Preah Vihear

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Preah Vihear

Postby Camel Blue » Tue May 27, 2014 9:32 pm

Has anyone been? Is it worth the effort?

I'm thinking about hiring a motorbike to make the trip - are there any guesthouses nearby or would you advise to stay in Siem Reap?

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Re: Preah Vihear

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Tue May 27, 2014 9:57 pm

Not much of an effort anymore. All the roads linking to it are now beautifully paved (from Siem Riep, Kompong Thom AND Samraong). I would just stay in Tbeang Meanchey (Preah Vihear) to be honest. Siem Riep is pretty far out. Then drive to the base of the mountain and ether ride up or hire a motodop to take you up (it's very steep). Well worth it imo. Probably crowded now, I went a week after the 2009 skirmishes and had the whole place to myself (minus the soldiers). Great views and a nice temple. It's different. Go for it!
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Re: Preah Vihear

Postby phuketrichard » Wed May 28, 2014 7:35 am

was there in 2012, well worth the trip
stay in Preah Vihear city ( Tbeang Meanchey ) ( about 100kms away but that's only 1 hour on great road
make sure u take ur passport
admission is free
but $5 for the motorcycle ride up, as said its very steep.

DO NOT GO WITH A THAI,
they will not be a allowed up ( something i found out with my daughter they hard way)

Leave SR early and stop at Bang Mealea an koh ker on the way an overnight at PV city
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Re: Preah Vihear

Postby Camel Blue » Wed May 28, 2014 9:13 am

Thanks Bitte_Kein_Lexus and phucketrichard. Do they really check passports? Could be a problem if I leave it as a deposit for the bike...
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Re: Preah Vihear

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Wed May 28, 2014 10:17 am

Phuket's information is more up to date so I would follow his advice. Didn't need a passport when I went. Can you provide cash collateral for the bike? Explain to them that you're going to PV and might need your passport. I also recommend checking out Koh Ker either on the way to PV or on the way back. Give yourself a few hours. Worth it imo as it's a very unique temple (the main one, it's actually a large temple complex and by now the road is perfectly paved as well).
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Re: Preah Vihear

Postby Camel Blue » Wed May 28, 2014 11:01 am

Thanks, I was going to ask about possible interesting places on the way, I'll definitely check out Koh Ker as well
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Re: Preah Vihear

Postby phuketrichard » Wed May 28, 2014 11:30 am

100% u need passport, u need to register at the bottom

lets see if we can cross post forum threads,

MY trip to PV,http://teakdoor.com/cambodia-forum/1114 ... ihear.html
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Re: Preah Vihear

Postby Camel Blue » Wed May 28, 2014 6:34 pm

Thanks, great blog and great pictures. PV looks amazing
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Re: Preah Vihear

Postby SockPuppet » Wed May 28, 2014 7:10 pm

Amazing photos, phuket!
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