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We are planning on a trip to Siem Reap from Bangkok and I have a few questions. I'll be driving to the border, Aran/Poipet where I would like to leave the car then cross over to Poipet. Does anyone know if their is a secure parking lot at the border and what they charge per day? After we cross the border what is the current situation for getting a taxi to Siem Reap and the cost? Their will be three of us traveling. What is the current procedure for getting the visa at the border and the cost? I have a US passport and wife and son will use Thai passports. Thanks for your help.

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Thai passports get 21 days, no visa required. US passports can apply for a 30-day tourist visa at the border, but, as Craig said, better to do an eVisa online at the Cambodian Embassy. Beware of sites masquerading as the official Embassy site. This is the correct one: Cambodia E-Visa.

Sorry, no personal experience parking at the Poipet border or taking a taxi from there. Suggest you contact the hotel/guesthouse where you plan to stay, and ask them. They most likely will be able to advise you.

Good luck, and have fun.

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Above is correct. ASEAN nationals don't need a visa and you can get yours online. There is a pay for parking car lot at the border used by all the Thai gamblers who cross over to the casinos. No idea what it costs and more to the point how secure it is, especially for car that stays there days on end.

tins of share taxis right at the border going to Siem Reap. Not sure the cost but maybe something in the vicinity of $15 - $25 depending in the condition of the car. But these are costs going Khmer style which means at least 2 passengers plus driver in the front, back full to capacity. If you want the car to ourselves it'll be more (but may be well worth it). Do bargain.

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I have a relative who is a border patrol agent there. When visiting them, we've stayed at a hotel that was fairly nice and had a security guard in the parking lot. Maybe if you spent one night there, they might let you just leave the car? Or for a small fee? Can't remember the name, but I believe it was the nicest one in the area. Just a thought.

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