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Questions tagged [cambodia]

Questions about travel to and within the Kingdom of Cambodia in Southeast Asia.

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How long does it take to get a tourist visa in Siem Reap?

I am planning on visiting Siem Reap and am trying to decide whether to apply in advance for a visa or upon arrival in Siem Reap. I am a US citizen arriving by plane. This site seems to indicate it ...
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Time needed to get a Vietnamese motorcycle license and riding into Laos and Cambodia?

I have a United States driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement, the associated IDP, and I have been riding motorcycles for years. I've also previously rented motorbikes in Thailand and China ...
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Is it possible to get a transit visa to Cambodia online or at the border town of Aranyaprathet?

Is it possible to get a transit visa to Cambodia online or at the border town of Aranyaprathet? Hello, I will go to Phnom Penh next month. I have a Swedish passport. Is it possible to get a transit ...
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Thailand visa with a short visit to Cambodia

We are planning a December trip to Singapore and from there to Thailand. I read that the 15-day VOA applies to us, being citizens of one of those EU countries. We will arrive in Bangkok, stay 4-5 ...
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Land borders between Thailand and Cambodia that accept Cambodian e-Visa

I am planning to travel next winter (October 2018 to January 2019) to Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. What I want to do is to cross the land border between Thailand and Cambodia by train or coach (...
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Crossing the Cambodia/Vietnam border and single/multi entry visas

My girlfriend (Austrian) and I (Spanish) are going soon to Vietnam/Cambodia for holidays. When we booked the flight tickets, a quick research in terms of visa showed that she needed a visa for both ...
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Crossing from Thailand to Cambodia with a motorbike scooter registered in Thailand

I have a 125 cc scooter registered in Thailand. If I ride it to the border with Cambodia, can I cross the border, visit Cambodia for some weeks and drive back? I am concerned with the vehicle more ...
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Crossing on land from Cambodia to Vietnam at Ha Tien, do I need proof of onward travel?

I am thinking of going to Vietnam for a few months and maybe more... The plan is to cross the land border at Ha Tien with my family and 6-month baby from Cambodia to Vietnam, then head to Saigon. I ...
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How long do I need to stay in Vietnam when doing a visa run from Cambodia for a baby?

I have a newborn in Cambodia and finally got to the point where I have a Lithuanian passport with Cambodian exit visa stamped in, valid for 7 days. I will need to leave the country with the baby and ...
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Is 'wai' greeting a serious thing? Is it inappropriate to 'over-wai'?

This morning I had to go to Phnom Penh and Giant Ibis bus company had all the seats booked. Normally there was always space, but due to high season, the bus was full. However, they were very nice and ...
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How does compare by time price and convenience bus and flight when transiting from Cambodia to Bangkok?

Although this question might be seen as opinion based one I believe it can be answered by looking at costs of price, time and convenience... How does compare by time price and convenience bus and ...
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Going from Cambodia to Europe via Thailand and back. Do I need proof of onward travel for the return flight?

I have made Sihanoukville, Cambodia, my travel-around-Asia operations-base for some time now. Now I need to travel to Europe and back... To save some cash on tickets, I will be going to the Thai ...
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What are fair prices for most common goods in Cambodian markets? [closed]

I have been here for almost two months now and realised that ripping off barangs (foreigners) is a norm here... especially so in the local markets where there are no prices listed on goods... What ...
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Where does one extend a Cambodian visa in Sihanoukville? What is considered a reasonable price?

I am with my family in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, and this is a really nice place (not in a sense of cleanliness but rather in the 'simple life' kind of feel, which is extremely refreshing). Upon ...
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Where to get cheap drinking water in Cambodia?

It is considered not the best idea to drink tap water in Cambodia unless one fancies dysentery... When in Thailand I have been buying water from 7-11, 6 litres for 38 bath, which would last my ...
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Which are the cheapest supermarket chains in Cambodia?

I have landed in Cambodia yesterday so far I managed to go to Lucky's and for some goods their prices seem to be pretty ok, but for some prices are exorbitant (half loaf of bread for 2.45$ and 3.10$) ...
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Where to offload dollars that have imperfections and slight rips in Cambodia?

I have a 100$ bill that has slight rip near the band, and no one wants it... Be it Pounds ripped in half I would just change them at the nearest bank in UK to new ones, but these are not Pounds and I ...
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How to avoid bank fees when taking out cash in Cambodia?

I am European and have UK (Visa), Dutch (MaestroCard), Lithuanian (MasterCard) debit cards and Revolut card*. Lately I have been reading horror stories on how to get cash out in Cambodia and how some ...
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How do you break an international journey in a third country?

I am planning a trip to Cambodia next month. Ticket prices from Bombay (which is the nearest international airport) to Phnom Penh is more expensive than if I broke my journey in between (in Bangkok). ...
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How to travel to Bangkok, Thailand from Siem Reap, Cambodia? [closed]

I just wanted to inquire the easiest way to get to Bangkok, Thailand from Siem Reap, Cambodia. Can I use the same VISA taken for Cambodia to travel to Thailand ? If not how to get to Thailand by road ...
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What is the Cambodian bar Anthony Bourdain mentions where you can shoot a gun?

In this podcast Anthony Bourdain talks about a bar in Cambodia where you can drink and shoot a firearm: There’s a bar in Cambodia that’s really famous... They give you liquor for free. You pay ...
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My son has overstayed his visa in Cambodia. He has no money. What can I do?

My son, from the UK, is in Cambodia and has overstayed his visa by months. He has no money to pay exit fees. How can I get him home to the UK?
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Are bus tickets acceptable for Air Asia as a proof of onward travel?

I will be flying with Air Asia from Bangkok (DMK - Don Mueang International Airport) to Cambodia (Phnom Penh). I have purchased bus tickets from the Mekong bus company as a proof of onward travel. ...
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Must I have return or onward tickets when getting a visa-on-arrival Cambodia (Phnom Penh)?

We are travelling as a family of four. Our passports are European (Lithuanian). I was planning on flying one way and then staying until 'I had enough' of Cambodia (maybe 6 months maybe more) and then ...
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Is it possible to catch a bus or train from Vietnam to places in Cambodia that are famous?

Looking to travel in Cambodia, but flights to nearby cities like Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam are about 70% cheaper right now. The only problem is that these are in Vietnam. Is it possible to catch a bus ...
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How to prepare a picky eater for Thai, Cambodian, and Vietnamese cuisine?

My in-laws are heading overseas on a guided tour of Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. While my mother-in-law is a little more on the adventurous side when it comes to new flavours and textures, my ...
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How to get visas for Cambodia and Laos?

I am a Pakistani national and I have valid tourist visas for Thailand and Malaysia. I am also planning to visit Cambodia and Laos, but neither country has an embassy or consulate in my country. I am ...
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What immunizations are recommended or necessary for Cambodia?

I am planning on going to Cambodia in near future, I did all recommended vaccinations for Thailand, namely: Hepatitis A and B Diphtheria Measles Typhoid Above were free in UK from my GP while ...
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Indian travelling by road through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam

I intend to do a month-long travel through Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. I think flying in/out the region from India and then travelling across these regions on road will help me get a budget trip. How ...
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Cambodian visa extension for children

I am planning on staying in Cambodia for some time with my family (4 persons, 2 kids all Lithuanians, ie EU citizens). I will be flying to Bangkok first (staying there 2-3 months) and then to ...
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Is it possible to go from Battambang to Phnom Penh by bamboo train?

Looking for some information about Cambodia, I have read this here: Despite the lack of normal train services there are bamboo trains or noris running around Battambang, and you can also travel ...
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Is there an ATM at the Si Phan Don/Stung Treng border?

I want to cross from Laos to Cambodia at the border located between Si Phan Don (the 4000 islands) on the Lao side and Stung Treng on the Cambodian side. I have no precise idea of how much the visa ...
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How do I prove “legality of stay in Cambodia” for a Russian visa application?

Say I wanted to apply for a Russian visa in Cambodia while traveling there, then I found that beyond the other documents required I also need to prove legality of my stay in Cambodia: Non-...
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Is it cheaper for an Australian to obtain a Russian visa in Cambodia than in Australia?

I'm considering including parts of Russia on my next big overseas adventure. Russian visas are very expensive, at least for me at home in Australia. For a multiple entry business visa like friends ...
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Phone service crossing borders, Vietnam>Thailand>Laos>Cambodia

I'll be traveling to SE Asia, and want one phone service. If I buy a SIM card with Viettel in Vietnam, will it function in Thailand and in Laos and in Cambodia? If it does, will I be charged ...
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Is river travel to Vientiane and Phnom Penh recommended?

I am planning a trip to SE Asia late Sept through Nov. One route idea is fly in to Ho Chi Minh, explore south and delta, road north to Hanoi, fly to Bangkok, road north to Chiang Mai, road to Chiang ...
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Can I get compensation for an early flight?

I was in Vietnam with a ticket booked to Cambodia. I received an email from Vietnam Airlines customer services asking me to call them. When I call then I was surprised that my flight was put forward ...
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Is it necessary to take Malaria medication in Laos? [duplicate]

I'm headed to Laos and Cambodia and I'm worried about the side effects of the Malarone anti-malaria medication. Is it necessary to take this? What is the likelihood of transmission of malaria in this ...
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What is the cheapest and safest way from Thailand to Cambodia? [closed]

I've read the border between Thailand and Cambodia was difficult to cross for foreigners. What's the best way to cross that border for foreigners ? Is taking a flight mandatory or is there other ...
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Which floating villages/markets in Cambodia/Vietnam are most suitable for a touring family with small children in February?

We are planning to visit Cambodia and Southern Vietnam in the first half of February. I read in Lonely Planet guidebooks and the Internet that there are various floating villages and markets on Tonle ...
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Is it true that electronics such as laptop computers are tax free in Cambodia?

I've heard or read that electronics, computers etc do not carry any tax in Cambodia, making it a very cheap place to purchase such things. I'm in Cambodia now but in a small village and with almost ...
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What's the status of this border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia?

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. Which name(s) does it generally go by? Is it ...
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Is a Cambodian visa on arrival available at the Chong Sa Ngam / Anlong Veng crossing from Thailand?

It looks like I'm probably crossing from Laos to Thailand in the next few days. I'll be using my 14 days in Thailand to head for Cambodia and I'm considering my options. I can find that there's a ...
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Is it possible to get a multiple-entry visa for Cambodia before arrival?

I'm traveling to Laos via Cambodia on an Australian passport. I'm going to have to change airlines in Siem Reap Airport, so I will (presumably) need to clear immigration, claim my bag and check-in ...
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What are the penalties and bureaucratic hurdles when overstaying a tourist visa in Cambodia?

I have a Cambodian (ordinary) visa valid until September 17. However I will leave Cambodia on September 18 evening or September 19 morning. On this website it is written that it would cost me $6 per ...
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Strep in Siem Reap, Cambodia

I have strep throat in Siem Reap, Cambodia. I've had a pretty bad fever when not taking Ibuprofen, and I have a painful swollen throat with white bacterial mats. I also have had other problems, which ...
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Where might I observe people sneaking across the Vietnam-Cambodian border illegally?

I'm writing a thriller novel set in modern-day Vietnam. I need my protagonist, who's wanted for murder, to sneak illegally across the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. Where are the most porous ...
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Can foreigners cross from Cambodia to Vietnam at the Binh Di river?

I'm thinking of going to Angkor Borei in Cambodia to visit a friend who is volunteering there in my last days before my visa runs out and I cross into Vietnam. I already have my Vietnam visa. I can ...
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Buying electronics in Phnom Penh

I am going to phnom penh for a day or two in order to extend my visa. During the same trip I want to buy a micro sd card for my phone, but I would rather not walk around the whole city to find a ...
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What is the highest altitude town or village with accommodation in Cambodia?

After boiling and baking myself for a month and a half all around Cambodia, I'm wondering about places I could go up in the mountains in the country. Specifically I'm wondering what the highest ...