Poipet, where to go from there? The best way to get to siem reap.
A lil bit anxious as to the monopoly at the Cambodian border, on travelling on to siem reap. Is there an easier way to get to siem reap without this hassle. It doesn't read well so far on the reasearch that we've done. Cheers. Reply to this
Do you mean the monopoly on taxi/transport at the border? It's not really something to worry about. You cross the border and negotiate a share taxi to Siem Reap. You may pay more than you want to, but we didn't find it dangerous. It was straight forward enough.
The danger lies in the 'scam bus' from Khao San Road straight through where you are scammed on your visa price, sometimes things go missing from your luggage and you are dropped late at night at an 'associated' guesthouse. I'd say that was the worst way to do it.
You could also cross the border somewhere else and not go straight to Siem Reap. You could cross at Trat/Hat Lek and go to Sihanoukville/Phnom Penh or one of the others.
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Hi, it was the whole Visa/taxi scam system that we were originally worried about. I think we researched it to pieces and mainly focused on the bad stories that were all khao San road stories. So thanks for your info. We crossed with ease and no hassle whatsoever. We knew what to avoid and did easily. Too much research can be a bad thing sometimes. Reply to this
Glad it all went well for you. It's best to be warned and aware of the pitfalls. Reply to this
Easiest way is to get a bus ($9 takes about 4-5 hours). Then a shared taxi ($12 takes 3-4 hours). Reply to this
the visa is easy, you can apply on the internet and you get an answer in 2-3 days. I paid 20 USD for a taxi from Poipet to siem Reap, for 4 persons, so thats ok aswell I guess. After all its a 150 km trip by taxi !
Actually what took the longest was getting out of Thailand and getting back in, the Cambodian border crossing was really easy and pain free, so to say :) Reply to this