"TAKING BUS IN THE COUNTRY" Siem Reap by dave1070

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A warning for those who want to trael by bus

I met a Japanese guy recently, 19th September 2011 who BOUGHT ticket for Siem Reap to Pakse Lao by the CAMBODIA - LAO EXPRESS BUS. The bus was suppose to leave Siem Reap bus station at 5:30 am. He was at the pick up point at around 5:00am to wait to be picked up. He waited until 6:30 another bus company picked him up and put him in a different bus which he supposed to take to Pakse. He was told that he will need to change to another bus in Kampong Cham, a province on the way. When the bus reached Kampong Cham he was told to get out off the bus so he got out but shockingly no one picked him up to another bus. The previous bus left and he was alone there. Soon a taxi driver came and asked him to take his taxi and asked to be paid US$10.00. This young Japanese refused to pay as he had already paid or his ticket. So this taxi dropped him near the Kizona bridge (a Japanese-Cambodia friendship bridge). The young man again shocked and looked helpless. He was so scare. A kind Cambodian man talked to him and took him to another bus company. From then, I lost contact with him. I hope he got his new bus ticket and reached Pakse safely.

So what is my purpose of sharing this story? I'm not trying to discourage you visiting Cambodia. There are a lot of nice, helpful and friendly Cambodian peoples in Cambodia. There are also a lot of good bus companies in Cambodia. But you need to watch out for some bad company like the CAMBODIA - LAO EXPRESS BUS. This company is one of the irresponsible companies. I hope the Cambodian government will do something to improve the moral of the biz especially transportation and tourism related biz.

So friends, when you want to travel to Lao, Steng Treng, Kratei, Ranakiri by bus please...............DON'T TAKE THE CAMBODIA - LAO EXPRESS BUS.

  • Last visit to Siem Reap: Sep 2011
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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