Could anyone tell me the price of Cambodia visa on the Poipet entry?
It's crazed that the local Cambodia Consulate asked me USD$38 for the visa today. I have no idea whether this price is from the goverment. That I am going to get the visa on Poipet for I guess it may lower than the local's.
Are you trying to get a Visa in China as I dont know where you are.
If you travelled to Poipet from Thailand the Visa cost for most nationals is $20 for one month on arrival at the border.
Hope this helps and have a good trip.
al de bes
If you have time, get your Cam. visa in BKK. Official price stamped on the form is $20. If you arrive at the Poipet border w/o the visa, they will charge between 1,000 to 1,1000 baht. That is about $26. They pocket the diiference. Try to get it in BKK at the Cambodian Embassy.
If you do get it in Bangkok at the embassy, though, make sure you realize that it takes at least a full day to get it, although count on getting it back the next day, so don't walk in at noon and hope to have it back by the end of the same day. It does cost a bit more to have it expedited, so in the end, you could wind up paying about as much as a bribe at the border.
It's a constant scam. It is *supposed* to be USD 20 or THB 1000. Naturally, because THB 1000 is roughly equivalent to closter to $25-26, they are probably going to tell you that they take only Thai baht, which is also a lie. Little stamp on the visa does say "USD 20."
And then the pleasure of being accosted by children outside who hardly have a dime to their name, much less $5 or $10. It kind of makes me sick.
Another favorite scam: at Angkor, starting in July (?) of this year, they began charging an extra $3 per person for free required tour guides, which are the same guides available at every hotel and guest house in town. Fun, huh?!
Sorry - just wanted to chuck in another scam warning for SiemReap - if you come in off the plane do not get in one of the taxis at the first 'tourist' desk. They are overpriced (aren't all tourist desks) and the driver will badger you about a trip to the temples that arvo/tomorrow/the next day - whatever. Even if you are quite firm and manage to get to your hotel without agreeing to a tour the driver will stay at your hotel for hours after they have dropped you off in the hope of badgering you into it when you go out for dinner/lunch etc. just too annoying to be bothered with!
if in Siem Reap ask a tuk tuk/whatever to take you to the landmines museum - the non-government one...is privately run and well worth a look - even if it is just to see an area in Cambodia that isn't polished up for tourists.
I stayed at a cheap guesthouse in SR and used a moto driver that hung out there. He spoke very good English and had a new bike. I paid $7/day and was worth it. He took me to the Landmine Museum, the guy running it really has some stories to tell. Try a motorbike guide, good way to get around SR.
Many thanks to all of you.
I stay in Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong (Canton) province which is near HongKong.
The schedule for me is very tight, I will arrive in BKK at night and have to go to Cambodia (Siem Reap) on the next day morning, to save time and cost.
I got the scam news on the talsofasia.com as same as the mater in local consulate before. Though there was a stick indicates the price was $20 on the window, the clerk insisted on I have to pay RMB210 (nearly $25) for the visa and wouldn't let me pay it by USD. Now the stick has been removed and the gentlewoman asked me $38 for the visa as well as waiting for three working days. huh...
Thank you Is this museum built resently? I am planing for it.
The Landmine Museum that we are talking about is run by a Cambo guy that runs it out of his house and a small plot of land. It is worth a visit and he has some good stories of what it was like living under the Pol Pot regime. Hire a motorbike taxi guy for all day and include the museum on your way to Angkor. You can handle all sorts of weapons if that interests you. Good souvenir photos, IMO.