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Step 13/60: Cambodia -
About Phnom Penh
Price: 22 $
Traveling time: 8 hoursSlowboat from Chau Doc to the border. $22 for the visa. Slowboat to Phnom Penh. Price for slowboat to P.P. was included in the Mekong Tour in Vietnam.
Tips & Tricks
- Most streets have numbers, but they're not ordered logically. Bring a map!
Things to see
After the border crossing you hop on a different boat than the one leaving Chao Doc. It has pillows, even places where you can sit on mattresses and stretch your legs. The scenery changes a bit as well, since you're on the wide Mekong River again. It's a long ride, but definitely a nice experience.
Very impressive! This used to be a high school, but in 1975 Pol Pot turned this school into Security Prison 21 (S-21). Here, many people were tortured and later killed on the Killing Fields. The Khmer Rouge picked up everyone who had slightly different believes. Or who they thought did not life up to their standards were killed, resulting in 1/3 of the total population being completely wiped out! Horrific!
Phsar Thmei market, Capitol.
There are plenty of hotels in this area. All ask about the same price. Very basic rooms. I had a fan, tv and private bathroom. Busstation right around the corner.