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Bangkok to Pnom Pehn and Ankor Wat.

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1. Posted by rifarrel (Budding Member 34 posts) 10y

Hey guys,
Can anyone give me advice on how to get from Bangkok to Pnom Pehn.I'd also like to visit Ankor Wat and Siepream.How long would this take and what's the visa situation?Is acconodation easy to get in Cambodia and what is the usual cost?Thanks a million.
Rich.

2. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

To get from Bangkok to Phnom Penh, get a cheap flight with air asia:

http://www.airasia.com/site/en/home.jsp

Flight should only take about an hour. You can get a Cambodian visa on arrival or in advance (this will probably cost you more). It costs $20 & you will need one passport photo.

Best way to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is by coach, this is a fairly easy journey (takes about 5-6hours), with good roads & should only cost you around $5, if not less. Just watch out for the guesthouse/tuk tuk touts when you get to Siem Reap, it's crazy & you'll get mobbed.

Cambodia is very easy to get accomadation, you will not need to book in adavance. It is sometimes useful to have a name ready when you get to a new place. There are heaps of budget places to stay for travelers. The lake area in Phnom Penh is the cheapest as little as $2 a night! More upmarket is Sisowath Quay, by the river, which is much nicer, but a little pricer. As for Siem Reap, travelers stay around the market area, We stayed in a lovely guesthouse, which was $13, but there are loads of even cheaper places then that.

Send me a message if you require any more information, I'll be happy to help.

3. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

Quoting Laura_B

Flight should only take about an hour. You can get a Cambodian visa on arrival or in advance (this will probably cost you more). It costs $20 & you will need one passport photo.

this is great advise, wish i would've known that info before i went to Cambo...........as for ankgor wat

i wrote a little review about the place here http://www.zachmoreno.com/article/5/december-2005-phnom-penh-cambodia

4. Posted by rifarrel (Budding Member 34 posts) 10y

Thanks guys,
do you reckon three weeks and a bit, is a reasonable amount of time to see Thailand and Cambodia?

5. Posted by zachary (Respected Member 471 posts) 10y

Quoting rifarrel

Thanks guys,
do you reckon three weeks and a bit, is a reasonable amount of time to see Thailand and Cambodia?

well, Siem Reap and Pnom Pehn are about a 5hr taxi ride, so it's not too bad, and you can actually see some cool ass stuff on that ride.........so if ya spent like 2-3 days in Siem Reap and 2-3 days in Pnom Pehn, i would spend the rest in Thailand, since for all i know there is more places in Thailand you'd might want to see.....Phuket, Koa Samui, Koa Phi Phi, Pattaya, Bangkok, etc etc (and tons more i've heard of that i havent been to yet)

6. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 10y

Quoting rifarrel

Hey guys,
Can anyone give me advice on how to get from Bangkok to Pnom Pehn.I'd also like to visit Ankor Wat and Siepream.How long would this take and what's the visa situation?Is acconodation easy to get in Cambodia and what is the usual cost?Thanks a million.
Rich.

Another way to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is by boat. You can take a boat ride up to Siem Reap. Takes about 4 hours. Take some snacks with you if you do choose this way. On a big lake for part of the way with some of the biggest catfish in the world caught there.

You can get a ride out to the "Killing Fields" and the Chen Ek Museum is worth a look too (if it is still open, heard it might be closing.) Motorcycle taxi's were pretty cheap for getting around town.