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Phnom Penh is the capital and the largest city of Cambodia, about 1000 000 inhabitants. Lots of travelers in Southeast Asia traveling also from Vietnam to Cambodia. Cambodia is an attractive tourist spot and somewhere also very overcrowded by tourists, eg. in Angkor Wat – world famous hinduist and then buddhist temple. It is a political, cultural and economic center of Cambodia and it is located at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap river.
There is a large number of interesting sites and monuments in Phnom Penh.
If you travel from Ho Chi Minh City, this place will be probably your first big stop in Cambodia. Phnom Penh is about 250 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The fastest option how to get there is to use a flight, but these flights can be too expensive. Second way is to travel by bus (about 6 -7 hours) from Ho Chi Minh City. From Phnom Penh you can travel also to Siem Reap and visit the most interesting place in Cambodia – Angkor Wat Temple. Recommended – book and buy your bus tickets or flight to Phnom Penh online. There is no train connection (2017), but it should be build in the near future.
1. BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh
– yes, also buses run, a cheapest way of transport between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh
– travel by bus from Saigon to Phnom Penh takes about 5-7 hours (minivans are faster)
– bus ticket price is about 300 000 – 450 000 viet.dongs ($13 – 18)
– verified bus companies – Mekong Express, Giant Ibis, The Sinh Tourist, Kumho Samco (air-conditioned buses)
– bus of TheSinh Tourist, Giant Ibis, Kumho Samco – come to the bus at least 30 minutes before departure (print your e-ticket)
– bus of Mekong Express – come to the bus at least 60 minutes before departure (print your e-ticket)
– bus of Thero Express – bring your voucher to the office address stated 30 minutes before departure time to exchange for ticket and board bus. You may either print or show the voucher on your smartphone/tablet.
– read all information before you buy bus tickets
icon-angle-double-rightbook and buy bus e-tickets from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh on Baolau or 12go.asia
– you will receive your e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus
2. FLIGHT from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh icon-plane
– there are also flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh
– airlines: Vietnam Airlines, Cambodia Angkor Air, Qatar Airways
– flight time is approximately 1 hour
– price of the one-way low-cost flight is about 4 000 000 – 5 000 000 viet.dongs ($120-180)
– airport in Ho Chi Minh City – Tan Son Nhat Airport, airport in Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh International Airport
– the plane is the fastest but the most expensive way of the transfer between Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh
– come to airport 3 hours before international flights to complete checking procedures
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The Royal Palace of Cambodia – the royal abode of the King of Cambodia.
The compound was the citadel of King Ponhea Yat (1393-1463) and rebuilt to its present state in 1886, when King Norodom (1834-1904) relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phnom Penh. The buildings with beautiful towering spires are a great example of classic Khmer architecture found in Cambodia today. Along with numerous other interesting buildings, within the 183,135 square meters (421m x 435m) compound is The Khemarin Palace, also known as Prasat Khemarin or the “Palace of the Khmer King.”
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– company offers also a tickets larger bus companies (Mai Linh, Hoang Long, Hung Thanh, InterBus Lines, EcoSapa…)
– company offers flights of Vietnamese airlines, JetStar, VietJet Air, Air Asia as well as flights to neighbouring countries
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