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All direction is given as walking away the border. The border is NW of the town and the Main Rd is running toward SE from the border. From Arranyapratat, take a songthaw 5B from the bus station or train station. Tuk-tuk 50B/p or 100B/2-4 p. The town of Poipet is stretching from the border for 2km. At the end of the Main Rd there is a market, for 20min on foot, by moto 5B

  • Canadian Bank : M-F8-15:30 Sa8-11:30, $1=45B, 100yen=33B, 1B=88riel

  • GPO: on the right side of the roundabout opp from the Immigration and Police station. M-F8-178-17:00

  • Telecom office : Next to GPO. 8-19:00, Japan and Asia $1.96/min, USA/Europe $2.18/min. After 18:00 and on Su 20% discount.

  • Police : At the roundabout, left side.

  • Hospital : on the Main Rd. 10m after the round about, left side M-F7-16:00

  • Laundry service : Many GH offer, but it is expensive. One relatively cheap one is on Main Rd left side next to the Market. 15B/p

  • Message : Many massage places in town. Mostly Thai massage. 200B/hr

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Border Crossing

  • From the Cambodia to Thailand : Visa for 30 days can be obtained for free for most nationals. No photo nor no plain ticket is asked.
     

  • Access to Aranyaprathet : After crossing the border go to right where a big market . A large communal truck leaves from there to the Aran. 5B 10-15min.It is hard to find the bus stop. You better ask locals. Moto 40B to the town.
     

  • Border to Poipet Cambodia :
    Very easy to cross this border. 7:00-18:00. Visa for Cambodia can be obtained at the border.
    $20/1000B. 1 photo needed. If you don't have a visa, first you go to a counter for the visa then go to immigration to get the entry stamp.
    Seam Reap, where Angkor Wat is located, is 6 hours away from here by truck. The road is very rough. it may take long time if the weather is bad, but it is not so dangerous. A staff at the transport agent told us only one truck is attacked in a year. Cross the border as early as possible if you are planning to arrive Seam Reap before dark.
     

  • Attention : Apply the visa by yourself to avoid the charge, specially if you take a private transport from Khaosan Rd. A office after the immigration may ask you to obtain medical certificate, such as yellow card. if not, they issue one for you with a fee. which is 100% fake. You may ignore.
     

  • Next Destination : Seam Reap, Sisophon, Battamgbang

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Restaurant

During day time it is very hard to find a decent and cheap food in Poipet. Many local noodle shops on the Main Rd.

  • Food stalls : Around the market, 17-22:00. Cheap and good food. Vietnamese noodle soup 20B, Steamed rice + toppings 15B+

  • Capital Restaurant : 6:30-18:00, Moderate, Chinese, Vietnamese, English menu. Nice a/c restaurant

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Transport

  • Transport station : Market but most of the transport from Poipet originate from the roundabout near the border. It is very hard to get a local fare. You have to bargain very hard. Pickup is the most common.
    O :
    Backside of the pickup truck. No seat.,
    I : inside. 2 persons next to the driver and 3 more behind the driver. It could be a/c.
     

  • Fare O/I
    To Sisophon :
    pickup 40/60B, 1.5hr. leaves when it gets full.
    To Siam Reap :
    pickup 100/150B, 5-6 hrs. You many have to change at Sisophon. Make sure your pickup go to Siam Reap or not.
    To Battambang :
    pickup 40/60B, 3 hrs
    To Phnom Penh :
    pickup 300/500B, Not many pickup go to Phnom Penh. Travel to Battambang first and get another if you can't find one.
    Minbus/taxi 250-300B or $6/p

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Agent

  • Khmer Thai Border Tours: Just before the roundabout on the right side, 7:30-17:00. They have minibus. But you have to bargain.

  • Neak Krorhorn Travel: On the Main Rd right side, after the roundabout, opp from Wat 8-17:00

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Casino

Many casinos in town. It is sometime very dangerous to walk at night. However many deals which casinos offer are hard to refuse. Go to a casino and register as a member, not a hotel guest, you can get free drinks and free transport to BKK. If you change chips(15,000B), then you can get a free room. You can change this tips to cash, you need 6% com. However if you use them in casino and get normal chips you can get them back to cash without charge. One casino recommended by a traveler: Poipet Holiday Palace

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  Information provided by Ministry of Tourism. Government of Cambodia.

 

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