Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Up-country Touring



Up-country Touring

Up-country Touring

Travel upcountry is best undertaken by river or air. Roads are often bumpy and blocked

by bandits while the train lines are subject to regular Khmer Rouge attacks.

Cheap "Share-taxis" to most major towns are available from various points

in Phnom Penh.

Boats can be taken to Siem Reap, Kratie, Stung Treng, Kompong Cham, Kompong Chhnang

and Ratanakiri.

Slow boats to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat take two days and cost 20,000 riel while faster

craft make the trip in one day for 30,000.

See the boat station opposite the oatmeal factory near the Central Market.

Taxis between cities cost about 6,000 riel per 100km and tend to leave around 7am.

A shared taxi to Battambang from Phnom Penh's Central Market on 118 street costs

20,000 riel per person.

Hitching is also a good way to get around although a contribution is expected.

Take a krama (Cambodian scarf) to ward off dust when traveling in an open vehicle.

Accommodation is generally available in every town with private rooms for rent at

around $5 nightly.

Domestic flights are available from Phnom Penh's Pochentong Airport to Siem Reap,

Ban Lung (Ratanakiri), Koh Kong, Battambang, Stung Treng, Kratie and Sihanoukville

(Kompong Som). Prices range from $30-$50 one way.

Visas

  • CAMBODIA: One month visas cost $20 and are available on arrival. Extensions from

    the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Street 240.

  • VIETNAM: Visas are best obtained from a travel agent to avoid delay and cost

    between $60-$65 including commission.

  • LAOS: Visas issued by the Lao Embassy on Issarak Blvd. invariably restrict travel

    to the capital Vientiane and cost $15.

For further details on visas and travel in Indochina check with any travel agencies

listed on the Map Page.

MOST VIEWED

  • Seven positive for Covid-19, Hun Sen confirms local transmission

    Prime Minister Hun Sen announced that there has been local community transmission of Covid-19. However, he urged the people not to panic even though the Ministry of Health announced the discovery of seven new cases on Sunday. Among the victims are Chhem Savuth, the director-general

  • Cambodia at ‘most critical moment’, Hun Sen warns

    Prime Minister Hun Sen said the first community transmission of Covid-19 in Cambodia has led the country to the “most critical moment” that warranted urgent, large-scale operations to contain the pandemic. Hun Sen, who confirmed the first local transmission on November 28, said the source of

  • PM confirms community transmission, calls for unity

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the public to stay calm, unite and follow the Ministry of Health guidelines after the wife of a senior official tested positive for Covid-19 in the Kingdom’s first case of community transmission. The case has drawn criticism

  • Over 110 garment factories close

    A government official said on November 22 that at least 110 garment factories had closed in the first nine months of the year and left more than 55,000 workers without jobs – but union leaders worry those numbers could be much higher. Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training undersecretary

  • Singapore group seeks $14M in damages from PPSP over ‘breach of contract’

    Singapore-based Asiatic Group (Holdings) Ltd is seeking a minimum of $14.4 million relief from Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX)-listed Phnom Penh Special Economic Zone Plc (PPSP) for allegedly breaching a power plant joint venture (JV) agreement. Asiatic Group’s wholly-owned Colben System Pte Ltd and 95 per

  • PM vows to protect Hun family

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has vowed to continue his fight against opposition politicians who he said intend to smash the Hun family. Without naming the politicians but apparently referring to former leaders of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), Hun Sen said there