Travel from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh

Koh Kong is close to the Khlong Yai – Cham Yeam border crossing between Thailand and Cambodia. From Koh Kong you can take a direct bus to Phnom Penh which is where the embassies, including the Thai Embassy and the Vietnam Embassy, are located and where you need to go to get a visa for Thailand or Vietnam.

Bus Times from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh

There are currently 5 direct bus services a day from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh available to book online.

Koh KongPhnom PenhCostServiceCompany
07:3013:30$ 11MinivanVibol Express
07:3012:30$ 17BusVirak Buntham Express
08:0013:00$ 11BusOlongpich Transport
09:3015:30$ 11MinivanVibol Express
14:0019:30$ 17BusVirak Buntham Express
  • The journey from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh is scheduled to take from 5 hours to 7 hours depending upon which bus service you take.

Buy Tickets from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh

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Koh Kong Bus Stop

  • Virak Buntham Express services from Koh Kong to Phnom Penh depart from the Virak Buntham Koh Kong Bus Station, Village 3, Sangkat Smach Meanchey, Khemarak Phoumen Koh Kong Province.

Google Map of Virak Buntham Koh Kong Bus Station

Phnom Penh Bus Stop

  • Virak Buntham Express services from Koh Kong terminate at the Vikram Buntham Office, Moat Chrouk (St. 86), Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Google Map of Virak Buntham Phnom Penh Office

Markets in Phnom Penh

Markets play a central role in the life of residents of Phnom Penh. They shop there, many do business there, they eat at markets and visit them for entertainment. Phnom Penh has 32 formal markets, many more informal groupings of street vendors and relatively few shops, other than travel agencies, tailors and money exchanges.

For tourists visiting Phnom Penh a visit to some a market is a ‘must do’ activity even if you don’t want to buy anything. All countries in South East Asia have markets, but Cambodian markets have their own unique characteristic, and in Phnom Penh one of those characteristics is that they are chaotic, particularly the markets which sell the cheapest everyday items. They get busy, they are smelly and they are at times claustrophobic, but they are never boring.

Central Market in Phnom Penh
Central Market in Phnom Penh

Of the many markets you can visit in Phnom Penh, the 3 most interesting ones are:

  • Central Market: Central Market, as the name suggest, is right in the middle of Phnom Penh city near to the train station in the main commercial area. Central Market is mainly a tourist market and it doesn’t get as busy as other local markets. The reason Central Market is worth visiting is because it is housed within a fantastic art-deco style building designed by a French architect during the time when Cambodia was a French colony. In terms of architecture, Central Market is arguably the most attractive market in South East Asia. Open every day from 07:00 to 18:00.
  • Orussey Market: Orussey Market is the complete opposite to Central Market. Orussey Market is housed inside a very ugly concrete structure with poor ventilation and poorly thought out access. Orussey Market is also very busy selling a very wide range of everyday goods, and items useful for small businesses, as well as a lot of very cheap clothes. You are unlikely to see any other foreign visitors at this market. Open 08:00 to 17:00.
  • Phsar Chas: Phsar Chas is the ‘Old Market’ and is located a short distance to the north of Central Market. Phsar Chas is mainly a ‘wet’ market selling fresh vegetables, meat and fish. There are also a lot of food stalls here selling very authentic pre-cooked Cambodian food. Phsar Chas is where people living near the centre of Phnom Penh come to feed themselves and where the local restaurateurs come to buy a lot of the produce they cook. Phsar Chas is also principally an outdoor market. The food sellers start setting up around 06:00 which is a good time to visit the market as it smells considerable less than it does by 16:00 when this section of market starts to close up.

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