Can anyone answer the following questions please??
1. Is it possible to do to the VISA for Cambodia at the border from Thailand?
2. Is it better to have 2 entry VISAS for Thailand before or is it possible to do to the VISA for Thailand at the border from Cambodia as we intend to got back to Thailand after our visit at Cambodia?
3. Is Angkor Wat enough to get a nice experience of Cambodia or better visit other places?
Hope to hear from loads of you.
travelling from thailand to cambodia via air, got visa when i arrived (UK citizen). The same thailand visa covered me for re-entry into thailand 8 days later (no need for a second visa) - this was 1.5 years ago.
The main point of my message- u must go to the angkor wat temple complex...a true highlight of southeast asia and an amazing place. Bargin with the drivers in siam reap to get a good 2 or 3 day deal to drive u around the complex (u can do it in 2 if ur in a hurry), and turn up early to get your pass on the first day (or else the coach tours turn up and you'll have to queue for a while). Take a packed lunch so u dont have to waste time getting food.
Then u should go to phonm penn and see the prison and killing fields (read up a bit before u go)- not "fun," but an incredibly humbling experience - they will soon no doubt rope of the killing fields, but when i was there, there were femurs stacked up against a tree--so see it in it's raw state (unless they've already cleared it up).
You can get a Cambodian visa upon arrival at airports in Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, and also at the land border entry at Poipet. But...the Poipet dudes like to charge the visa fee in Thai baht, so be prepared to pay more than the usual US$20 for the tourist visa. Going back to Thailand you should not need an additional visa if you are staying 30 days or less.
As the previous poster said: Angkor is a MUST. If you are pressed for time, do Angkor/Siem Reap over Phnom Penh. But if you have a few weeks, there are other wonderful places to check out in Cambodia such as Battambang, Kampot, etc. Or take a boat up the Mekong River and check out Kompong Cham and Kratie. Or further north to Rattanakiri. Beaches at Sihanoukville, also. You could easily spend a month in Cambodia.
1. Yes, at all the main border crossings, but not at one or two smaller ones. Note that if you get a bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap, for example, they will stop for lunch before the border and process teh visa whilst you wait. BUT the bus company etc will take commission and you will pay upto 10usd more. If doing it on your own, its no problem to get at border although you often have to queue. Cheapest place is in Bangkok beforehand.
2. You don't actually need a visa unless you plan to stay more than 30days. You will be stamped out of Thailand, and then given another 30days free when you reenter. You only need a visa to work (and many don*t even have that) or for longer than 30day stays (but visa runs easy and offered everywhere)
3. You can't go to Cambodia and NOT go to Angkor, and it is amazing. Having said that, it is unique, so for a taste of actual cambodian life, at leat try to get to Phnom Penh (and the Killing fields etc) as well. Many people also go to Sikhounaville, which is turning into a kind of backpacker beach resort ghetto. If you can stop for at least one night in somewhere other than those 3, you will see part of Cambodia that 95%+ of other tourists don*t ever see.