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The region is linked by road to [[Thailand]]. This road was completely re-surfaced in 2009 and runs from [[Siem Reap]] to [[Sisophon]] in the far north est of the region where it then crosses into Thailand at [[Poipet]]. This road journey takes about three hours.
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The region is linked by road to several Thai border crossings.
  
The road from [[Phnom Penh]] to Siem Reap is much travelled and a bus journey will take 5 to 7 hours.
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National Highway 5 and 6 were completely re-surfaced in 2009 and run from the [[Thailand]]/[[Poipet]] border crossing to [[Sisophon]] (1 hour), and [[Sisophon]] to [[Siem Reap]] (90 mins), respectively.
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National Highway 67, re-surfaced in 2009 runs from the [[Thailand]]/[[Anlong Veng]] border crossing, south to [[Siem Reap]] (2 hours).
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National Highway 6 from [[Phnom Penh]] to [[Siem Reap]] (5 - 7 hours) is a popular route by bus.
  
 
===By boat===
 
===By boat===

Revision as of 13:26, 19 February 2012

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

North-western Cambodia is a region of Cambodia and includes the provinces of Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap and the part of Stoeng Treng to the west of the Mekong.

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Much of the southern part of this region is very flat and fertile. The north is dominated by the Dangrek Mountains which form the natural barrier btween Cambodia and Thailand.

Get in

By plane

The region is served by Siem Reap - Angkor International Airport [1] (IATA: REP | ICAO: VDSR) which has has frequent domestic flights from Phnom Penh and is internationally linked from the following destinations:

By land

The region is linked by road to several Thai border crossings.

National Highway 5 and 6 were completely re-surfaced in 2009 and run from the Thailand/Poipet border crossing to Sisophon (1 hour), and Sisophon to Siem Reap (90 mins), respectively.

National Highway 67, re-surfaced in 2009 runs from the Thailand/Anlong Veng border crossing, south to Siem Reap (2 hours).

National Highway 6 from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (5 - 7 hours) is a popular route by bus.

By boat

Hydrofoils ply the route across Tonle Sap Lake from southern regions close to Kampong Chhang and from close to Battambang in Cardamom and Elephant Mountains.

Get around

See

The magnificent ruins of several ancient Khmer cities at Angkor Archaeological Park cover some 400 sq km and this is one of the world's great monuments. These include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations. Angkor was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992 and UNESCO has set up a wide-ranging programme to safeguard this symbolic site and its surroundings.

Angkor itself has no accommodation and few facilities and the nearby town of Siem Reap is the tourist hub for the area.

If Angkor does not fill your appetite for ancient ruins, then there are more at Koh Ker to the north.

Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in south-east Asia and a site of major conservation importance.

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