VISA, AIRPORT TAX &
Visa is required for most nationalities with passport
with at least six month validity.
Philippine and Malaysian nationals do not require
tourist visas for a stay up to 21 and 30 days
respectively. Singaporean nationality is also exempt
from the visa.
on arrival is not permitted for the following passports:
Afghanistan; Algeria; Bangladesh; Iran; Iraq; Pakistan;
Saudi Arabia; Sri Lanka; and Sudan. Holders of these
passports must obtain a Cambodian visa before arriving
in the country. Holders of these passports are also
required to hold a sponsor letter or invitation from a
company / organization / travel agent, and you are also
advised to hold a valid return ticket.
One-month tourist visas are available on
arrival at the airports in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and
border crossings with Thailand, Lao and Vietnam.
Tourist visa: US$20. Business visa: US$25.
Airport Tax - Domestic: US$6. International: US$25
1US$ = 4200 Riel: USD are commonly use;
Cambodia Riel and Thai baht is acceptable.
Most hotels, restaurants and shops quote prices in
dollars small change in riel.
» VISA Card - Cash disbursement is not charge at UCB Bank
and USB Bank.
» Traveler Check - Charge 2%.
» ATM Machine - USD ATMS in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh
and other cities.
SHOPPING & SOUVENIR (Some)
HERE, several type of souvenir shops and markets. Most
of the crafts, silks and silver are hand-made. Temple
rubbings, stone and woodcarvings, silver wears, gems,
musical instrument, silks and scarf are the most popular
souvenir. Illegal to buy antiquities. Some replicas of
authentic artifacts must be accompanied by a
Old Market - the biggest variety of souvenirs and
interesting local ambiance. The boutiques and
specialty shops offer higher quality selection of
ranging through everyday trinkets, hidden treasures and
souvenirs. (Center of the Town).
Phsar Leu Thom Thmey - is market mainly to locals. Opens
and closes with the sun. Shops are offering souvenirs,
clothes, perfumes, jewelers, fresh fruit and
vegetables. (Road No. 6)
Phsar Samaki - is the market, offer same as Phsar Leu Thom Thmey (Road No.6)
Phsar Kandal (Center Market) - is newest market.
It is aimed squarely at the tourist, with
souvenir places, travel agencies and photo
shops, moneychangers and Banks. (Town Center)
Night Market - is idea for the guest who wants to
do shopping at night time. It is aimed to the tourist,
with souvenir places, travel agencies, bar & restaurants
Souvenirs Shops and Others - have nice selected items
and a bit more pricy than market. Such as shops. Phnom Pich, ACC, CTM, Angkor Art, Les Artisans D’Angkor,
Angkor Shopping Center etc.
Paintings Gallery & Book Stores
Happy Paintings Gallery - featuring the paintings of Stéphane Delaprée (Stef), a singular artist with a
gentle insight into everyday Cambodia.
X-Face Gallery - featuring the paintings, sculptures
and other creations of the noted contemporary Cambodian
Monument Books - at the FCC, bookshop in the airport, and
souvenir stalls at the Old Market are the primary
outlets for new books.
The Old Market sell 'new' books, but they are much
cheaper, bootlegged versions.
Lazy Mango - at pub street; is used book and used CDs
shop in Siem Reap (buy, sell or trade)
Le Tigre de Papier, offering a selection of French
language and a few English-language used books.
Convenience Stores - offer canned goods, pretty good
selection of imported/European goods, including ice
cream, snacks, wines, candy, etc. Lotus Market, Star
Mart, Max Mart and Angkor Mart are the good place to
buy. Also Old Market have not well decorate convenience
store at cheaper rate.
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RECOMMEND RESTAURANT (some)
Siem Reap have various of restaurant such as Italian,
German, Malaysian, Vietnam, Chinese, Thai, Myanmar and
Cambodian food etc. Here are some selection of
restaurant that people most recommended.
The Red Piano - The famous & popular among
expatriate and tourist. Long standing bar/restaurant.
Western and Asian food.
Bopha Neakhlone(Chim Sok) - The popular
restaurant among locals and expatriate. Serving
Cambodian and Chinese food. Street in front of Center Market and
turn left into first lane.
Master Suki - Suki soup, Cambodian
and Chinese dishes. On Oum Khun Street
Blue Pumpkin - French style bakery and Cafe. Pastas,
Donuts, salads, pita sandwiches, burger and fries.
Indoor and curbside seating. Opposite Hospital (Near Old
Happy Herb Pizza - Famous pizza restaurants. Do
you want to be happy or very happy or normal? Ahh...
Campuccino - Very good pizza and western
New Delhi - Indian food of both north and south
India. Nan to replace your bread and Fry Prawn Curry to
boost. Sri Lanka cook. Opposite Hospital( Near Old
The best Indian Pakistani Restaurant (HALAL) in town
most favorite haunt of both expats & tourist curry
lovers, due to its Fresh, Hygienic & Authentic
preparation... Free Wi-Fi
Monorom - Very good Chinese food. Roasted Duck
are the best. Right on Sivatha Road.
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TO SIEM REAP
From Airport - Airport is 6km away from town. 10 minutes
drive. Near temples, spectacular views of Angkor Wat
during landings. Our hotel offer free pick-up from the
From Boat Dock- Dock is 13km away from town. 20- 30
minutes drive, depends on season. Near Phnom Krom
mountain, it nice to watch sunset. Our hotel offer free
pick-up from boat dock.
OVERLAND Bangkok – Poipet – Siem Reap
Option. 1 (by package ticket bus): Cheapest way but
longest and most tiring. Package tickets
are easy to buy from any travel agents on Khao San and
Sukhumvit Road. Price differ from 160 - 700 baht depends
on your skin. But mostly send customers to the same bus
Departure Bangkok about 7Am and arrived at the border
Aranyaprathet/ Poipet around 12 noon. A guy from the Bus
company will explain; how can you catch their bus at the
Cambodian side. Walking pass the bridge and proceed
necessary paper work.
Trip to Siem Reap is totally smooth and arrive in siem
reap about 5 pm.
But the tendency of some bus companies to
deliberately drag out the trip; numerous stops for no
reason. So that the passengers arrive in Siem Reap at
night, tired and disoriented. They are then ‘delivered’
to a commission-paying guesthouse.
Please give a call to 092 865 356, 063 761 662. We will
come and pick you up from that guest house if you wish
to stay with us.
Option. 2: (By your own):
Take a bus from Mochit Bus station to Aranyaprathet.
Leaving hourly from 4 Am to 6 Pm.
(4-5 Hrs) OR - Take a Train from Hualamphong Station
(5:55 Am; 1:05 Pm).( 6 Hrs)
From Aranyaprathet - Take tuk-tuk to the border
& Walk pass the border
- Share Taxi; Whole Taxi, Bus or Pick up truck.
Bus: Take a free shuttle from
the border to bus station. Expecting to wait till the bus full.
Hours or MORE?
Pickup Truck: Poipet to Sisophon
- Siem Reap. 2-3 hours or more?
Take a bus from Mochit Bus station to Aranyaprathet.
Leaving hourly from 4 Am to 6 Pm. OR Take a train from Hualamphong
Station (5:55 Am only). (about 6 Hrs)
From Aranyaprathet - Take tuk-tuk
to the border
Walk pass the border
and Cambodia side - whole taxi or Share taxi . 1.5 - 2
We could pick you up from the Poipet Border at
50USD by private AC Salon. (4 Seats)
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To Bangkok - TAXI to Poipet - Camry whole taxi
or Share taxi (1.5- 2 hours)
BUS to Bangkok - Several bus companies offering daily
bus transport. Mostly leave at early morning 6:30 - 8:00
am. ( 8 - 12 Hrs)
To Phnom Penh
Air - Siem Reap Airway & others
Airway have daily flights.( 45 minutes)
Boat - Depart at 7:00am, (5-7hours) best time for boat ride is June to
Bus - Phnom Penh - Siem
Reap road is 99.99% smooth. several bus companies
offering daily bus transport. leaves between 6:30am to
1:00 pm. (7 - 9
Pickup Truck - (7-9
Taxi - Camry share taxi
& The whole taxi ( 3 to 4 Hrs)
- Depart at 7:00 am, ( 3-5 hours)
Bus - Batabang - Siem Reap road is 50% smooth.
( 5 - 7 Hrs).
To Preah Vihear temple
9 - 11 Century mountain temple, Border of Thailand and
Cambodia. One of the Cambodia's most important and
historic temples. 4WD tour will make good trip. Also can
combine with Anlong Veng or Koh Ker trip. The road from
Anlong Veng is almost 100% ok and Tbeng Meanchey is
still a bit rough. If you love to do dirt bike tour, it
would be marvelous.
To Koh Ker
It's was once the second largest Cambodian capital after
Shot Borak (Angkor) and boast a collection of name
befitting a royal residence. The main temple covered
around 2km in Preah Vihear province. Many are still in
the jungle. There are many ancient structures still
inaccessible. Time being, the structure is the
centerpiece of this tenth century capital is the one
significant monument accessible to visitors. It is
possible day trip from Siem Reap by motorbike and 4WD. 140 Km from Siem Reap. The trip take
about 7 hours return.
To Sambor Prei Kuk
It's 7th century temple, huge complex in Kampong Thom
province. Getting more attraction to tourist. Take Taxi
or Bus to Kampong Thom. You need to stay there. Then,
hire Motorbike or Car to visit. Worth it!
To Banteay Chhmar
It's 12th Century temple and recently open for tourist.
60 km from Sisophon and 100 km away from Siem Reap.
A long day-trip from Siem Reap by Camry taxi. (or) If
you have time, better spend the night in Sisophon.
Overnight option is able to take taxi or bus to Sisophon,
then rent a mortobike or car to Banteay Chhmar. Very
To Anlong Veng
It's former Khmer Rouge leader home land in Oddar
Meanchey province, near Thai and Cambodia border. In
town is the Ta Mok villa, Pol Pot's house, his cremation
site and a few items of recent Khmer Rouge history. The
government is trying to turn this place into a tourist
attraction. Able to go Anlong Veng by pickup truck,
motorbike or 4WD.
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