|Dry: Oct-Apr||Rainy:May-Sep||Peak: Dec-Jan|
Malaria is the biggest problem. There is increasing resistance
to medication, impossible to cure. In the evenings cover your
body, use repellent and mosquito coils. If you have a fever,
see a doctor immediately, if you need treatment you are better
going to Thailand.
Snakes: Be careful, especially during dry season
Land mines: Most of the area has been cleared now but STAY ON the paths.
Using a moto taxi alone: For female, it is strongly unadvisable because many rapes incidents have been reported.
of Tourism Information Bureau): road to Angkor Wat.
opposite Hotel d'Angkor. M-F7-18:00 T012-963461. Can answer queries
but mostly concerned with temples. You can get a copy of the
historycal area and Siem Reap town. Sell passes for entry to
Angkor Wat area,
1day $20, 2-3days $40, 4-7days $60
May arrange tour guides (Many languages) 4hrs-$20, 8hurs-$30
Car hire with a driver $20-100/day, motorbike+driver $5/day
Cambodia Commercial Bank: V.Sivutha,S from route 6
M-F 8-17, Sa9-17:00, US$ cash: no fee, US$T/C to $cash :com 2%, Cash advance: Visa, MC, JCB, 2% com, min $5, $1=4000r, yen=35.34, B=97
|$2||SBC Bank: at the corner of market on Sivath Street, M-Sa 7:30-20:30, Su 8-16:00, $1=4,000r, yen=35.2r, B=96r. Cash advance Visa/Master Card.|
Mekong Cambodia: 243 Sivatha Rd, M-F7-19:00, SaSu8:30-12:00, $1=4,000r, yen=35.2r, B=93r
Cash advance: Visa 2%(min $5), JCB 3%(min $10)
|$4||Krung Thai Bank: Sivatha Rd, at Prince & Ankor hotel. M-F8-17:30, SaSu8:30-12:00, $1=3940r, yen=36.39r, B=93r|
|$||Money Changers: Many money changers in town, specially W from the Old market. They offer lower than the bank rate.|
|P||Police Office: Route 6, S side, 2 blocks W from the river. T760133, 24 hours. They have a section for foreigners.|
|H2||Pharmacy There are many pharmacies and medical labs which can perform basic tests. (malaria blood test 2000 riel)|
Post Office, GPO: Pokambor St, by river, 3 blocks S of Route 6,
7:30-17:00 Poste Restante, charge 500 riel per letter.
Also has an express mail service & sells postcards
Address: c/o Poste Restante, GPO Siem Reap Angkor, Cambodia
|M2||DHL: in the Old Market on Sivatha St. M-F8-17:30, Sa8-12:00, T012-799-432|
|Telephone: Many internet cafes offer international phone service. $1/min. To US $2/5min|
|M1||Telephone office at GPO: V. Sivutha Has an international telephone line. Charge: You can call to most countries with $2/min but it is much cheaper to call at internet cafes in town.|
|H||Naka International Clinic: #593 Route 6, T964500, 8-17:00 and 24 hr emergency. English is understood.|
|H||Angkor Hosp. for Children: Walk S on W side of the river and turn right at the first corner. It is on the right side. It is the hosp. for children but the foreign adults can be treated. Normal treatment $50, the minor surgery $100|
Dr. H.D.Joost Hoekstra: T890917
email@example.com Phone or contact to European GH to him
to come over to your GH
He speaks English, French, German and a nurse speaks Japanese
|As the road condition improved, bus transport became very cheap and travelers use this bus system the most. The number of travelers using pickup trucks and boats declined.|
W from town. Departure tax: international $20, domestic $5
Transport: Moto US$1, Taxi US$4/5.
Flights to Siem Reap, BKK, Ho Chi Minh, Pakse, Vientiane
Helicopter between Phnom Penh &w Siem Reap: T213706, 8-20:00
Helicopter flight over Angkor Wat: Helicopter Cambodia: T012-814500, fares/p (3-5p/1-2p) 8min-$68/$204. 14min-$120/360. 20min-$160/$480
|PG||Bangkok Airways: #571 Route 6, T380191,8-17:30, to BKK $170(6 flights a day between 9:10-20:00), to PP $71(3 flights a day)|
|a2||Siem Reap Airways: #671 Route 6, 8-17:00, T380-330. to Phnom Penh 3 flights a day|
|a1||President Airlines: #463 Route 6, T964-887. M-Sa8-18:00, To BKK $99/Rt1$59(TuThSaSu 2 flights a day), to Phnom Penh $64/Rt$119(2 flights a day), to Ratanakiri $45/Rt$89(2 flights a day), to Poipet $59/Rt95(2 flights a day)|
|RL||Royal Phnom Penh Airways: #113 Svay Dang Kum T012-882665, S.Reap -> PP 8:15|
|QV||Lao Airlines: #114 Route 6, T963283, MTuTh8-12,13-16:30, WF13-16:30, Sa8-12:00 , To Vientiane $110(WFSu 2 flights a day), To Pakse $70(WFSu 9:00, 12:30), To Luang Prabang $145(change at Vientiane)|
|VN||Vietname Airlines: #342 Route 6, T964488 M-F7:30-11:30, 13:30-17:00, Sa7:30-12:00, To HCM $109(5 flights a day), to Hanoi, $119(2 flights a day),|
Boats: Port: Phnom Krom: 16km S from Siem Reap. taxi US$4+,moto US$1 Tickets to Phnom Penh available at guest houses.
Transport costs to the port is often included in ticket prices.
to Phnom Penh: Express boats takes 4-8 hours, $22
to Battambang: Express Boat: takes 3.5hrs $12
Road Bus station:
1.5 km E from the river Psah Leu Market . The cheapest
way to travel. Most of the tourist buses/pickups pick you up
at your GH.
to Phnom Penh: Takes 8-10 hrs.
to Thailand via Poi Pet: It takes 6 hrs on the very bad road. .It is possible to reach Bangkok in a day. See below for more details.
|ta||Minibus transport to Poipet: at Angkor Wat GH, #286 Taphul Rd just S from Caltex gas station on route 6. Minbus to Poipet $6(250B)|
|Many trucks/minibuses are running between Poipet and Siem Reap. Usually no problem for the security during day time. The road condition has been improved but it is still in bad condition, you probably spend as much time in rice fields detouring bridges/bad sections. Travel time varies depending on weather/road condition.|
Siem Reap to Poipet via
Sisophon : Route 6 from Siem Reap
to Sisophon is in bad condition. Journey time to border: 5-6hours.
If you arrange the transport by yourself you probably have to
go first to Sisophone then get another one to Poipet.
By minibus: Often the fares are cheaper than pickup trucks. Ask at your GH
By Pickup trucks: outside $3.A/C inside $5-6 dep.about 7:00. (you may have to transfer at Sisophon.)
Border crossing at Poipet: 7:00-18:00. Thai visa issued at border.
The border to Aranyaprathet: 6km away. Take an open-air bus 5B (after immigration walk right through the market area) Tuk-tuk 60B/p or moto taxi 40B/p
The border to Bangkok: Casino bus takes you to Lumpini Park in Bangkok 100B see Arranyapratate or Poipet page
From here you can go to Bangkok by bus/train.
Siam City Bank: in the bus station in Aranyaprathet, M-F. 8:30-15:30
Transport to Bangkok:
Afternoon train: 49B dep 6:30, 13:35, arr 11:50, 19:15
Afternoon/Evening Buses: dep12, 12:30, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18:00. 5hrs. 144B?.see Arranyapratate page for more details
Everywhere within Siem Reap is walkable.
Motorbike rental: Not available at this moment.
Bicycle rental: Ask around at guest-houses for a spare bike. Expect to pay $1/day.
Motor bike taxi:
Within town 1000R, return 1500R must bargain.
to Angkor Wat: US$5/day, $7 for 2 passengers, Maybe cheaper if you bargain away from the guesthouses.
day trip to Banteay Srei: $6
Car with driver: $20-100/day Maybe cheaper if you bargain
Capitol Tour: Go W from N part of the old market. T012-916165,
Bus: to Phnom Penh $3 dep7:30, to Bangkok $11
Express boat: to Phnom Penh $22 dep6:30, to Battambang $12 dep7:00
|ta2||Neak Krurhorm Travel: #3 Old Market, SE corner of the old market. Bus: to Phnom Penh $4 dep7:30, to Battambang $4 dep 7:30, to Bangkok $11 dep 7:00|
Apex Cambodia Travel Service:
#11 Route 6, 2F of a Japanese restaurant,
Air tickets(OW/RT): to Phnom Penh $74/169, to Bangkok $169/218, Ho Chi Minh City $109/218
Balloon over Angkor Wat $11 for 10 mins
Apsara dancing to Angkor Wat. Show are available when a large group request. Ask around. in Angkor Wat.US$6 The view from further away is free!!
Swimming pool: Angkor Village non-resident: US$5/day. It may small, but is refreshing with sun-beds in lovely surroundings. Tip - bring your own drinks!!
Massage: There are a few clinic E from the old market.all charging the same, $6/hr
Sauna & open bath:
|m1||Psah Chas market(Old Market): The name means OLD but it is a new market near the river.S of the town. Best visited early in the day. Fresh meat, fish, fruit, vegetables sections all quiet later in the day. General goods, souvenir stalls (carved wood, brass, silver. T-shirts, clothing, Kramar scarves etc). Some good cheap noodle(2800r) & sandwich stalls (mornings only), ice (500r Rec)|
|m2||Psah Leu Market(New Market or Center Market): route 6, Old & big market 1.5km E of Siem Reap Food & general goods, the trucks leave Siem Reap from here.|
|m||Smart Convenient shop: Rte 6, at Galetex Gas station: a/c high class Convenient shop. drinks/food. sitting places to eat available.|
|s||Souvenir shops: scarves, musical instruments, etc.in the old/new market. Also a few on route 6, E from the river.|
|p||Photo Developing/Quality: route 6 direction Psah Leu market, east of river., Several photo shops (Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, Konica) for film & developing. Developing costs US$4, 24 prints $3, burning CD $3|
Laundry: Many guesthouses 3000-6000/kg
Private places in town are cheaper.
|ma||Molop Por Cafe: From route 6, go down on the road along the river E side. 11-22:00, This is a restaurant but It also has sauna/bath $2(male 18-20:00, femal 20-22:00) massage $5/hr HIghly Rec|
|Festivals coincide with run up to full moon. Often the day preceding full moon is the biggest, full moon itself triggers departures.|
|Jan||Bagan: full moon|
|Mar||Hsipaw: full moon|
|Apr 13-15||Bon Chaul Chhnam: New Year|
|Nov||International Ramayana: Dancing Performances of events from the Ramayana, guest artists from Asian countries, held at Angkor Wat.|
|Nov 24-26||Bonm Om Touk-Water Festival: Boat racing held at sunset at Angkor Wat.|
|Many internet cafes are in town. $0.5-1.0/hr Japanese and other aisan languages are usually OK|
|@1||Hollywood web I: on Sivatha Rd. 7:00-24:00, 3000r/hr|
|@2||Hollywood web II: in Old Market. 7:00-24:00, 3000r/hr|
|@3||Laochun web: Sivatha Rd. Left from Prince d Angkor 8:00-23:00, 2000r/hr The cheapest net cafe in town. Burning CD, oversee call 1000r/min(mobile 2000r/min)|
|@||There are a few net cafes on route 6 but all charging $1/hr|
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