By minivan it takes just over 3 hours to travel from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear City, which is somewhere with a good range of amenities that you can use as a base for visiting the fantastic, but remote, Preah Vihear Temple.
Bus Times from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear City
There is 1 service a day from Siem Reap to Preah Vihear City available to book online.
|Asia Van Transfer
- Regional: 14 seat minivan with A/C and no other facilities.
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Siem Reap ATV Bus Stop
- The ATV bus stop in Siem Reap is located at Hup Quang Street Central Market 579, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Preah Vihear City AVT bus stop
- Bus services from Siem Reap terminate on Street A 10 in Preah Vihear City near the Kompong Pranak Market.
About Preah Vihear Temple
Preah Vihear City is not a popular tourist destination in its own right, it is however the nearest large town to Preah Vihear Temple. Preah Vihear Temple is about 110 km by road to the north of Preah Vihear City and accessible either by hiring a taxi or taking a bus. GST Express Bus operates a bus service from Preah Vihear City to Preah Vihear Temple.
Preah Vihear Temple is a Hindu temple built bit by bit over a 200 year period from 10th to 12th Centuries, therefore pre-dating the more famous Angkor Wat. The most special thing about Preah Vihear Temple is that it is built on a large hill on the one side of which is a cliff with stunning view over the Cambodian countryside. Preah Vihear Temple is on the border with Thailand, but because of disputes between the two countries over sovereignty of the area around the temple it is only accessible from the Cambodian side. A proper road has now been built all the way to the temple, but be warned it is very steep and you may not want to drive there by yourself.