
I don´t like participating in group tours, I prefer to discover new places on my own so I can take my time.
And I´ve read a lot and I would like to discover the temple area on a bicyle. Is it possible to hire a bicyle and do it on my own? Is it safe and easy?
How long time will it take fron Siem Reap to Angkor Wat by bicyle and is it easy to navigate?
I´m going to Siem Reap in mid November.
Will stay there for 5 nights and I will, of course, visit Ankor Wat and the temple area for a couple of days, visit Siem Reap and do some sightseing.
Another importand thing is to chill, relax and load my batteris by the pool on a nice resort.
The hotel is very important for me. I´m looking for a nice hotel with a great pool and I´ve found two good places but I can´t decide. Saem Siemreap Hotel or Lotus Blanc Resort. Both with very nice reviews on TripAdvisor.
But I´m a little bit concerned of the location. They are both located outside the city center, especially Lotus Blanc Resort.
And I´m also a little bit concerned about the pool on Saem Siemreap Hotel. That the pool is located in the shadow between the buildings.
Any experiences on any of these two hotels?
How important is the location of the hotel? Or is it so small so I can take a tuk tuk wethever I want? Or is it a disadvantage to have a hotel outside the city center.
Any other suggestions?
Today I also found Memoire d' Angkor Boutique Hotel which is located a little bit closer.
My wife and I intend to travel to Siem Reap in November with our 12 year old son. It would be a dedicated Angkor Wat visit, want to spend most of the time, about 4 days, at the temple complex during the daytime.
The best way for us to get there seems to be a flight into SR from Bangkok, but some of them do not reach in day times. Is it ok to reach in late evening or at night?
We would want to stay in a happening active neighbourhood where we could entertain ourselves and the child in the evenings. Stepping out on the street and wandering about town are actually fine, so we are a little apprehensive of the larger hotels/properties. On the flip side, larger hotels possibly have better in-compound activities from a child's point of view. So suggestions would be welcome about the choice of hotel.
We are lacto-vegetarians and are somewhat concerned about the ease of finding our kind of food. We have never traveled in SE Asia, except Sri Lanka where it was tough finding vegetarian food. I have heard that vegans are either frowned upon or are rendered a laughing stock in Cambodia ;-) hence would like to know.
Any comments, suggestions to help us make the most out of our trip would be welcome.
Thanks and cheers!
My husband and I want to get from Langkawi to Cambodia cheaply. Does anyone know a cheap way to get to Phnom Pehn or Siem Reap or anywhere else in Cambodia.
Is it recommended to wear raincoat and flip slops when it is raining in Phnom Penh? Is August a month of floods for Phnom Penh? Should i cancel my 2D1N trip to Phnom Penh on 6 August in that case?
We have 14-15 days on the ground in Cambodia and am looking for 2 or 3 areas to visit during this time so we are not spending the entire trip traveling from place to place. We want culture/history/nature as well as beach/fun/sun. It's 2 couples, all ladies and we are between 33-40yrs old. Seems like we would want to go to Siem Reapp & Phnom Penh and then add in a beach town or island.
When it comes to the beach town and or island we want beauty and are hoping for an place that has some lively beach bars. We enjoy gathering for drinks, meeting fellow travelers and something with a bit of a night life.
We aren't budget travelers or high end. We like hotels/bungalows or other accommodations that are friendly, clean and don't mind paying $50-$85 a night. Any suggestions are appreciated and I am more than happy to answer questions if it would help with your suggestions.
Christy in Alaska
Need an itinerary suggestions for 8 days for a possible Vt meet in Cambodia. Many of us from India, some from Australia, and a few others from other parts are interested in making this happen. Some members who have visited Cambodia a few times have offered to help (hope they respond here too)
So I'm traveling to Cambodia in a couple months for about 5-6 days, I've never been before. What should I make sure not to miss?
Hi, Camboda VT,
I recommend booking on Cambodia Angkor Air web-site but not Cambodia Bayon Airlines' web-site. You will have problem settling Bayon Airlines' ticket payment if you are not in Cambodia. Has anyone also tried to book on-line with Bassaka Air and Apsara International Air?
Do Bassaka Air and Apsara International Air have inflight magazines?
Looking to travel to Phnom Penh from Siem by boat in mid / late January. Have heard contradicting reports that water levels may be too low.??, and that Angkor Express is the only option.
Firstly, is this a reasonably reliable service.?....taking late departures and adverse weather as the norm.
Secondly, is there storage on board for a large dive bag...or will I end up sitting on it on the roof.? ( that appeals.!)
I could take the bus, but a long, wild and probably unpredictable venture across the Cambodian countryside on water really appeals. One other thing....does it leave from the centre of Siem Reap.?....and where does it terminate in Phnom Penh....(is it fairly central).?
Any advice, tips or suggestions greatly appreciated. Solo travel with no kids or family in tow, so used to roughing it.!!
Hello, do you know how to buy Snake wine on Internet ? Thank you.
Can someone advise me about hotels in Siem Reap? My adult daughter and I will be staying for three nights in July. I have tentatively booked at Diamond d’Angkor Boutique Hotel but my travel agent has suggested either Angkor Heritage Boutique Hotel or Hollywood Angkor Boutique Hotel, both of which are quite a bit cheaper. I want somewhere that is not too far off the beaten track with easy access to markets, and the major tourist attractions.
I'll spend 3 nights in S.R. Which area do you suggest to stay? I would like to visit Angkor Wat and also enjoy the evenings in a nice neighbourhood to meet people.
Advice please on travel from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh. We do not want to fly if at all possible and ideally we would not like to go via Phnom Penh.
questions are..... Is it possible on bus / coach.......... how long would it take......... and the cost
I am heading to Sihanoukville In a few days for a week but have been told to avoid that and go to the islands instead.
Any advice on which island is best to go to out of Koh Rong and Koh Rong Saloem? I am a solo female traveller, looking to meet people but not necessarily for all night drinking sessions, but I don't want to be surrounded by only couples either!
Budget is $10 a night so any advice on accommodation around this price range would be greatly appreciated too.
Hi! I'm planning on taking my first trip to SE Asia for about 7 weeks (I'm 20, F) and going solo. I was hoping to hit cambodia, vietnam, philippines, and indonesia. I did some research and found great hostels in each place but am unsure about how to even approach the trip (I've gone to Africa solo before but stayed in one place which made it easy). While I want to have the freedom to go wherever whenever i want, Im not exactly comfortable with wandering solo looking for a place to sleep. Does anyone have any opinion on whether or not booking in advance is a good/bad idea, and maybe how long I'd want to spend in each place? Also, any ideas on the best way to travel from country to country?
We are planning 2016 travels next year and part of them we hope to travel from Ho Chi MInh City to Kep and Kampot .
We have never visited Kep or Kampot before but look good stop off points en rout to Sihanoukville where we have visited.
Any information about Kep or Kampot would be appreciated.
Are they good places to stop off, how long in each, what to see and do.
We love eco type matters eating and drinking and generally relaxing.
what would be the best areas to stay in these two places.
Is it easy to travel from Vietnam (probably Ha Tien) to kep?
We don't have choice because of seat sale that we availed which covers 8 days in Siem Reap. I think that would be way too long and we might get impatient once we have already toured major attractions of Siem Reap. We will be staying in Mandalay Inn Siem Reap. Can you please suggest other places to visit after Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon, etc? We are afraid that on our 5th day, there will be no more places to see after we covered the popular ones. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance.
Hi, Phnom Penh VT,
Is there any hotel near CEIB Building in La Russia Boulevard, Phnom Penh?
Hi, Phnom Penh VT,
How to travel to Phnom Penh Seventh-Day Adventist Church?
I am writing this on behalf of a friend, she recently lost her son in a place called Pia (think thats how its spelt) and she is wanting to go back and visit where he was, along with visiting cambodia, vietnam think she mentioned Burma too, probably a few other places. She is talking of going on her own and we, her friends are worried about her travelling on her own as she is in her 70s. We have been trying to see if there are any tour operators that will fit her needs but so far have not come up with any.
Can anyone give any good advice as to how we could help her organise this trip, she said she did have to travel quite a way to the place her son was staying when he died, Im sure she said there were alot of bends in the mountains to reach this place and would probably need a guide. When she was there I think they flew to bangkok, am wondering if this place Pia could be reached from another destination.
Thank you to anyone who takes the trouble to read this, hope you can offer some advice.
In March I want to travel from PP to Siem reap early morning.
I would like to use Ibis .Can I make advance internet bookings or is it better to book in situ.Is the internet booking reliable.Will it issue a booking ref on payment?
What about Sorya -where is the booking office and Bus Stations at either end
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.