"Expensive, but.." Getting there and away Tip by hez28
Getting there and away, Phnom Penh: 61 reviews and 92 photos
Most people these days go to Phnom Penh from Siem Reap by air-conditioned bus, seeing it’s so much cheaper which is only USD $4!
I opted to go by boat anyway as earlier on I’d experienced too much traveling by land. I bought my ticket at a guesthouse the day before my trip in Siem Reap town for USD $22. Note: Most guesthouses in Siem Reap sell this boat ticket. Just ask around.
On your day of departure, go to the ‘port’. It is the floating village of Chong Kneas near Phnom Krom, 11km south of Siem Reap. The journey will take about 5.5 hours, from 7.30 am to 1 pm.
It is a pleasant ride on the Tonle Sap lake, with fantastic landscape views under the sun. You can sit outside or inside the boat, your choice. You can also sit on the roof if you like the sun ;)
Although pricey, this experience was worth it for me. Check out my travelogue for more journey pics.
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