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.
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!