After Ho Chi Minh, next destination is Angkor Wat in Cambodia.😜👣👣👣🌏
As I do search for the most convenient yet affordable way to cross Cambodia from Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam, I came up with doing it by land.
There are many transport companies that operates across the counties of Southeast Asia but there are two known names that offers pre-booking for border-crossing:
Giant Ibis Transport
Known for its route Siem Reap and Sihanoulkville, this bus company promise its customers a “comfortable and enjoyable trip”. In just a short period of time they’ve built a strong reputation as the best bus operator in Cambodia. website: www.giantibis.com
24 Hours Service Support
Hotline: +855 23 999 333
Bookmebus is an online venue where a varied list of tranport operators can be found. Depending on your destination, preferred schedule, vehicle, and service, this site offers a lot of options. Surely, you can find the perfect transport that fits on your schedule and budget.
During my trip, with high consideration on my tight schedule, I found the perfect match in bookmebus.com.
My Booking Details
On Board Experience
Upon departure, each passenger were given a snack (2 types of bread), bottled water, and wet tissue. Travel time is expected to be 12 hours.
Few hours before arrival in Môc Bâi, the bus guide distributes Departure & Arrival Card to each passenger to filled-up. (Always bring ballpen when you travel.😊)
Upon arrival to the border, we all embark from the bus and go inside the immigration building. The bus guide directs us to the right lane. There is a separate lane for ASEAN member countries and for non-ASEAN whom visa is required upon entry.
We fall in line going to the immigration officer. The IO will take the Departure Card but the Arrival Card will be returned together with the passport.
Ensure you have the arrival card, this is very important upon entry to Cambodian Immigration.
After getting the exit stamp, we poceed to the exit of Vietnam Immigration then went back to the bus just waiting near the exit.
Then we proceed to the nearby establishment, the Cambodian Immigration.
We went inside the building then present our passport and arrival card to the Immigration officer. They got our personal information and finger prints. Just be attentive and follow their instructions.
Scams a very ramphant in Immigration, be aware that for those nationals of ASEAN member countries, you shouldn’t be paying any amount to the Immigration Officers.
During my trip, fellow travelers where asked to pay $1 each by an Immigration Officer.
Travelers from ASEAN member countries are visa-free in Cambodia.
After getting the entry stamp, we proceed to the bus and wait for all passengers to arrive.
Welcome to Cambodia! 👏👏👏
Once everyone are done on the immigration process, we proceed on our trip and had a stop over nearby, in a local eatery for lunch.
Upon arrival in a transport terminal in Phnom Penh, those going to Siem Reap were transferred to another bus. We have the same seat number though.😊
Another 6 hours going to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh.
At around 7pm, we arrived in Siem Reap.😊
For the full details on itinerary and expenses of my 10-Day Backpacking Tour in South East Asia, you may check The 1st 10 Days of My Life at 30 (Backpacking HCM-REP-BKK-CNX-KUL for PhP30k).
Hoping for more travels and crazy adventures!😉