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Surin border with Cambodia- Can anybody help please?


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Hi,

 

I am headed for Siem Reap soon and I am wanting advice from anybody who is familiar with Surin.

 

We are looking for a hotel with good parking near the border crossing.

 

Our intention is to park the car at a decent secure hotel near the border, have a day and a night in Surin and then cross over.

 

We will then return 4 days after to stay again and collect our vehicle.

 

Thanks in advance,

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If U fancy a quick coffee before u go call into my wife's coffee shop at the border market before u go ...near ATM machine / second entrance.

How are u getting to Siem Reap?

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2 hours ago, Gottfrid said:

Auch! That is not a very good place to find a hotel. Kap Choeng, that is the closest city to Chong Chom border is not very filled with good places. There are some bad, but it would not be my choice. For me, there would only be two options.

First, could be to find a hotel in Prasat, which is a bit more far away from the border than Kap Choeng. In that case, I would chose Tong Paeka Hotel for about 750 a night. From there you can get someone from the bus station to drive you back and forth to the border.

 

My choice would fall on driving all the way to the border, though. Have done that a good amount of times before. They have big parking space, and it has never happened anything with the car. As long as you do not drive a Lambo, you should be fine. 🙂 

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Thank you sir.

 

I was not aware they had secure parking area!

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2 hours ago, ubonjoe said:

Moved to the Isaan forum for local input.

Thanks UbonJoe,

 

 

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1 hour ago, RmcaIssan said:

If U fancy a quick coffee before u go call into my wife's coffee shop at the border market before u go ...near ATM machine / second entrance.

How are u getting to Siem Reap?

Hi, I have contacted my tuk tuk guy in Siem Reap to get a limo price for me!

I won't use buses or shared cars.

Too old and like my privacy.

I will be honest, i normally fly but flights are still thin on  the ground to Siem Reap and many involved going via Singapore or  Vietnam.  Nowhere near normal as yet obviously. I  can get flights to Phnom Penn  but then its a 5 hour taxi to SIem reap!

I hate those corrupt guys at Poipet so i wont go there.

For us arriving from Kalasin this is  appearing to be the best option.

I have to go as its a business trip to see my bankers there.

I am not going visiting the temples.

I am just hearing there is parking which I didn't think there was at the border, with it being a small crossing point.

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38 minutes ago, Scouse123 said:

Thank you sir.

 

I was not aware they had secure parking area!

Maybe, I would not call it secure. On the other hand, it is quite close to the small huts very immigration officers are sitting. Maybe not get more secure than that. Pretty sure, they have some guy walking around there too, but not 100 of course. However, I drive a BMW X6 and never any problem as I say. 🙂 

That way, you can stay at a hotel in Surin instead if you wish to have some extra days of relaxation. At least they have some decent restaurants, hotels and shopping. 

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7 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

Hi, I have contacted my tuk tuk guy in Siem Reap to get a limo price for me!

I won't use buses or shared cars.

Too old and like my privacy.

I will be honest, i normally fly but flights are still thin on  the ground to Siem Reap and many involved going via Singapore or  Vietnam.  Nowhere near normal as yet obviously. I  can get flights to Phnom Penn  but then its a 5 hour taxi to SIem reap!

I hate those corrupt guys at Poipet so i wont go there.

For us arriving from Kalasin this is  appearing to be the best option.

I have to go as its a business trip to see my bankers there.

I am not going visiting the temples.

I am just hearing there is parking which I didn't think there was at the border, with it being a small crossing point.

There is parking at the border controlled by the army ..so reasonably safe.

A lot of Thais and minivans park up there and walk across to the casino .. think finally reopened again ?

Done that trip ..takes about 3 hours by taxi ...

You have to buy a visa on the Cambodian side ..bring a photo or they'll rip off for another 200/300 bt.

All the best ...

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Thank you guys.

 

You all have given me helpful comments and advice.

 

I will go direct to Siem Reap and park at border.

 

On the return, it will be good to see a bit of Surin.

 

Looking forward to it.

 

Thank you everybody.

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10 hours ago, Scouse123 said:

Thank you guys.

 

You all have given me helpful comments and advice.

 

I will go direct to Siem Reap and park at border.

 

On the return, it will be good to see a bit of Surin.

 

Looking forward to it.

 

Thank you everybody.

If you want some delicious western food in Surin, I recommend Starbeams or 214Diner.

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On 5/22/2022 at 2:44 AM, Scouse123 said:

I am headed for Siem Reap soon

I live in Siem Reap and I note no travel dates are quoted, so for reference, please note for these two dates Saturday 4 June 2022 and Sunday 5 June 2022:-

 

"KTV, nightclubs, beer garden and other venues that serve alcohol will remain shut across the country for two days during the upcoming June 5 Commune Election. Restaurants were also asked not to serve alcoholic beverages, including wine" 

 

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081419/shutters-on-ktv-nightclubs-beer-gardens-during-polls/

 

I wish you a very enjoyable holiday.

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Is it not possible to cross into Cambodia's Siem Reap with a Thai car? Wondering as the idea is not new. I own the car (in my name), have the ITP (international transport permit) as so required for also by Laos and can get the necessary visa without an issue. 

Question is, can you and if yes how do you get a Thai car into Cambodia? 

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We have always parked at the border crossing. There are plenty of places offering parking. I can'r remember the prices, but the parking is off the road and within easy walking distance of the border crossing. There is some sheltered parking, but it is limited.

 

You car will be safe. There are always plenty of Thai people crossing for a day at the casinos.

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13 hours ago, Sydebolle said:

Is it not possible to cross into Cambodia's Siem Reap with a Thai car? Wondering as the idea is not new. I own the car (in my name), have the ITP (international transport permit) as so required for also by Laos and can get the necessary visa without an issue. 

Question is, can you and if yes how do you get a Thai car into Cambodia? 

I don't want to cross in my car. I want to park it safe on the Thai side

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13 hours ago, Burma Bill said:

I live in Siem Reap and I note no travel dates are quoted, so for reference, please note for these two dates Saturday 4 June 2022 and Sunday 5 June 2022:-

 

"KTV, nightclubs, beer garden and other venues that serve alcohol will remain shut across the country for two days during the upcoming June 5 Commune Election. Restaurants were also asked not to serve alcoholic beverages, including wine" 

 

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501081419/shutters-on-ktv-nightclubs-beer-gardens-during-polls/

 

I wish you a very enjoyable holiday.

Now you tell me! Lol

 

Yeah I know you live there.

I arrive on June 5th until 9th.

I am bringing Thai business people with me and we are in a five star hotel so we can hang around there on the 5th after an 8 hour journey.

 

Its got Gym, Spa and all the bells and whistles. So we can sure manage it for a day or so.

 

 

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