15 Days DIY Vietnam – Cambodia – Thailand (Part 2 of 3)

Ms. San, our new friend in Chau Doc helped us to book a speed boat to Phonm Penh. The price was 25 USD. Expensive indeed but during the journey you can see the excited children saying hi and giving you a high five. The journey took around 5-6 hours. The crew assisted us to get the stamp out of Vietnam Immigration. It was very easy since all we needed to was to wait and queue to enter Cambodia.

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at Cambodia border entrance

The night before, I asked my hotel in Phnom Penh, Rachana Hostel, if they could provide me a free pick-up. And surprisingly, they wanted to pick us up for free and they did it. The tuk-tuk driver was waiting for us when we arrived at the harbor. We checked-in with no difficulties and got the comfy room. We also booked the tour to go to Silk Island on that day and another tour to go to Russian Market, Killing Fields, etc at the following day. Since the wind during the journey was quite strong, I planned to take a nap before going around. However, the time was limited so without resting enough, my mother and I continued our journey to Silk Island.

We missed Wat Phnom, the eldest temple in town, since we were so tired. After going back to the hotel, I took an aspirin and got a very early sleep.

The following day, we took another tuk-tuk journey to some landmarks. I just knew the story about the genocide and khmer rouge so I felt shocked when I visit Tuol Seng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields. 😦 Yet my mom knew and she felt sorry.stellycious-cambodia-5

Then we went to Russian Market. The price was quite pricey for the souvenirs so we just tried the local foods. So many foreigners. We bumped into some foreign who seemed joining a food tour or cooking tour for they bought the vegetables mentioned by the guide.

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At the end, we dropped-by the national palace and museum. It was actually very close to our hostel, but since we intended to save our energy and the weather was so hot, we asked the tuk-tuk driver to wait while we took some picture. πŸ™‚

It’s a long post only for Phnom Penh City. Later, the bus we booked Cambodia VIP Van to continue our journey to Siam Reap.

Find your hotel in Phnom Penh via Agoda here.

To be continued

 

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2 thoughts on “15 Days DIY Vietnam – Cambodia – Thailand (Part 2 of 3)

  1. Full Day Phnom Penh city tour Include : Air Conditioning Car and English Speaking guide , one lunch at local restaurant, and Entrance fee to the sites:

    Royal palace and Silver Pagodas
    National Museum ( Art or antique museum )
    Wat Phnom penh , the holy hill pagoda
    Toul Sleng Museum or s-21 ( the former school that pol pot transferred to the prison 1975-1979 )
    Killing Field ( south of phnom penh 15 km , that used for killing the prisoners from S-21 in phnom penh).
    Market ( Russian or Central Market if times permit
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  2. Phnom Penh City Tour (Full Day) Daily Tour with booking one day before
    Service Include: Tour Price Per Person
    – Air condition Vehicle
    – Lunch at Restaurant
    Group Size
    1 Pax
    2Pax
    3-4 Pax
    5-7 Pax
    – Entrance fee to the sites
    – English Tour Guide
    Price per pax
    $ 117
    $ 85
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    $ 62

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