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1. Posted by matrix99 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 11 Jun '04 04:50

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Hi Guys,

Does anyone have any recommendations on accomodation in Siem Reap? Im not on a desperately low budget so im not looking for shared dorms etc.
Also any advice on the easiest way of getting from BKK to Siem Reap would be apprecieted.

(Sorry if im repeating a recent thread, but looking back through the threads i cant find any answers to my questions)

Cheers ;)

g

2. Posted by travelfish (Full Member, 75 posts) 11 Jun '04 21:16

Red Piano in the centre of town is a good budget option. For the overland trip, best you take a look at the tales of asia site (http://www.talesofasia.com) which focuses on getting out info about that trip. Its a straightforward trip, get the train or public bus from Bangkok to the border then a share taxi from the border to Siem Riep Whatever you do, don't get a minibus tour thing from Khao San Rd.

Hope that helps

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3. Posted by aitor (Full Member, 101 posts) 12 Jun '04 01:25

Hi,

We stayed in SienReap in 2001.

About BKK to Sien Reap you have two ways: plain or van. We went by van/minibus, bought the ticket near Kao San Road in BKK.

About accomodation, Sien Reap, and Cambodia in general is cheap, you will easily find accomodation for the money you want to pay. I have not the reference of the place we stayed, but I can assure you there are a lot of them in Sien Reap.

Regards

Aitor

4. Posted by e.posma (Budding Member, 2 posts) 12 Jun '04 10:29

I agree: Red Piano is the place to be.
Be careful: never ever ever book a bus trip including accommodation in Seam Reap in Bangkok. We ended up in a dump voor 40 dollars a night and changed to the Red Piano next morning.
Try "Red Piano Siem Reap" on Google, I'm sure there'll be some useful info for you.
Good luck!
Eveline, Amsterdam.

5. Posted by matrix99 (Budding Member, 2 posts) 16 Jun '04 03:13

Thanks for that guys. Bit confused now about catching the bus to the border which is what i was planning on doing. Im going to have to get my thinking cap on

6. Posted by aitor (Full Member, 101 posts) 16 Jun '04 04:54

Hi,

There is no problem at the border Thai/Cambodia. Maybe you loose an hour or so, but it is a curious place.

Regards,

Aitor

7. Posted by travelfish (Full Member, 75 posts) 16 Jun '04 18:29

Its straightforward.

1) Go to the northern bus station (called Morchit).
2) Get a bus to Aranyprathet (they leave throughout the day and take around 5 hours.
3) At Aranyprathet, get a tuktuk to the border.
4) cross border (if you don't already have a visa you can get one there).
5) Once over the border, IGNORE ALL TOUTS and walk to the roundabout - ie straight ahead a coupla hundred metres.
6) Get a share taxi to Siem Riep - I recommend payng for two seats and thus taking the front seat without having to share it.

Check the Tales of Asia site I mentioned earlier for more in depth info and pricing details.

DO NOT under ANY circumstances, book an overland trip from Khao San Road. You will be ripped off and have a very uncomfortable trip.

Hope this helps

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