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How to have cheap travel to Cambodia from Vietnam


The Kingdom of Cambodia is a popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, attracting visitors from all over the world by ancient relics such as the Angkor Wat or Angkor Thom relics, natural scenery such as the Tonle Sap Lake and the Mekong, along with beautiful beaches and islands like Sihanoukville, Koh Rong and Koh Thmei. Cambodian tourism is a great experience for Buddhists who like to explore the ruins of the past as well as those who love the wild beauty of nature.

1. Transportation for cheap travel to Cambodia

Flights: direct flights from Vietnam to Cambodia are operated by Vietnam Airlines in cooperation with Cambodia Angkor Air, with round-trip airfare as follows:

  • Hanoi – Phnom Penh route: from 7.000.000 VND to 12.000.000 VND
  • Hanoi – Siem Reap route: from 9 million VND to 12 million VND
  • Sai Gon / Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh: from VND5,500,000 to VND9,500,000 / ticket
  • Sai Gon / Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap: from 8.000.000 to 10.000.000d / ticket


Passenger / Open bus:

  • Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh: one way from 200,000 VND to 300,000 VND, return from 400.000 VND to 600.000 VND, travel time is about 6 hours (10 hours at night)
  • Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap: one way from 400,000 VND to 500,000 VND, return from 800,000 VND to 900,000 VND, travel time is about 11 hours (15 hours at night)

Famous tourist buses travel from Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap: Mai Linh, Sapaco, Kumho, TheSinhTourist, Mekong Express. Most of these firms have offices in West Pham Ngu Lao / Bui Vien quarter in the heart of Saigon.

Traveling in Cambodia: Buses and are an affordable option for cheap travel to Cambodia between major cities while traveling through Cambodia. For example, going from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap costs about 140,000 VND to 200,000 VND. You can ask at the bus station of Vietnam car manufacturers in Phnom Penh. To travel around the city, you have many options: walking, renting bicycles, motorbikes (about 120,000 VND / car / day), taxi or tuk tuk. Although renting a car can help you discover more while traveling in Cambodia, taxi or tuk tuk is still a safer option as traffic in big cities like Phnom Penh is quite crowded and dangerous.

2. Where to visit for cheap travel to Cambodia?


Banlung town is the capital of Ratanakiri province in eastern Cambodia. This is a wilderness area with a large forest area and also inhabited by ethnic minorities of Cambodia. Therefore, in Banlung you will experience a quite different from the popular tourist attractions of Cambodia. Some popular destinations in Banlung are Yeak Laom Volcanic Lake, Wat Rahtanharahm, Chaong Waterfall (you can walk behind the falls due to eroded rock) and Virachey National Park. Banlung is also home to many rubber plants and quarries. You can ask the hotel staff about exploring gem mines. This destination will make your cheap travel to Cambodia


Phnom Penh

This city is the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia, is one of the most important tourist destinations of Cambodia. Come to Phnom Penh, you should not miss the famous sites and monuments: • Royal Palace of Cambodia with two monuments of Silver Pagoda and Buddhist Temple is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Cambodia • Wat Phnom • National Museum of Cambodia • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 prison) • The death of Choeung Ek, where the Khmer Rouge regime executed many innocent people • Wat Botum where Pol Pot lived during his childhood • Independence Monument and Liberation Monument • The Olympic Stadium, which was supposed to be the site of the 1960s Asian Games but was canceled due to the political situation at the time.


Phnom Penh’s popular evening entertainment area is the Sisowath Quay, with many bars, cafés, and shops, like the Western Quarter in Saigon. For Cambodian tourists who prefer brand-name clothing, the Russian Market Russian Market is a must-visit destination in Cambodia. Phnom Penh is home to a large number of garment manufacturers such as Levis, CK, Ralph Lauren, which are often sold out in the market at attractive prices.

Siem Reap

This city is a popular destination for cheap travel to Cambodia, with a prime location near the Tonle Sap Lake, Battambang River and most importantly the Angkor ruins. Apart from being a transit city for other prominent Cambodian tourist destinations, Siem Reap also has notable shortages of noteworthy attractions in the inner city: • National Museum of Angkor: exhibits samples show the history of Angkor with modern technology. Most impressive is the room 1000 Buddha. • Wat Bo: mixed French architecture and details Buddhist influence of Thailand. • Wat Preah Prom Rath: 500-year-old temple with lying Buddha statue • Angkor Silk Farm: Not far from the city center, but located in a quiet countryside, where you can witness the silk process of the Cambodians.


3. What to eat in cheap travel to Cambodia?

3.1. Chrouk book – pork rice

Chrouk, or simply pork rice, is one of the simplest dishes in the country. Sliced pork is grilled with charcoal. Sometimes, people chop pork with coconut milk or garlic, making the chrouk chewing a lot of different flavors in different regions. Grilled pork is served with rice, cucumber and radish, ginger and a bowl of broth with fresh onions and non-aromatic dried onions. This dish is the top dish you should try in your cheap travel to Cambodia


3.2. Fish sauce

This dish uses slok ngor, a local herb to create bitterness. Fish sauce with coconut, kroeung, a Khmer curry powder made from lemon grass, saffron, garlic, onion and ginger. In the restaurants, the sauce is steamed in a bowl made from banana leaves to keep the food hot before serving the customer for cheap travel to Cambodia.

3.3. Khmer red curry

Not as spicy as Thai curry, red Khmer curries take the core of coconut, without the chili powder. Meats used are beef, fish, chicken with eggplant, cowpea, potato, fresh coconut milk, lemon grass and kroeung. Red Khmer curry is served with bread. Traveling to Cambodia is a must eat.

Khmer red curry

3.4. Lap Khmer – Khmer lemongrass salad

Lap Khmer often has more beef than salad. Some indigenous peoples prefer to beef almost fresh. However, most restaurants roast pasta before making salad. Khmer lemongrass beef salad with thin slices of beef cut into or over with lemon juice. Mix with lemon grass, onion, garlic, fish sauce, basil, mint, cowpea and fresh pepper, beef for sweetness, salty enough and add a spicy spicy pepper. This dish will bring unforgettable flavor for your cheap travel to Cambodia.

3.5. Chok Khok – Khmer noodles

Chok can be simply called Khmer noodles. Dishes include rice noodles, green curry with fish, lemon grass, turmeric and lemon. Fresh mint, cowpea, banana powder, cucumber and some other green vegetables are also served with chok chum.

Chok Khok - Khmer noodles

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