Travel from Poipet to Siem Reap

By road it takes around 3 hours to travel 152 km from Poipet on the border with Thailand to Siem Reap near Angkor Wat. At the moment there is no rail connection between Poipet and Siem Reap which means the only ways to travel from Poipet to Siem Reap are by taxi, minivan or bus.

Bus Times from Poipet to Siem Reap

There is currently 1 service a day from Poipet to Siem Reap available to book online.

PoipetSiem ReapTicketServiceCompany
22:3001:30$ 13Sleeper BusVirak Buntham Express

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If you are travelling to Poipet via Aranyaprathet allow yourself a couple of hours to travel from the town to the border and to clear both sets of immigration control. It can be a slow process getting across the border from Thailand to Poipet in Cambodia.

Poipet Bus Stop

  • Cambolink 21 Express services from Poipet to Siem Reap depart from the Cambolink 21 Express office on the road leading to the border with Thailand.

Google Map of Cambolink 21 Express Bus Stop

Siem Reap Bus Stop

  • Cambolink 21 Express services from Poipet to Siem Reap terminate at the Siem Reap Cambolink 21 Express office which is located a short distance outside the city centre on the main road heading east in the direction of Kampong Thom.

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Banteay Srei Temple near Siem Reap

Banteay Srei Temple is located 35 km to the North East of Siem Reap and 30 km from the cluster of temples at Angkor Wat. Despite the distance you need to travel to get there, Banteay Srei Temple is one of the most popular Angkor Temples to visitor. You do not need a separate ticket to visit either.

Red Sandstone

Banteay Srei Temple is different to the other temples in the area in that is made from red sandstone, which is a soft enough material to allow elaborate carvings to be made into the stone structure. In comparison to the other temples the buildings at Banteay Srei Temple are also relatively small which allows visitors more easily understand how the entire temple complex fits together.

Banteay Srei Temple near Siem Reap
Banteay Srei Temple near Siem Reap

Banteay Srei Temple consists of four rectangles each enclosed by a wall.

First Enclosure

The wall around the first and largest enclosure has entirely disappeared, but the clues that remain suggest the outer rim of the temple was about 500 metres long.

Second Enclosure

The wall around the next enclosure is more intact and measures 110 metres by 95 metres. There are elaborate carvings on wall from Hindu mythology and the space between this wall and the next enclosure is largely filled by a moat.

Third Enclosure

The third enclosure measures 38 metres by 42 metres and has an entrance door in the wall surrounding the enclosure which is slightly over 1 metre tall. Again this wall has reliefs relating to the Hindu religion.

Fourth Enclosure

The inner enclosure is the most interesting part of the temple and the section which has been best maintained. Inside there are a number of small buildings and three towers featuring more carvings. This is a beautiful temple and quite different to any of the other temples at Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

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