10th July 2002, 07:15 AM
Angkor Wat and Bangkok via Land?
Was wondering if you guys can help? Are there any tours still around going to Angkor Wat? I guess the tour operators I've inquired at are rather scared about going there, so am wondering if it's really that dangerous nowadays?
Also, has anyone travelled to Bangkok from Singapore on land? Meaning via rail? How was it? How much did it cost?
Thanks for any help!
10th July 2002, 03:43 PM
10th July 2002, 09:58 PM
Oh, i spent S$45 or so for a VIP coach to Hat Yai, which from there i took another mini-bus to Krabi first. Spent abt 3 days there before i embarked on another coach ride to Bangkok.
Coach to Bangkok from Krabi is abt $50 ++ (can't exactly remember) But then again, u could take the government buses to Bangkok too from Hat Yai which is cheaper but takes a much longer time. Just got to ask around or follow the lonely planet' guide. It's quite accurate.
Oh, from Singapore to Hat Yai is abt 12hrs ++ ride with lots of breaks in between. And another 12 hrs or so from Hat Yai to Bangkok.
Oh ah, forget to mention that you'll need to apply for visa to Cambodia embassy. And normally it's takes a week or so to process. (Did mine in Bangkok's Cambodia embassy for 1000Baht==S$50 or so)
Another thing is Siem Reap is not as dangerous as one will think; in fact, i enjoyed my week's stay there very much. The ppl are very friendly, the lavish greenery, not to mentioned the majestic Ang Kor Wat. However, having said that, it's still not as safe as in Singapore. So i'd advise you to get a travelling partner before embarking to Cambodia.
I don't think i've covered everything here, so if you do need more infos, i hope i could help.
Ya, i've a VCD on Ang Kor Wat which i got in Cambodia and a Micheal Freeman's Ang Kor Wat's Pictorial book. If u want to view them, i could lend them to you.
10th July 2002, 10:03 PM
Forget to add, You could take train straight from Singapore to Bangkok but you 'll change at KL or Butterworth. As for the cost, you could check out this site: http://www.ktmb.com.my/
19th July 2002, 11:24 PM
20th July 2002, 01:20 AM