Google Maps has suggested this crossing from Thailand to Cambodia located at 14.4339183,104.8108152 but I'm having trouble finding information about it.

  1. Which name(s) does it generally go by?
  2. Is it an international border, meaning it's open to non-locals?
  3. Are Cambodian visas-on-arrival available here?

The closest place names on the Thai side are Nong Yai and Ang Kep Nam Huai Khanun, but searching with those has not yielded anything useful. I'm still looking for place names on the Cambodian side.

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    FWIW, satellite view on Google Maps doesn't show any obvious indication of buildings, widening lanes, traffic control, or other signs of an official border, in the immediate vicinity of either side of the border. The images are blurry, though, and such a checkpoint isn't always directly on the geographic border, so it may not mean much.
    – Flimzy
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 8:55
  • Yes either or both of my computer and my internet were horribly slow when I was trying to check. But some remote border posts in the developing world are not much more than a couple of huts on each side and a gate or two with all staff coming and going in just one or two cars or motorbikes and few people crossing. But also Google is sometimes wrong (-: Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 12:05
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    Google Street View is available on the Thai side up to a short distance from the border. You can find this checkpoint about 4km before the border. I can't see any obvious signs indicating a customs or immigration checkpoint, but it seems to be in use: google.com/maps/@14.4085506,104.79185,3a,75y,358.63h,72.59t/… Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 12:41
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    Sure. I'm just giving a factoid. Voice of America?
    – MastaBaba
    Commented Sep 30, 2015 at 18:11
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    @MichaelSeifert: In my experience Google Maps very often routes around border crossings that are 100% open too, so I wouldn't put enough faith in it to base an answer upon. I had to work around Google doing this plenty of times when working out my routes between countries on recent trips. Seems to be a general quirk of Google Maps. Commented Aug 3, 2020 at 13:43

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According to the section Interesting facts about this location / Cambodian–Thai border dispute of this article,

the Cambodian–Thai border dispute began in June 2008 as the latest round of a century-long dispute between Cambodia and Thailand involving the area surrounding the 11th-century Preah Vihear Temple, located in the Dângrêk Mountains between the Choam Khsant district in the Preah Vihear province of northern Cambodia and the Kantharalak district in the Sisaket province of Northeastern Thailand.

Preah Vihear Temple here cited is less than 20 miles from Phupha Mok or Phu Pha Mok (14.4339183,104.8108152).

On the Cambodian side, the closest points of interest may be this bunker from civil war, then Bosbov Waterfall. The Eco-Global Museum and the archeological sites called Aur Krauch and Thmom Peang are some 20 miles on the south.

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