Angkor Wat in Siem Reap

Thailand to Cambodia: How to travel for cheap and in comfort

Crossing the border: Thailand to Cambodia and vice versa

For travelers in Thailand, often the next destination is the famous temples of Siem Reap including the incredible Angkor Wat. However, the journey from Thailand to Cambodia is fraught with various issues. Either you spend a mini fortune on a flight ticket, or you take one of the buses that necessitate undertaking immigration formalities at both the Thai and Cambodian borders and risk dealing with the numerous touts that crowd the border area.

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Battambang to Siem Reap by Bus

Best way to travel from Battambang to Siem Reap

Traveler Review: Battambang to Siem Reap by Mekong Express VIP bus

Most travelers who enter Cambodia from Thailand by bus will cross the border at Poipet. Once on this route, the first stop on the tourist circuit is Battambang, Cambodia’s second largest city. Battambang is a sleepy city set on the banks of the Sangker River. It is famous for its French Colonial architecture, mountaintop temples and as being the place where tourists in Cambodia can ride the bamboo train, called the Norry locally. It is also less than 100km away from Siem Reap and the world famous Angkor Wat.

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Getting from Siem Reap to Kampot or Kep on a Budget

This write up describes the quickest way to travel from Siem Reap to Kampot and Siem Reap to Kep by bus.

The majority of tourists who enter Cambodia by air fly into the Kingdom’s busiest airport in Siem Reap. They do this in order to see Angkor Wat – one of the architectural and religious wonders of the world. After that, most of them will make their way down to the South of the country to Kampot, Kep or Sihanoukville for some rest and relaxation after the heat of Siem Reap.

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