The Kingdom of Cambodia is incredibly rich in amazing history and famous for its Buddhist culture. Ancient temples, coral islands and wildlife wonderfully merged with the civilized world. Previously, the borders of the kingdom were banned for tourists. The dictator Paul Then, during his reign, destroyed more than half the population. But today the country is at the revival stage and is happy to welcome guests, devoting to its secrets.
Several ways to get to Cambodia
So, when you are already charged with a positive and in anticipation of the upcoming adventures, packed your suitcase, do not forget to check your passport. It should not be expired, but should be valid for at least another six months from the date of arrival in Cambodia.
Get a visa to Cambodia. You can apply at the consular office of the Embassy of Cambodia in your city, if any. As an option, apply for the Kingdom’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and receive an electronic visa in response. You can also apply for a visa upon arrival at the first checkpoint if you have complete order in other documents. This circumstance is not inherent in Laos. The cost of the visa fee is about 50 euros, but the price can fluctuate and gradually rise..
Now it’s up to the ticket. But here it is somewhat more complicated than with other directions. There is no direct flight, although there are exceptions as privileges for travel companies, as well as charters. Most often, planes are sent to the capital of the state – Phnom Penh.
If you need to get to Siem Reap, then you should go through border control in Aranyaprathet. Public transport runs from Bangkok’s North Bus Station. Travel time will be about four hours, and the ticket cost is about $ 10.
Upon arrival at Aranyaprathet, transfer to the minibus, which goes to a Thai checkpoint. You will be stamped at the border, and you will be able to fully move on to the office of the kingdom migration service. Present your document or apply for a visa on site. Once the formalities are settled, buy a ticket for public transport or hire a taxi. The difference in price is 5-8 times. You can be asked for more than $ 100 for a taxi, but know that Khmers are friendly people and like to bargain, if you find the right approach, the amount can be halved.
Going to Cambodia, it is advisable to immediately make a currency exchange, because it is customary to tip – small, but for each service rendered, and you will be treated like a royal person.