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11. Posted by liciece (Full Member 45 posts) 10y

Then anybody knows what about the transport fee by bus between PP-BKK?How much time I should spend?
Too terrible that I need apply the visa every time I enter those countries,so the route is so difficult to decide cause I should save the money as much as possible...

12. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Capitol GH in PP goes to BKK everyday,$13,takes all day. Thailand and Cambodia give you visa on arrival, Thailand 30 day visa is free, Cambodia 30 day visa is $20-25 (bribe). Only VN makes you get a visa before hitting the border, appox $30 in PP.

Now Sihanoukville. I really enjoy the beach/water at S'ville. Nice laid back atmosphere and not expensive. Many places to stay in the Victory Beach Hill area under $8. Food is good and cheap. It is worth 3-4 days of relaxing if you have time.

13. Posted by David_ (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

hey,

you might want to skip Mui Ne. I have been there this year, and there is just nothign. The resorts are along the main street. So depends on where you stay it is a far way to the city. And I don't know if you want to stay in the resort all day long.
But if you get there choose a resort which is far away from the city, otherwise you could find a lot of trash and dirt in the ocean.

The beach is nice, but not perfect. I hear the dunes are great, but I didn't see them, because I left after one night.

Other people did like it

david

14. Posted by liciece (Full Member 45 posts) 10y

Quoting vegasmike6

Capitol GH in PP goes to BKK everyday,$13,takes all day. Thailand and Cambodia give you visa on arrival, Thailand 30 day visa is free, Cambodia 30 day visa is $20-25 (bribe). Only VN makes you get a visa before hitting the border, appox $30 in PP.

Now Sihanoukville. I really enjoy the beach/water at S'ville. Nice laid back atmosphere and not expensive. Many places to stay in the Victory Beach Hill area under $8. Food is good and cheap. It is worth 3-4 days of relaxing if you have time.

1.I get the visa for Thailand is free?Really?
2.Whether it need to make bribe to the border's immigration office?!Can I make the visa of Cambodia in Malaysia?
3.How much time should I spend to go to S'ville from PP?What are the ways to go there?How much each?
4.Under $8 per ppl per day is definitely cheap.Where can I find them?

Thanks.

15. Posted by liciece (Full Member 45 posts) 10y

Quoting David_

hey,

you might want to skip Mui Ne. I have been there this year, and there is just nothign. The resorts are along the main street. So depends on where you stay it is a far way to the city. And I don't know if you want to stay in the resort all day long.
But if you get there choose a resort which is far away from the city, otherwise you could find a lot of trash and dirt in the ocean.

The beach is nice, but not perfect. I hear the dunes are great, but I didn't see them, because I left after one night.

Other people did like it

david

Thanks for your remind.So I think I should plan again.
Anything you know,plz share with me.

Thanks!

16. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

1.I get the visa for Thailand is free?Really?
2.Whether it need to make bribe to the border's immigration office?!Can I make the visa of Cambodia in Malaysia?
3.How much time should I spend to go to S'ville from PP?What are the ways to go there?How much each?
4.Under $8 per ppl per day is definitely cheap.Where can I find them?

1. All countries that I know of. Check with a travel agent locally.

2. You can get the Cambodian visa from Malaysia. If you are in KL or BKK for a few days, go to Cam. Embassy and get it there. Supposed to be $20. More if you are in a hurry. I just grit my teeth and pay the 1,100 baht at the border. Works out to $27. Thieves in uniform.

3. It takes around 4 hours PP-S'ville. Several regular bus companies leave from Central Market PP everyday. Take the Capitol GH bus from PP and they stop Victory Hill. $2-3 one way.

4. It is per room, so very good deal. You want the Victory Beach Hill area. You can walk to the beach and there are a dozen places to stay under $8/room. PM me if you need details.

17. Posted by danalasta (Travel Guru 519 posts) 10y

Maybe this info will help:

"AN INEXPENSIVE TRIP from BANGKOK to CAMBODIA by LAND & SEA"

If you're an adventurous traveler the trip to Phnom Penh, Cambodia from Bangkok, Thailand by land and sea is both challenging and interesting. For the budget conscious it's a $50-60 ROUND TRIP.

BE SURE TO PURCHASE A VISA IN ADVANCE at the Cambodian Embassy in Bangkok prior to your departure. This takes TWO DAYS and you must leave your passport at the embassy with a picture.

YOU CANNOT OBTAIN A CAMBODIAN VISA AT THE BORDER. The Embassy charges $20 US or 1000 baht. Call (662) 254-6630, 253-9851 for specific information.

It is recommended that you take AMERICAN DOLLARS on your trip. They are the currency of choice in Cambodia. Once there you can change dollars to the Cambodian currency, the riel, which is better to use for making small purchases and at the markets. You will get more for your money when you make small purchases by paying in riel.

The Thai baht is accepted but you will lose some purchasing power as the exchange rate favors the dollar.

After being processed you will have to travel several miles [10-15 minutes] to the dock to catch a small boat for a ten minute ride that will take you across the river to Koh Kong city to take the FERRY (big boat). The ferry will take you on a 3-4 hour trip Sihanoukville/Kampong Som, Cambodia. The ferry departs at 8 am. THERE IS ONLY ONE FERRY A DAY.

At Cambodian customs taxi and motor bike drivers will offer their services to take you to a small boat that crosses the river to the ferry. NEGOTIATIONS ARE IN ORDER. The closer you are to the ferry departure time YOU LOSE negotiating power. The price SHOULD BE NO MORE THAN 50 baht per person. They will try and take you for as much as they can. If you take a taxi alone you will probably be charged more.

It is recommended that you travel in a group of three or more. The taxi ride should be 50 baht per person with MORE THAN ONE PERSON IN THE CAR. The motor bike ride SHOULD BE 30-50 baht for one person. It is unlikely that you will negotiate a 30 baht price.

It is advised to take the small boat to the ferry to with a group to share the expense OR you may be faced with having to pay 100-300 baht for the boat on your own. The taxi or motor bike driver will tell you HIS PRICE includes the fare for the small boat to the ferry... IT DOESN'T. If it does…as they say in Thailand…"U - LUCKY."

At the small boat dock at the river, the boat driver will give you a price. It has been my experience on one trip that the price was changed it in the middle of the river. This was while the ferry was sounding it's horn alerting for it's soon to be departure.

Diplomacy is in order here. When you're in the middle of a river in Cambodia and you have a problem who are you going to call? "Ghost Busters" and "Superman" won't be there to help you.

It's important to pick a riverboat driver that you feel you can TRUST. If you're a late arrival and the other boats have departed you are at their mercy. My crisis was handled but that's another story.

Insist that they take you DIRECTLY TO THE FERRY. In many cases they will try to drop you off down the shoreline and tell you to take one of their friends motor bikes to the ferry.

You can pay the ferry fare on the ship. The fare is $15 US or 600 baht (around $16). This is where having dollars works in your favor and you can save money. Make sure you don't purchase tickets from a guesthouse. On a recent trip there were passengers WHO DID and they had to pay AGAIN on the boat. The Ferry Company didn't authorize what they purchased.

An air-conditioned bus to Phnom Penh MAY be waiting for you at the Sihanoukville dock parking area. Depending on unknown factors the bus may not be there. If this is the case you can then take a motor bike to town and then take the bus to Phnom Penh from one of the two bus stations. They are both in the same block in the center of town.

One US dollar will cover the motorbike ride to town. If you have Cambodian currency you can bargain.

18. Posted by liciece (Full Member 45 posts) 10y

Through my plan,finally I should fail all the routes except Thailand.But I will do those exciting route again later...
Thanks for every help...

19. Posted by David_ (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y

Sorry for letting you wait or so long. I hope you still gonna check this forum or the infos are not too late.
I haven't been to Sihanoukville Beach, but I heard it is nice, not a paradise beach, but nice, and a beautiful city. But that is just what I heard.
I can recommend Nha Trang. The thing is that it is a pretty big city which is not too nice. The beach is good but again, don't expect it to be paradise-like. Many tourists there. But now lets get to the good news: "The sailing club". It is right at the beach and is beautiful. Every night there is a big party with dancing (barefeed (great)) or a band or something. It is great every night, so much fun, much more fun, than I ever had at home. Compared to europa or the us the drinks are still cheap, compared to 95% of the clubs and bars in the rest of vietnam it is very expensive. But like I said, for tourists still cheap. You might be wondering why I write so much about it, but it is just one beach bar and it totally burned itself in my memories. It is great.

If you are in Saigon you should definetly take a tour to the "Caodai-Temple" which is amazing. When you get there you probably see a big ceremony where all the monks a nuns are gonna pray and sing. It is amazing! Don't miss it. When you book at Sinh Cafe they'll take you there by the time the ceremony starts, but better double check with them. (You can combine it with the Cu-Chi-Tunnels).

Wich areas are yu going to? Then I can give you more infos if you need.

have a nice day. I'm jealous not be there yet :(
david

20. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

liciece;
Disregard the info in post #17. 'danalasta' did a cut/paste from an old source. You most certainly can get a Cambodian visa 'on arrival' when you hit the border. There is now a bridge across the water at the Koh Kong border crossing; you do not get into small boats anymore. PM me again if you have more questions.