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    Vehicle into Cambodia

    Up country next month close to Cambodian border and TG has family next door, are you allowed to take a vehicle over border into Cambodia, and is there any pre set requirements or tea money required to do that ?
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    The official answer is not without a heck of a lot of paperwork and permits from the DMT and IMM...but I am told Thais do it all the time without consequence

    also remember YOU are crossing a border so any Visa you are holding will be null and void or will require a re-entry permit...and you will only get another 15 days unless you are setting in action another 60 day visa already granted...that is if the road has a border patrol or you are caught

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    When I drove over to Laos We had to show ownership papers of the vehicle.........at the time you were not allowed to take a vehicle with finance owing or a hire car across the border. I presume similar rules down there?
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    It's doable with the the correct paperwork and your green book translated at your local land tax office.
    Thai insurance is null and void over there.
    With one of those new multi entry tourist visa you be good to go back at the thai border.
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    Thanks people, seems like I will put that into the too hard basket.

    Re Visa, I( was unaware of that) so if you drop over another Border like we were planning to do that "Null and Voids" the current Visa for Thailand you have ? Last trip we popped over the Cambodian border to a Market, where went through a checkpoint paid a small some, they had my Passport until we returned.
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    Yeah. You can pop in and out by foot same day. For a longer stay it wouldn't be a problem with the new multi entry TV.....good for 6 months.
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    As others have said, its not that hard to take a Thai vehicle into Cambodia, all you need is to own the vehicle outright, the owner must be present and match the registration book.

    But your Thai insurance doesn't cover you, and you can't get Cambodia insurance.

    I have also been told that every cop or check point will be after a donation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven_ View Post

    I have also been told that every cop or check point will be after a donation.
    So just the same as Thailand
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seven_ View Post
    As others have said, its not that hard to take a Thai vehicle into Cambodia, all you need is to own the vehicle outright, the owner must be present and match the registration book.
    Probably the case if a Thai owner but I have taken a car into Cambodia and a letter of residence here from the Dept Imm was required and an ownership letter and permit from the DMT was also required...they required me to furnish them with all ownership paperwork + the letter of residence from IMM plus an itinerary of where we were headed

    This was about 6-7 years ago though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arliss Michaels View Post
    Up country next month close to Cambodian border and TG has family next door, are you allowed to take a vehicle over border into Cambodia, and is there any pre set requirements or tea money required to do that ?
    From the Bangkok Post today:

    Here's what Thai drivers need to know when they drive their cars into neighbouring countries.

    Thai vehicles leaving for neighbouring countries are required to have a vehicle inspection certificate, vehicle registration book, driving license in English, English-language plate and sticker with a "T" alphabet, representing Thailand.

    Motorists may find difficulties entering Myanmar and Cambodia, which set regulations to control foreign vehicles entering, such as advance car registration through authorised tour operators. Consulting veteran tour operators is the best way for planning self-drive trips into such countries.

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    Thanks again for all, but taking car shelved BUT TG now tells me still need to go take Mum to see Sister's family who lived there & passed away earlier this year, all just over a week before fly out to LOS.

    So with no time to backtrack if anyone can answer these questions greatly appreciated

    Who to fly with ?
    Where to stay mid range comfortable in Phnom Penh
    What main 5 attractions are a must do
    Best way to get around PP
    Any Tips, Dining places etc
    Are their Visa requiremnts for Aust ?
    Best Currency to use

    All replies greatly appreciated, as been given such short notice, I have not the time or any knowledge on the subject.

    Maybe I will send Ma & TG, and I will sneak down to Phuket to catch up with Chob, Baz & crew
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arliss Michaels View Post
    Thanks again for all, but taking car shelved BUT TG now tells me still need to go take Mum to see Sister's family who lived there & passed away earlier this year, all just over a week before fly out to LOS.

    So with no time to backtrack if anyone can answer these questions greatly appreciated

    Who to fly with ?
    Where to stay mid range comfortable in Phnom Penh
    What main 5 attractions are a must do
    Best way to get around PP
    Any Tips, Dining places etc

    All replies greatly appreciated, as been given such short notice, I have not the time or any knowledge on the subject.

    Maybe I will send Ma & TG, and I will sneak down to Phuket to catch up with Chob, Baz & crew
    fly with Air Asia and use taxis in PP. they can also take you around to the bars and tourist spots etc
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    agree with Lew...Air Asia is cheap and good

    Everybody uses $US howver some riel will be given in change...good for tips

    the tuk tuk guys in PP will take you anywhere in PP for $2-3...great way to see the city although I highly recommend walking particularly along the Riverside Boulevarde

    Tons of great restaurants at a reasonable price..Taitanc on a boat overlooking the river is quite upmarket but good food and still at a reasonable price, Chiang Mai along the riverfront, Metro is a great western style place as is Friends...and Mali's is a great place for an upmarket Khmer meal

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    Pt2...

    you can get a visa on arrival iirc it is US$35...make sure you have the money and a photo handy or else you will be waiting in a long queue

    There are loads of nice hotels for similar sorts of prices to BKK...give me a price range and I can maybe help out...if you are up for spending about $100 a night this place is gorgeous and nearby Wat Phnom Penh...

    The Plantation Hotel, Phnom Penh - urban resort & spa

    attractions...The Royal Palace, The History Museum, Wat Phnom Penh, The Russian Market....and the Teuol Sleng and Killing Fields Genocide Museums if you are up for those, very sobering

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    Quote Originally Posted by bacwaan View Post
    Probably the case if a Thai owner but I have taken a car into Cambodia and a letter of residence here from the Dept Imm was required and an ownership letter and permit from the DMT was also required...they required me to furnish them with all ownership paperwork + the letter of residence from IMM plus an itinerary of where we were headed

    This was about 6-7 years ago though
    Like much of Thailand, the rules can vary from border crossing to border crossing, day to day, person to person.

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