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Kampot City, Cambodia Bus Travel

Kampot

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Kampot is a capital town of Kampot province of Cambodia. It is a home to Bokor National Park. Other main things to explore are the verdant coasts east towards Vietnam, including Kep, and several superb cave-temples. The province’s economy has a great contribution of salt and pepper production, fishing, fruit growing (particularly Durians) and of course tourism. Kampong Trach is the district that borders Vietnam.

Buses to Kampot, Bokor MountainThe city is famous for its relaxing riverside setting. Must see things Bokor Mountain, Kampot River and surrounding hills. The town’s architecture is pleasantly provincial, old and heritage as it still holds some of its colonial buildings. Its newly renovated market is also a visiting place.

Other attractions include Teuk Chhouu, a place for swimming, tubing and relaxing, and Phnom Chhnork, a ride to caves.

The province is also famous for its beaches, Kep beach, being the most popular beach in the area. Get yourself relaxed and eat some great seafood on the sea side. Second one is Doung Beach, comparatively small than beach in the Kep. Some other interesting things would be countryside tours that often include visits to the caves, a pepper plantation, Kep, Rabbit Island, Kampong Trach and a sunset cruise on the Kampong Bay River. And last but not the least, Kampong Trach. One can hire moto-dop and tuk-tuk or rent a motorcycle to roam within the city and to the surrounding areas.

Kampot – How to get there

Reaching Kampot is relatively easy by bus from Phnom Penh and it takes around 2 to 3 hours. Giant IBIS, Kampot Express and Kimseng Express have buses leaving to Kampot from Phnom Penh on regular intervals daily. Buses start from the respective bus stops of each bus operator in Phnom Penh and terminate in the central Kampot. To check all the bus schedules and fares across the bus operators and book your tickets, please visit the home page.

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Phnom Penh to Kep, Kep Travel, Place to visit in Kep

Kep

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Kep city is a small capital town of Kep province. The town is a small seaside resort and is filled with ruined shells of history; old villas that were destroyed during wartime can be still seen. The town is is famous among beach lovers, because of its white sandy beaches and proximity to Koh Tonsay (Rabbit Island).

It is a favorite weekend getaway destination among the expat community of Phnom Penh because of its laid back vibe and delicious sea food. For tourists, there are few destinations to visit like Kep Beach, National Park, Sailing Club, Colonial Villa, Caves, Crab market and Rabbit Island.

There are more than 100 old French villas in Kep. Most of them are destroyed and many became temples. In Kep, you will find 3 major caves, with Kompong Trach being the biggest one. Among beaches KepBeach is the favorite one. The beach is quite small but is full of white sand and peaceful surroundings, and offering of great sea food, this beach is a fun and easy way to relax. Rabbit Island is a 20 minute boat trip from the beach. Another beach is Angkul Beach which is on the east side of Vietnam border. It is a 45 min boat ride from the town. On the way to Angkul Beach, lies a salt field.

How to get there

Reaching Kep is not difficult from other cities of Cambodia. From Phnom Penh, there are many buses to Kep that takes around 3 hours to travel. Phnom Penh Sorya and Champa Mekong buses leave to Kep from Phnom Penh on regular intervals daily. Buses start from the respective bus stops of each bus operator in Phnom Penh and terminate in the town. Alternatively, visitors can also take buses from Phnom Penh to Kampot and then take a moto or taxi from Kampot to Kep. To check all the bus schedules and fares across the bus operators and book your tickets, please visit the home page.

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Ho Chi Minh city

Ho Chi Minh

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Ho Chi Minh City formerly named Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam 1955–75. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still unofficially widely used).

The metropolitan area, which consists of the Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area, Thủ Dầu Một, Dĩ An, Biên Hòa and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million people making it the most populous metropolitan area in Vietnam.

Camboticket now allows you to book bus ticket from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.  To check bus routes to/from Ho Chi Minh and fares across the top bus operators and book your tickets, please visit the home page.

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Bangkok skyline

Bangkok

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Bangkok is a sprawling metropolis with magnificent temples and palaces, authentic canals, busy markets and a vibrant nightlife that has something for everyone.  With almost 50 districts, Bangkok offers some mesmerizing experience for travelers. The city is known for its wholesale shopping and happening nightlife experience.

If you have some good bargaining skills, Siam Square is a place for you. Full of glitzy malls and hotels, Siam Square is a hardcore commercial place for all electronics and fashion apparels. Pratunam is more like a street shopping area with lots of variety and fun. The next big thing in Bangkok is its nightlife; Silom and Sukhumvit are the place for it. Places like Soi Cowboy, Nana Entertainment Plaza and Patpong are the few names.

The city is also a cultural heritage; there you will find some really big and peaceful Buddhist temples including Wat Arun and Wat Pho alongside the Chao Pharya River. A boat ride or dinner cruise is a must in Bangkok. Other places include Dusit, famous for its political institutions and the monarchy, floating market and national museum in Thonburi.

Bangkok is well connected to other parts of the world via Suvarnabhumi Airport. From Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, one can easily find buses to Bangkok. Distance from Siem Reap is more than 400kms and buses take around 6 hours and from Phnom Penh it is 670kms and buses take around 14 hours.

Bangkok’s public transportation is fairly good too. One can always take taxis and tuk tuks for reasonable trips. Though buses and metro rail connectivity is also commendable in the Bangkok city.

Camboticket now allows you to book bus ticket from Bangkok to Phnom Penh and Bangkok to Battambang.  To check bus routes to/from Bangkok and fares across the top bus operators and book bus tickets to/from Bangkok please visit the home page.

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Sihanoukville

Sihanoukville

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Named after the former king Norodom Sihanouk, Sihanoukville is the capital of Sihanoukville province. The coastal city is located at the tip of an elevated peninsula in the country’s south-west at the Gulf of Thailand. The city is surrounded by beaches making it a sea-side destination for tourists. The city is having an old infrastructure, mostly built during wartime. The young city is known for its white sanded beaches and beautiful islands.

Sihanouk Ville has Ream National Park, one of the main national parks of Cambodia. It is easily accessible from Sihanoukville town as a day trip, through the islands of Koh Thmei and Koh Ses.

The heart of Sihanouk ville is its beaches and islands. One of the most famous beach is Ochheuteal Beach, known for its 3.3 km long strip of white sand beach. Many others include Serendipity Beach, Otres Beach, Sokha Beach, Independence Beach, Victory Beach, Lamherkay/Hawaii Beach, Treasure Island Beach, and Hun Sen (Prek Treng) Beach.

Don’t miss the ferry rides to the beautiful islands in Sihanouk Ville namely, Koh Rong, Koh Rong Sanloem, Koh Dek Koul. Look for the opportunities of scuba diving, kayaking and other water activities. Ferry tickets to the islands can easily be booked on our website.

There is no public transport available in Sihanoukville. But the taxis and tuk tuks can easily be found. Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville are connected via the National Road 4, whereas National Highway 3 Connects Sihanoukville with Kampot province and National Highway 48 connects Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh with Koh Kong Province, to the southwest of Cambodia. There are direct buses from Phnom Penh to Sihanouk Ville and they take around 4 hours to travel. Go to our homepage to book bus and ferry tickets to Sihanoukville and to the nearby islands.

To check bus routes to Sihanoukville and fares across the top bus operators and book bus tickets to Sihanoukville please visit the home page.

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Siem Reap

Siem Reap

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Siem Reap City is known to be the historical gateway of the Khmer Empire. The Angkor Archaeological Park comprises beautiful and legendary temple ruins including Bayon, Ta Prohm and the legendary Angkor Wat, whose artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact can be seen through the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal.

Cambodia’s Siem Reap region is a die heart tourist destination and that’s why it offers a wide range of activities. Mainly one should not miss the traditional Apsara Dance and other traditional performances. If you have an artistic vision then you will definitely find handicraft shops and silk farms more interesting. For explores, Siem Reap offers road tours to Rice Paddies, boat trips to Fishing or Floating Villages and a bird sanctuary near the famous Tonle Sap River, shaped in the form of a dumbbell.

The Siem Reap Town is a cluster of small villages along the Siem Reap River. One can reach Siem Reap by air from Phnom Penh and Bangkok and by road from most prominent destinations. There are many small villages built by Buddhist Pagodas(Wat) which are spread across the banks of Siem Reap River. But the main town offers shopping experience for traditional and handicraft items.

What will mesmerize the most is Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the remains of the Khmer civilization. It is the most visited destination which has a huge wall space with loaded carving depicting scenes from Hindu mythology. On the way you will find many other temples like Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, Banteay Kdei, Phnom Bakheng, Ta Keo, Ta Som, East Mebon, Pre Rup and Neak Pean.

Along with temples one can also visit War museum and Angkor National Museum. For a short trip visit Phnom Dei, a hill near Siem Reap River and Banteay Srei, a very old temple famous for its architecture.

Siem Reap has a smooth local transportation system as compared to other cities of Cambodia. One can easily find taxis and tuk tuks. Just take a tuk tuk and start your fun filed journey to travel along the Angkor Wat. The bus from Phnom Penh takes about 6-7 hours to reach Siem Reap.

You can check popular bus routes e.g. Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, Siem Reap to Bangkok among other on our website.

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Phnom Penh at night

Phnom Penh

Posted on: May 5th, 2015

Set at the crossroads of Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers – Phnom Penh is a city of more than 2 million people, the capital of Cambodia and the country’s commercial, economic and political hub. Although it’s relatively less frequented as compared to its Thai or Vietnamese neighbours, tourist and business traveler numbers have steadily increased over the past few years and more travelers are projected to visit the city in the future. Phnom Penh has the country’s biggest international airport (the only other international airports are at Siem Reap and Sihanoukville) and is the main port of entry for most travelers to Cambodia.

It’s well connected to most parts of the country via road or air (railways are not much developed and aren’t used as public transport yet).
Road connectivity is to and from mostly parts of the country is quite good although you are advised to check the situation closer to your travel dates.Phnom Penh offers travelers a wide range of attractions and activities to choose from during the day and has a very active nightlife for those staying up late.

The main attractions are the National Museum, the Killing Fields, the Royal Palace and the vibrant Riverside area. In addition, there are numerous temples/pagodas, markets (including a night market), boat tours, excellent cafes, restaurants, spas and bars. The city has undergone significant development over the last few years and enjoys a cosmopolitan vibe. The city offers a wide variety of experiences and caters to a variety of budgets and tastes. There is no central bus station in Phnom Penh and buses congregate at meetings points located at various parts of the city – mainly around Central Market and Riverside/Sisowath Quay.

You can check popular bus routes e.g. Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Phnom Penh to Bangkok, Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh among other on our website.

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