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Cambodian Visa Run

For many tourists in Thailand Cambodia is the quickest and easiest place to do a visa run to, whether it is to come back in on your multiple entry visa or come in on a 15 day visa exempt stamp, or flying to Phnom Penh to apply for a new visa for Thailand.
Most border entry points into Cambodia will issue you with a Cambodian tourists visa which is valid for 30 days, this costs 1,000baht, you will also need to supply them with a passport type photo, if you don't have one then you will have to pay a small fine, if you are not going to spend the night in Cambodia you will also have to pay a small fine, this varies from 100baht to 300baht depending which border crossing you use.

*NB, as of late 2009 no ticket out of Thailand is required.*

*Doing a visa run to Cambodia there are a few pitfalls, you will need a ticket out of Thailand valid for that period of time you are allowed into Thailand, at Pong Nam Ron/ Ban Laem on the Cambodian side of the border, Daung you will be able to buy a bus ticket onto Phnom Penh, although it is believed that there isn't actually a bus and this is a bit of a scam, the Ban Laem to Daung border crossing is the most popular one for visa runners from Bangkok and Pattaya as it is the least problematic.*

AirAsia has 2 flights per day from Bangkok to Phnom Penh, the first leaves at 7.00am, the afternoon flight is at 14.50pm.

If you decide to fly to Phnom Phen from Bangkok there are many hotels and attractions to see there while awaiting for your new visa to Thailand to be issued, there is also a large choice of cheap hotels and guesthouses including Flamingos Hotel and The Walkabout, also many bars are worth a visit to help quench your thirst.
Here is a thread on one of our members trips to Phnom Penh, a trip to the famous shooting range where you can shoot rocket launchers at cows, eat a *happy* pizza, and other interesting things to see and do.
This thread is a members journey from Pattaya to Phnom Penh, a stay at Flamingos Hotel, meals at different restaurants in Phnom Penh, including a Lebanese Restaurant which wasn't so good.

NB** It seems the authorities are clamping down on Happy Pizzas.

Cambodia Weather Forecasts
Cambodia Travel Forum
Cambodia News Headlines

Time and Date in Cambodia

Beaches in Cambodia

One of the most popular beaches in Cambodia is Sihanoukville which is about a 4 hour bus journey from Phnom Penh, more on Sihanoukville can be found here.

Tourist attractions and things to see in Cambodia

Cambodia has many tourist attractions including Tha Angkor Wat. the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

Adventure and tours for the Cambodian enthusiast

Here's an interesting tale of one of our members trips who took his Thai girlfriend on tour around Cambodia, and here is another mans story of his Pattaya to Siem Reap adventure, travelling overland in Cambodia can be quite arduous, Phnom Penh to Koh Kong is an 8 hour bus journey which involves mainly dirt roads and some unusual ways of getting you across rivers, Siem Reap is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in Cambodia.

Thailand has many Border crossing points into Cambodia, Koh Kong down in Trat, in the Pong Nam Ron area of Chanthaburi there are 3 border crossing points, Ban Laem to Daung, Prum, and Aranyaphratet Poipet,

Members trips and visa runs to Cambodia

Phnom Penh
A visa run to Phnom Penh with a stay at Tonle Sap Guesthouse, and visits to the National Museum and Genocide Museum.

Bangkok to Cambodia
A trip to Cambodia with stops at Sisophon, Bantaey Chhmar and Battambang.

Visa run from Pattaya to Ban Laem and Daung, with pictures.
If you just need a 30 day visa exempt stay for Thailand you will need to show a ticket out of Thailand which is valid during those 30 days, or you can buy a bus ticket in Daung by the duty free for 200baht.

Visa run from Pattaya to Pong Nam Ron and Prum, with pictures
To do a visa run to Prum you will need a ticket out of Thailand if you are going for the visa exempt option.

Visa Run to Aranyaprathet, Poipet
The nearest border crossing point for those in Bangkok, on the Cambodian side at Poi Pet it has several casinos, the Thai side of Arayaprathet has a large open air market selling many fake power tools and second hand clothing.
To get to Aranyaprathet cheaply from Bangkok you can travel by train, there are 2 trains perday, one leaves at 5.55am from Hualamphong Train Station and arrives in Aranyaprathet at 11.35am, a second train leaves at 13.05pm and arrives 17.35pm, you can find train schedules for Eastern Thailand here.

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and the Angkor Wat
One of our members spends a week in Phnom Penh, then catches the bus for a few days in Siem Reap to see the Angkor Wat, and then back to Phnom Penh and onto Bangkok.

Bangkok to Koh Kong
One of our members travels from Bangkok to Koh Kong to visit the casino and a couple of restaurants.

Bangkok to Siem Reap
One of our members visits Siem Reap, stays at the Auberge Mont Royal d'Angkor, and takes the tour of the local Temples.

Angkor Wat
One of our members spends some time at the Angkor wat Temple and gets some great pictures.

Maps of Cambodia

Phnom Penh Street Map

Phnom Penh Street Map with Cash Points and Currency Exchanges

Siem Reap Street Map

Sihanoukville Street Map

Angkor Wat Map

The Thai Embassy in Cambodia

Cambodia Royal Thai Embassy,
Office Of Commercial Affairs,
169 M.V.MAO Tse Toung,
(Rue 245) Sangkat Toul Svay Prey 1,
Khan Chamcarmon Mon Phnom peng,
Telephone : 855-23 364607 Fax: 855-23 310150 thaicompnh[at]

The Thai Embassy in Cambodia closes on both Thai and Cambodian Bank Holidays, you can check on the TeakDoor Calendar to see what holidays are coming up.

For your visa into Cambodia you can also apply online for an "e-Visa" at their Web Site,, this costs 25 dollars and takes 3 days to process.
The visa is a single entry tourist visa and has to be utilised within 3 months and allows you to stay in Cambodia for up to 30 days.

A full listing of Cambodian Embassies and Consulates can be found here.

With an e-Visa there are some entry points from Thailand into Cambodia where it cannot be used to enter, these are as follows, Chorm (Oddar Meanchey), Daung (Kamrieng-Battambang), Prom (Pailin), O Smach (Oddar Meanchey), there are also some border points from Vietnam to Cambodia where it cannot be used, Kaoam Samnor (Kandal-Mekong), Phnom Den (Takeo), Trapaing Sre (Kratie), from Laos this e-Visa cannot be used to enter Cambodia on the Dong Kralo (Stung Treng) check point.

Some Nationalities come under the Visa Exemption Catergory, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, this allows a stay of up to 14 days.

Penang and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia are also a popular choice for farangs living in Thailand to do a visa run as are Laos and Singapore.

Guesthouses and Hotels in Cambodia

Guest Houses in Banteay Meanchey
GuestHouses in Battambang
Guesthouses in Kampong Cham
Guesthouses in Kampong Chhnang
Guesthouses in Kampong Speu
Guesthouses in Kampong Thom
Guesthouses in Kampot
Guesthouses in Kandal
Guesthouses in Kep
Guesthouses in Koh Kong
Guesthouses in Kratie
Guesthouses in Mondulkiri
Guesthouses in Phnom Penh
Guesthouses in Poipet
Guesthouses in Preah Vihear
Guesthouses in Rattanakiri
Siem Reap Guesthouses
Siem Reap Hotels
Guesthouses in Sihanoukville
Hotels in Sihanoukville
Guesthouses in Svay Rieng

Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Cambodia

Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh,
Villa11, R V Senei Vannavaut Oum (St. 254)
Daun Penh District
Phnom Penh
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: +855 23 213 470
Fax: +855 23 213 413
Web Site:
Email: australian.embassy.cambodia[at]
Office Hours: The Embassy will be open from 8am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 5pm Mondays to Fridays, except on public holidays.

Brunei Bruneian Embassy in Phnom Penh,
No . 237, Pasteur St. 51
Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang I
Khan Chamkar Mon
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (00855) 23 211 457 / (00855) 23 211 458
Fax: (00855) 23 211 456
Email: Phnompenh.cambodia[at]
Office Hours: 0800 to 1200 hrs & 1330 to 1630 hrs Monday to Thursday 0800 to 1130 hrs & 1430 to 1630 hrs (Friday)

Canada Canadian Embassy in Phnom Penh,
#9 R.V. Senei Vinnavaut Oum (Street 254),
Sangkat Chaktamouk, Khan Daun Penh
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (011 855 23) 213 470
Fax: (011 855 23) 211 389
Web Site:
Email: pnmpn[at]

China Chinese Embassy in Phnom Penh,
No.156, Blvd. Mao Tsetung
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: 00855-12-810928
Fax: 00855-23-364738
Web Site:
Email: chinaemb_kh[at]

Cuba Cuban Embassy in Phnom Penh,
NR. 96/98 Street 214.
Sangkart Veal Vons Rhain
7 Makara
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (855) 213 965
Fax: (855) 217 428
Web Site:
Email: embacambodia2[at]

Denmark Danish Embassy in Phnom Penh,
P.O.Box 100
House #8, Street 352
Boeung Keng Kong 1
Chamcar Morn
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: +855 23 987 629
Fax: +855 23 993 065
Web Site:
Email: pnhrpk[at]
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday:7.30-12.00 to 13.00-16.30 Friday: 7.30-12.00 to 13.00-14.00

France French Embassy in Phnom Penh,
1 Boulevard Monivong
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: 023 430 020
Fax: 023 430 041
Email: ambafrance[at]

Germany German Embassy in Phnom Penh,

No. 76-78 Rue Yougoslavie
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (844) 216 193, 381
Fax: (844) 23 42 77 46
Email: germanembassy[at]

Greenland Greenlandic Embassy in Phnom Penh,
P.O.Box 100
House #8, Street 352
Phnom Penh
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: +855 023 987 629
Fax: +855 023 993 065
Web Site:
Email: pnhrpk[at]

India Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh,
No. 5,
Street No.466
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: 00-855-23-210912, 210913
Fax: 00-855-213640,210914
Email: embindia[at], hocembindia[at], admnembindia[at]

Indonesia Indonesian Embassy in Phnom Penh,
No. 1, Street 466
Corner Norodom Boulevard 90
Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Khan Chamkarmon
(PO. Box 894)
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (855-23) 217-934, 216-148
Fax: (855-23) 217-566
Email: kukppenh[at]

Japan Japanese Embassy in Phnom Penh,
No 194, Moha Vithei Preah Norodom
Sangkat Tonle Bassac
Khan Chamkar Mon
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (855-23)217161~4
Fax: (855-23)216162
Web Site:
Office Hours: Office Hours Monday to Friday, 08:00^12:00, 14:00^18:00

Laos Lao or Laotian Embassy in Phnom Penh,
15-17 Mao Tsetung Bld
Phnom Penh
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (855-23) 982 632, (855-23) 428 545, (021) 812 352, (021) 808 313, (021) 911 551, (012) 815 125
Fax: 720 907

Malaysia Malaysian Embassy in Phnom Penh,
Villa No. 5, Street 242
Sangkat Chaktomouk,
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Kingdom of Cambodia
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: 855-23-216176/177
Fax: 855-23-216004
Web Site:
Email: mwppenh[at]
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 0800 - 1630 hours

Myanmar Myanmar Embassy in Phnom Penh,
181, Preah Norodon Boulevard
Boeung Keng Kang 1
Khan Chamcarmon
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (855-23) 213663, 213664
Fax: (855-23) 2136665
Email: m.e.phnompenh[at]

Philippines Philippine Embassy in Phnom Penh,
No. 33 Road 294 Khan Chamcarmon
Sangkat Tonle Bassac
P.O. Box 2018
Phnom Penh
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (85523) 215-145, 222-303; 222-304
Fax: (85523) 215-143
Email: phnompenhpe[at] / phnompenhpe[at]
Office Hours: 08.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00

Russia Russian Embassy in Phnom Penh,
213, Blvd. Sothearos, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: +855 23 210-931

Fax: +855 23 216-776
Email: russemba[at]

Singapore Singaporean Embassy in Phnom Penh,
92 Norodom Boulevard
Phnom Penh
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: 855-23-360 855
Fax: 855-23-210 862
Web Site:
Email: singemb[at]
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.00 am to 12.30 pm 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Thailand Thai Embassy in Phnom Penh,
No.196 Preah Norodom Boulevard
Sangkat Tonle Bassac
Khan Chamcar Mon
Phnom Penh
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: 855) 023 726 306 - 10
Fax: (66) 0-2354 6190 ; (855) 23 726 303
Web Site:
Email: thaipnp[at]
Office Hours: Office Hours :Monday - Friday 08.3012.00 hrs. and 14.0017.00 hrs.

Visa and Consular section : 08.3011.00 hrs. (Submission Time) 14.00-16.00 hrs (Collection Time)

United Kingdom British Embassy in Phnom Penh,
27-29 Street 75
Phnom Penh
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (00) (855 23) 427124 or (00) (855 23) 428153
Fax: (00) (855 23) 427125
Web Site:
Email: britemb[at]
Office Hours: Office hours: Monday - Friday: 08:30-12:00 and 13:30-17:00
Consular hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00-11:30 and 13:30-15:00

United Kingdom British Consulate in Sihanouk Ville,
c/o Mlop Tapang Organisation
Street 7 Makara
Group 7, Mondol 7
Sangkat 4
Khan Mittapheap, Sihanouk Ville
City: Sihanouk Ville
Phone: (00) 855 12 587 407
Email: maggie[at]

United States American Embassy in Phnom Penh,
16, Street 228 (between streets 51 and 63)
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (855-23) 216 436/ 216 438
Fax: (855-23) 216 437
Office Hours: Morning: 8:00 AM--12:00 PM Afternoon: 01:00 PM--05:00 PM

Vietnam Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh,
436 Monivong
Phnom Penh
City: Phnom Penh
Phone: (855) 2372 6273
Fax: (855) 2336 2314
Email: vnembpnh[at]

Map showing Cambodias land border crossing points.