Siem Reap Vistior Guide 59th



Though hotels are scattered across the city, Battambang is fairly small so most are no more than 500 meters to 1km from town center. There are sever- al new places in the blocks around the bus stations, more at the north end of town, and several on the east side of the river. Bric-à-Brac Battambang’s most exclusive lodging. Deluxe 3-room B&B in the colonial heart of Battambang. Each room is a design statement, artfully decorated while pre- sevring the building’s original architectural features. Uber- comfortable natural fibre beds, pure linen sheets, hypoal- lergenic down pillows. Free pool privileges at a nearby resort. Libations & Boutique. Street 2 at Street 11 9 , Walking District Tel: 077-531562 077-531549 Holiday Hotel $14-$50 Multi-storey town center hotel offer- ing nicely furnished air-conditioned rooms with cable TV, fridge, WiFi, IDD, bathroom with hot/cold water. Street 106, west of the market Tel: 053-953733 092-999006 Jasmine Hotel & Sky Bar $15 - $38 Well situated a short distance from the museum, local markets, taxi and bus stations and ATMs. All rooms come with A/C Private bathroom, cable tv and wifi. ANZ # 441, Tuol Ta Ek Village Tel: 087-525245 092-272740 Khemara Battambang I Hotel $15-$450 Well-appointed A/C rooms and suites with all amenities: CTV (flat screen), fridge, IDD, free WiFi, hot water. Swimming pool, restaurant, gym, spa, massage, karaoke club. Visa/MC North end of town Tel: 053-737878 017-612168 Royal Hotel From under $10 Long-running, popular with travelers, “unfussy accommodations. Fan and a/c rooms with CTV, en suite bathroom, fridge, WiFi. Very affordable Stung Sangke Hotel $40-$120 (Breakfast included) One of Battambang’s better hotels. 130 nicely appointed rooms and suites. 10-minute stroll to the Walking District. Free WiFi. Swimming pool and gym. All in all a very good value. Street 2, near Ntl Rte 5 Tel: 053-953495 hotels/guesthouses economy singles available. Street 215, near the market Tel: 016-912034 To/From Phnom Penh: Road (291km, National Route #5): The road is paved and in good condition. Bus: Several bus companies and a couple of smaller minivan operations run between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh Sorya, Ponleu Angkor, Rith Mony and Capitol Tours all offer standard buses for around $6-$7, departing as frequently as every hour all day. Mekong Express runs multiple daily deluxe buses for $12, and Golden Bayon Express runs multiple daily getting to/from

deluxe vans for $10. The deluxe buses and vans tend to be faster and more comfortable than the standard buses. The trip takes 5-6 hours. In Battambang, buses depart from the bus company offices. Some companies offer free hotel pickup. Taxi A private taxi is $60 (+/-$5). 4-5 hours. To/From Siem Reap: Boat The daily ferry between Battambang and Siem Reap plies a picturesque, 6-8 hour journey across the Tonle Sap and along the Sangker River, passing through some beautiful natural areas. The trip is best in the late wet season when the river is high. During the dry season it can take considerably longer. The ferry departs in both directions at 7:00am. $20/person. The boats do not meet international safety standards. In Battambang the ferry dock is at the north end of town just off National Route #5. In Siem Reap the ferry dock is at Chong Khneas, 15km south of town. Road (National Routes #6 and #5, via Sisophon): The road from Battambang to Siem Reap around the west side of the lake is in very good condition. Bus: At least four bus companies (including Capitol , Phnom Penh Sorya and Rith Mony ) run two or three daily A/C buses, most leaving in the morning. Buy tick- ets at the bus company office. $4-$5, 3 hours. Taxi: A private taxi costs $50 (+/-$5). Boueng Chhouk Dental Clinic, Dr. Ly Sokseyha General dentistry, oral surgery, consultation Next to Sorya Bus station Tel: 012-872326 Yi Kuok Clinic General medicine/surgery. 24h ambulance service. X- ray, CT-scan, ultrasound, ECG, lab, vaccinations. Approved insurance accepted. Visa/MC South end of town Tel: 053-953163 012-530171 medical

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