ADD TO LISTPaoy Pet is located in Cambodia. It's not really a tourist spot, and iit's among Cambodia's least visited destinations. Those traveling through the area might want to check out some more traveled nearby destinations such as Siemreab and Phumi Spean Angkor. If you've been to Paoy Pet, help us improve this Paoy Pet travel guide by adding your favorite spots!
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Situated on the Thailand Cambodia border this town has many tourists and expats wanting to extend their visa's visiting it so that they can stay longer in Thailand. Many dangers here, be careful of locals wanting to take money from you so that you can obtain your visa, Some are ok but keep out a wary eye and if in doubt keep your cash away and out of sight. Fantastic market here and there are bargains galore, I picked up various items and for one paid 750 baht.....the same item was selling in Bangkok for over 2500 baht....great day out for me..... :) You can take a luxury bus from Bangkok to get here and the last time I checked it was around 2000 baht. If you want to visit Angkor Wat the cost is around 10,000 baht. If you are going to hire your own car to visit this tourist attraction be advised that the roads into Cambodia are not yet complete and are more designed for your 4 x 4 travellers. I hired a car for the day and must inform you that once you are out of the Bangkok area......the roads signs in English actually disappear so make sure you plan your route in advance and use a good map or better still take a Thai friend with you, that was my first choice.....Oh.....I also took a map, it was just in case. Well you never know do you!
This is the Cambodian side of the border crossing from Thailand. If you're heading to Siem Reap, your main choices are an extremely crowded bus, or find a couple of other backpackers and share a taxi, which isn't much more expensive. The road from Poipet to Siem Reap is amazingly dangerous, and regularly flooded, but its also beautiful, hilarious to watch (hay bales, livestock, entire families, stacked onto mopeds) and definitely worth the effort. I wouldn't recommend an overnight stay in Poipet; there's not much there apart from casinos designed to separate Thais from their cash and a lot of manky dogs.
Poipet is a Cambodian town on the Thailand/Cambodia border. It is a key crossing point between the two countries, and also extremely popular as a gambling destination as gambling is popular, but illegal in Thailand. There is a strip of casinos and hotels between the Thai and Cambodian passport control counters, enabling Thais to gamble in Cambodia without needing to go through Cambodian immigration. Poipet is adjacent to the city of Aranya Pratet on the Thai side of the border.
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