The majority of travelers to Cambodia fly into
Pochentong International Airport in Phnom Penh, though some visitors
choose to fly directly to Siem Reap from Bangkok. A growing number are
also arriving overland.
Visa and Travel Requirements
Visas may be acquired at overseas Cambodian embassies or upon arrival
at the international airport in either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.
Tourist visas: US$20; Business Visas: US$25 for thirty days that may
be extended in-country. Tourist visas can be extended a maximum of 3
It's possible access into Cambodia by land from
neighboring countries, Vietnam and Thailand (recently from Laos is not
Access from Vietnam:
There are 1 international border check point at Bavet (Cambodia
site) and Moc Bai (Vietnam site). Visitors can travel by land across
this point mainly from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Phnom Penh City,
Cambodia, it around 230 km between these two cities.
At the border, there are many taxis in both sites, and taxi cost to
Phnom Penh is about US$10 per person, by National road No.1.
Travel by this way visitors can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the
east part of Cambodia in the Mekong area, but one thing
should be notice that the road No.1 is under construction, and it will
be completed in 2003.
Visitors access Cambodia through this point are required
to have a entry visa for Cambodia in advance, they
can have a visa from Royal Cambodian Embassy to their
own country or at Cambodian consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Access from Thailand:
Recently there are 2 international border check points between Cambodia
Poi Pet (Cambodia) and Aranyaprathet (Thailand)
This point it can be connect Bangkok or North-East of Thailand to Phnom
Penh via North-West part of Cambodia including Angkor
area. This point, visitors can get entry visa for Cambodia
on arrival with cost of US$20. Taxi also available there, especially
for Siem Reap - Angkor, it cost around US$15 per person on the National
road No.6, road is pure condition, so it take about 7 hours from border
to Siem Reap town.
Cham Yem (Cambodia) and Trad (Thailand)
Visitors can be reached this point by road from Bangkok or South-East
of Thailand, arrive Trad Province of Thailand and than meet the international
border check point Cham Yem in Koh Kong Province of Cambodia.
Across this point visitors are required to have an entry visa for Cambodia,
they can have it at Royal Cambodian Embassy to Thailand in Bangkok or
other places in advance. From Koh Kong, visitors can continue their
trip to Sihanoukville, the seaside paradise of Cambodia,
by fast boat around 3 hours and cost US$20 (one way), and then connect
to Phnom Penh City by National road No.4 (good road) with 225km it takes
about 3 hours by taxi or air con-bus, cost around US$5.
BY WATER WAY
Visitors can be reached Cambodia by waterway from
neighboring countries and the world. Cambodia have
the international seaport Sihanoukville and the Mekong river port Phnom
Penh. These are two main gateways to Cambodia by waterway,
which become popular.
Cruise ship can be possible on the Mekong river from Vietnam to Phnom
Penh capital city, and connect to upper Mekong closed to Laos or link
it with Tonle Sap river and Lake to Siem Reap Angkor, the world wonder
of Cambodia. By this route, visitors can enjoy the
Mekong's views and discovery the new area of Cambodia
with combine together nature, culture and life stiles of the people.
Sihanoukville the international seaport gateway have experiences for
years to receive many cruise ships from the world, such as Japanese
cruise ship named "Peace Boat" which hundreds of visitors
Visitors access by these ways are required to have an entry visa for
Cambodia in advance.