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    Yes, you can travel down/up the Mekong. It takes about 5 hours but you can do it over more days if you so wish. Most people use the bus to be honest as the river boats get very full and only go in the wet season. over 10 years ago

    Answered by Sam Richards via Site_iconTravellr.com
    • If you take the boat, carry an umbrella! The sun on the roof is unrelenting most of the year. Original Nomad over 10 years ago
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    We took the boat from Siem Reap into PP - it was easy to find and book a ticket in Siem Reap the day before we wanted to go. We were taken on a mini bus from the guest house out to a series of small open boats jostling next to each other on the muddy shore, then told to get on board. I remember being a bit confused and thinking, 'Is this it? .... this boat just isn't big enough to go on a 5 hour trip!' However, this was just a transfer boat out to a larger one on the Tonle Sap lake. Although you *can* take a bus to get from one place to the other, I found it fascinating to see the floating life of the Tonle Sap; whole families who lived on the boats and floating platforms.
    Simon's comment above is right - if you fancy an outdoor experience and want to sit on the roof, take a big hat, sunscreen and/or umbrella. I was happy to stay inside away from the fierce sun. over 10 years ago

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    Yes - you can get a boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.
    Buses are the more popular and cheaper way to travel and the fast boats are not used by locals much any more.
    Many tourist use the boat now.
    Costs are from $20 up - the bus is only $6 about 10 years ago

    Answered by Mr Long via Site_iconTravellr.com

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