The only direct transport services from Mondulkiri Province to Siem Reap are either private taxis or a minibus from Saen Monorom Town in Mondulkiri Province to Siem Reap. You could travel to Phnom Penh first and then catch another bus or minivan to Siem Reap but you would add at least 5 hours to the journey time.
Travel Times to Siem Reap
There is 1 daily direct minibus service from Mondulkiri to Siem Reap which you can book online.
|07:00||13:00||$ 20||Minibus||Virak Buntham Express|
- The scheduled journey time from Mondulkiri to Siem Reap is 6 hours, however, the actual journey time is likely to be longer and tends to vary day by day. We advise allowing an extra 4 hours to complete this journey.
Buy Tickets to Siem Reap
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Mondulkiri to Siem Reap.
- Check in time is 45 minutes before departure.
- Passengers have 35 kg weight allowance.
Mondulkiri Bus Stop
- Bus services to Siem Reap depart from the Virakbuntham office in Saen Monorom Town.
Siem Reap Bus Stop
- Bus services from Mondulkiri terminate at the Vikram Buntham Office in Siem Reap near the Sivutha Roundabout.
About Ta Som Temple
Ta Som is one of the smaller temples in the Ancient Khmer capital of Angkor, which is near to the modern day town of Siem Reap. Ta Som Temple is located within the Angkor Archaeological Park, which means that you need to buy a pass for the archaeological site as a whole in order to visit which costs $37 for a 1 day pass, $62 for a 3 day pass and $72 for a 7 day pass. You will also need to hire a vehicle and driver to take you there as there is no public transport to Ta Som Temple and its much too far to walk there from Siem Reap. Tuk-tuk drivers will typically charge $25 for a day long hire which enable you to see other temples during the same outing.
Ta Som Temple was constructed at some point between 1181 and 1200 by King Jayavarman VII, most likely as a shrine to his father who ruled the Khmer Empire before him. Ta Som Temple has a single shrine surrounded by three walls creating three enclosed spaces, one inside the other. The architecture of the temple is very similar to what you will find in Angkor Thom with the distinctive four faces image carved into the gopura, which is an entrance way with a ornate structure built on top often associated with Hindu temples. What makes Ta Som special is that this lesser visited temple has had little restoration or maintenance work done to it and the jungle has reclaimed much of the temple, with the temple’s best known feature being a fig tree which has swallowed one of the entrance gates in its roots. Ta Som Temple is a great place to take photographs and experience the atmosphere of a temple hidden in the jungle away from the massive crowds of people who visit the more famous temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park.