Cambodia is the neighbor of Vietnam. This country is famous for its temple population. Visitors have certainly heard of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom in Siem Reap and Bokor Highland with cool weather around the year. Today, visitors will have a journey from Saigon, Vietnam to Cambodia by motorbike. Indochina tours Laos
- How to enter Cambodia from Saigon with motorbike?
From Saigon, visitors can rent motorbikes easily, get the vehicle registration and don’t forget to bring license driver, helmet, and fuel petrol for motorbike and check the luggage and motorbike carefully in order to ensure that the journey is safe. Checking everything carefully before the trip to Cambodia will help backpackers to save time and money and have more fun. Don’t forget that besides loving discovery, you also need to have proficient driving motorbike skills to ensure safety for yourselves.
From Saigon, backpackers have many choices for moving to Cambodia. The road that is through Moc Bai border gate in Vietnam to get Bavet border gate of Cambodia is the most popular choice of backpackers and visitors. It takes backpackers about 5 hours for the journey from Saigon to Phnom Penh capital of Cambodia.
However, if any backpacker would like to visit Sihanouk Ville, backpacker can get the bus to Ha Tien district in Kien Giang province and then driving motorbike to Xa Xia border gate to fulfill customs procedures and then going straight to Sihanouk Ville. There have some other border gates that backpackers and visitors can choose in Dong Thap, Long An or An Giang province; however, these border gates are mainly for residents who livings near borders.
In Moc Bai border gate, the customs procedures for people and vehicles are not very difficult. When getting Moc Bai border gate, backpackers need to move motorbikes to the area of immigration department to stamp. After passing Moc Bai border gate, backpackers will be in Cambodia’s territory, and then you will see the path for motorcycles. You need to move motorbike by your hands to the place where have customs officers standing, park your motorbike, enter Cambodia’s immigration department to fulfill procedures. Customs officers will ask you that what are your aims of the journey and then take some money for fee of stamp your passport and then you can drive motorbike and continue getting other places in Cambodia. Cambodia travel packages
- Some things that backpackers should know when travelling to Cambodia by bike
* How long should backpackers travel Cambodia by motorbike?
If backpackers just travel Phnom Penh, backpackers can spend two days and one night for visiting Phnom Penh. If backpackers have 3 days for the trip to Cambodia by motorbike, backpackers should choose Siem Reap or Sihanouk Ville to visit and discover. If you have 4 days, you can combine visiting Phnom Penh and Siem Reap or Phnom Penh- Sihanoul Ville and Boukor. If backpackers have more than 4 days for the trip to Cambodia, backpackers can combine many destinations together. Moreover, you should not miss Battambang, Kratie in Cambodia.
* Where should backpackers visit in Cambodia?
Recently, Phnom Penh is the destination where visitors typically visit firstly when travelling to Cambodia. Besides Phnom Penh, Siem Reap in the North or Sihanouk Ville, Bokor, Kep or Kampot in the Southeast are also attractive destinations to visitors on all over the world.
*What kind of food should backpackers try tasting on the ways?
Dosa, meat balls grilled on the stove, Bai sach Chrouk, Khmer curry, Amok, Nom Banh Chok are Cambodian specialties that visitors and backpackers should taste on the way visiting Cambodia. Moreover, there has grilled and dried insect cuisines are waiting for brave backpackers who are brave enough to try tasting.
*Do Cambodian people speak English well?
In general, Cambodian people do not speak English well. You just find out some local people speak English in tourist resorts. However, as I have just mentioned above, Cambodia speak English not very well, they are very helpful. When tourists and backpackers ask local people of anything, people will try their best to explain as long as they and visitors can understand each other even they use body language.
*What kind of money is used in Cambodia and how to change money in Cambodia?
Currency of Cambodia is Riel. Backpackers and visitors in Cambodia can use both Riel and US Dollar. It is so easy for you to change money in tourist destinations, in markets or in areas where have many tourists. The rate of changing money is different in other areas however there has not much disparity.
Travelling by motorbike in Cambodia, backpackers can stop easily in any places to visit famous destinations, have a rest or taste special street food there. Travelling by motorbike brings backpackers many exciting and new experiences that you can’t get if you travel by car or other vehicles.
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