Sunday, May 9, 2010

Cambodia itinerary ideas

- travel from Vietnam into Cambodia to Phnom Phen: Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, $10 boat trip on the Tonel Sap river, Killing Fields, Genocide Museum, Central Market, Russian Market, architecture tours 
- Phnom Phen to Siem Reap/Angkor Wat by bus (4-6 hours, $5-8): landmine museum, Kompong Phluk stilted village, Apsara dancing show, yoga, spas
- Angkor Wat: bike from Siem Reap, buy park pass and bike the temples
- Siem Reap to Battambeng (slow boat if conditions are safe,  costs $15 takes ~12 hours): beautiful scenery (rice paddies, river), see rice paper making 
- Battambeng to Poipet to Arranyaprathet by bus (great guide to this tricky border crossing), Arranyaprathet to Bangkok by train (5 hours)

*budget remaining time to figure out how long to spend in all of these places


  1. Hi, My husband and I are planning a similar trip with similar funds. Interested in following your route.
    We were hoping to sit on a beach in southern Thailand but will now explore alternatives.
    My suggestion is to consider leaving Thailand until last.
    Air Asia has very cheap flights.
    We will use a travel cash card from our bank in Australia, They use Mastercard but other banks use Visa. Looks better than cash or travelers cheques.



  2. Sorry, I just noticed your post! Thanks for the info and I'll be sure to keep posting on our travels. We leave tonight!!! When are you leaving?