I am planning a trip in November to Thailand, and have 7-9 days available at the end. Is this enough time to visit Cambodia? Can anyone offer tips about travel to Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh? Is a week enough time? Any useful suggestions about innexpensive trave would be great. THanks! Reply to this
absolutely u have time. siem reap..the killing fields, shooting guns, the market, museum
phnom penh angkor wat...u cant miss it.
you'll ahve plenty of time to see all that you want. beautiful countryside, and angkor wat is a must if your in that part of the world Reply to this
You can definately do it in 7-9 days. My boyfriend and I had 3 weeks in Cambodia which I think was too long. The main things to see are Angkor Wat (maybe two days otherwise you will get templed out) just outside Siem Reap. Do not miss S21 Prison Camp (Tuol Sleng) when in Phnom Pehn. It is heart wrenching.
We were also in Sihanoukville but the beaches were only so-so. Good enough if you want to get away from the city though. We just got the bus , the roads are good and it is cheap. I think that it was about 5 hours from Siem Reap to Phnom Pehn and we paid $4 and the bus trip to Sihanoukville from Phnom Penh was about 4 hours and cost $6 or $7. It is airconditioned, you get water and food and there was also a toilet on one the buses.
Have a great time!! Reply to this
Yes for sure, you have plenty of time. My friend and I did Phnom Penh (killing fields, S21 Genocide Museum, orphanage "Light House Orphanage" you can volunteer there/the most amazing children ever!, markets, these are all a must in PP). Then we head out to Siem Reap for 4 days to visit Angkor. I agree with Littlest Hobo, after 2 days you'll be "templed out", but it's an amazing place! There's not much to do in Siem Reap, so 3 days is plenty. we did all this in 6 days and our last day we pretty much lazed around Siem Reap.
As for transportation we took the speed boat from PP to SR, supposed to be only 6 hrs I believe, but it was dry season and the water was very low (took us 9 hours) 21$US if I'm correct. But bus is cheaper. From SR to Poipet (Thailand), we opted for the minibus (don't & do reccommend it: it's one of the worst bus rides I've been on for 5 hours, bad roads, hot & painful, BUT I do reccommend it because it's quite an experience and you'll have plenty of stories about it after ;o) I hear that the best way is to hire a taxi to drive you to the border (get 4 people or so and split the cost, comes up to about the same) quicker and more comfortable.
So I highly suggest you go to Cambodia, you have plenty of time. You'll love it! A GREAT country I fell in love with.
Have a amazing time1
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We spent 4 days in Cambodia at Siem Reap and found it to be amazing. We were able to see all the temples and also visit some of the outlying areas. We did not get templed out at all, it was too amazing for that. We split each day up so we got to see plenty, be in cool places for sunset and stopped for lunch and dinner at little food places that were good and cheap. We stayed at this little hotel in town called the Rama Hotel and it included breakfast. We picked up a driver from the airport service and ended up hiring him for the entire time we were there. He was awesome. We were with him from 9am to 9pm every night. He took us every where we wanted to go and didn't try to force any of the "rich tourist trap" crap on us. We ate cheap, found a place to have laundry done, used the Internet, went to a carnival that was in town while we were there, attended a wedding reception (friend of our driver), visited our driver's home and family, and visited the floating city outside of town. Our driver's name was Mr Heang and I would highly recommend him if you can find him.
We didn't go to any other parts of Cambodia at that time because we were coupling our visit to Cambodia with a trip to southern Vietnam but I have heard that Phnom Penh is worth seeing for sure. You should be able to see both easily in a week's time. Good traveling. Reply to this
and don't forget the great massages offered in siem reap after a day of temple sight seeing! that and a nice cold beer, pen and journal....god i want to go somewhere right now! Reply to this
You can actually apply for a Cambodian Visa conveniently on the net now. It's an effort by the Cambodian govt to ease visa application procedures. Called the e-Visa, it is well usable in five (5) ports of entries (no longer limited to arrival by plane). For more info kindly surf to the Ministry's page http://evisa.mfaic.gov.kh Reply to this