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"When you plan to go to..." Cambodia Warnings Or Dangers Tip by acebiker

Cambodia Warnings and Dangers: 131 reviews and 95 photos

When you plan to go to Thailand and pass the frontier by boat close Ko Thong and then go to Trat(Thailand), be very carreful, a real mafia team is waiting for you. You first have to take the ferry from Sihnaoukville to Ko Tong, there the speed boats are waiting for you, this people works together with taxi drivers. The speedboat ( 3 dollars and not 100 bahts like indicated in some guides ) brings you at a specific place where the ' collegues ' are waiting for you. They don't wait to hold the boat while you get off, no they just rapt you bagage and run with it to their car all you can do is follow, it goes very fast. They put your bagage in the back of the car and refuse to open( you could kill them...). Their price starts at 5 dollars for one person ( it's only 4 min driving ) after long discussion you get 5 dollars for 3 people. They arg you not to wast the time because the frontier closes at 5 pm. It's a fact that the ferry only arrives arround 4 or 4.30 pm. So when you arrive at the frontier you probably will be to late, don't worry, these taxi drivers are waiting, they know. Then you can't pass to Thailand, they will bring you to their selected guesthouse. This is a gang where at least speedboat drivers, taxis drivers, guesthouse ownars work together I can't say that also the ferry people and the frontier people is involved but I wouldn't bet on it !!!!!
This appened tour our group of 60 tourist, 10 of them refused to go to a guesthouse and spend more money over there because we felt so p... ...
If you sleep on the frontier, these locals will tell you that it's not allowed and that police will come over, don't worry, sleep on the frontier at the beach, the police will come over, but these ones where good ones, we made a camp fire and they even brought us wood, I had a very good sleep
I will put the pictures when I got them

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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