The first bus services connecting the capitals of Cambodia and Thailand debuted on December 29th 2o12, with two trip a day taking 11 hours for the 719 km journey and costing $US30. The service also includes the Bangkok-Siem Reap route, a 424-kilometre trip that is expected to take about seven hours and costing $US25. Both [...]
Unlike its neighbour, Thailand, Cambodia does not offer most Westerners a free tourist visa on entry. However, when it comes to business visas, Cambodia easier makes up for this is the relative ease of acquiring the necessary stamps. To avoid having to go through the usual immigration process of applying for a visa on arrival, [...]
Tired of the hustle and bustle of nine-to-five in the big city, Phnom Penh? Need to get away for a quiet weekend far from the maddening crowd. Check out this short video of sea-side Kep, in Cambodia’s south-east.
HOW TO GET THERE Koh Kong province is roughly a five-hour drive from Phnom Penh. Public buses ($10) leave from Phnom Penh throughout the day, but hiring a private car ($70 each way; arrange through your hotel) will save time. (U.S. dollars are widely accepted in Cambodia.) Koh Sdach is best reached by a two-hour [...]
You’ve been in the Penh for a couple of months and are now starting to feel a little stir-crazy. You need to get out’a town and Kep doesn’t sound exciting enough. Time to head for Bangkok. Don’t even think about taking the bus. Overland to Saigon is doable: it’s only a day trip, but doing [...]
Angktasom Farmstay in Takeo province www.cambodianhomestay.com/index.php. It only takes 1.5 hours from Phnom Penh so is perfect for a weekend out of the city into rural Cambodia. While away the days lazing about in hammocks, or go for bike rides around the rice fields or visiting local sites. The host family all speak excellent English, and [...]