O'Smach is on the Cambodian-Thai border, about 41 kilometers north of Oddar Meanchey provincial town. The town features a resort which includes a number of casinos, good restaurants and luxury hotels. The resort has been organized by the Royal Group and VIP Shop Group companies.The O Smach Resort has an impressive entry complete with a giant glowing green lotus set in a fountain. The resort has beautifully maintained grounds which feature, for some unknown reason, two military armoured vehicles decorated with Christmas lights.
The O Smach resort has a casino and 198 hotel rooms and suites. Room facilities include satellite tv, aircon, en suite, mini bar etc.The resort facilities include a restaurant, 24 hour coffee shop, swimming pool, gym, sauna and massage parlour. Across the road is the Royal Hill Resort, offering yet another casino and hotel complex. Prices and facilities are similar to those at the O Smach Resort.The gaming rooms and interior of the Royal Hill Resort are rather utilitarian, in stark contrast with the impressive entry arch way and shrine in the grounds.O Smach in Cambodia is located 100 metres over the border checkpoint at Kap Choeng, Thailand. It is 68 Km south of Surin and 440 Km from Bangkok. From O Smach it is 150 Km to the world famous Angkor Wat ruins near the town of Siem Reap.
As at 2006 the road to Siem Reap was poor and the journey can take all day by truck. A road is being constructed to Siem Reap which will improve this journey markedly.If you are entering Thailand from Cambodia at this border crossing most nationalities will be granted a visa on arrival at no cost. Entering Cambodia from Thailand you are required to pay 1000 baht for a 30 day visa. The border point re opened in 2002 after being closed for a number of years to due fighting on the Cambodian side. O Smach was the scene of heavy fighting in 1997 as the remnants of Sihanouk?s forces battled opposing forces. Peace came in 1998 and the military evicted local residents and sold off the land to the casino developers.
The border at O'smach is definetly open for foreigners. Exited Cambodia there with one Thai registered bike and one Cambodian registration. Thai 30 day visas on entry and normal customs , but quick as no one goes thru with vehicles as they park on the Thai side a walk/songtow to the casinos just across the border.On the Thai side it is called Chong Chom The border post can be found by following Higway 214 south from Surin. From the Cambodian side the road from Anlong Veng to O'smach is very good, 100-120 kmh easy, demining going on along the road.The road up the escarpment is also good.Also a good road north from the Sisophon-Siem Riep road.An alternate border post for those sick of Aranyapratet.
Also noticed new tempory export procedures at Aran, now need to stamp passport out first, then back to customs, then to immigaration again for an airline crew(yes!) list , 2 copies of everything (B50 for copies-no receipt), then exit at immigration. Takes a lot longer than the previous 5 minutes. Cambodian side, if you stop at the customs they want to see a Carnet, which of course you can't get for a Thai rego bike.After a while they just stamp the back of the Thai export paper if you agree to come back thru there on the way back, I never have because you normally can't find anyone or I'm in a hurry. Interesting to note that there was no Cambodian customs at O'smach.
In Anlong Veng district, along Road 68, about 100 kilometers east of Oddar Meanchey provincial town, is a house once owned by former Khmer Rouge Commander Ta Mok. From 1979 until late 1997, this area was organized and controlled by the Khmer Rouge armies. Some remaining statues describe the way the rebels lived and how they arranged their troops during their bloody struggle against the government.
In additional, in the forest is a pile of tires which is believed to be the funeral pyre and burial site of Pol Pot, the leader of Khmer Rouge. Many tourists go to Anlong Veng to see and photograph the sites and activitues associated with the former regime, and the government has discussed turning this area into a historical site to attract even more tourists.
Champei waterfall or Laang Ta Thong waterfall is 35 kilometers northeast of Odda Meanchey provincial town. A natural site, is includes a huge boulder that measures 500 meters squar. There is also a mountain valley on both sides of the waterfall and the surrounding area is full of flowers, particulary orchids.
About 500 meters from the waterfall, there is a natural and cultural site organized by the monks who meditate at the site. Known as Ruot Champei, it has a number of statues that describe the life process from birth until death, as well as other religious and wildlife statues.
The provincial tourism office is organizing and developing other attractions in Oddar Meanchey province, including: Tonle Sar site, O'Angkrong site, Sneung temple, Tropiang Baray, Por Temple, Kuy Plantation, Beung Snor, Tumnub Thmei and Toul Kruoy, a killing field during the Khmer Rouge regime and the site of a Khmer Rouge prison.
Supported by a fleet of valued high-speed boats, plus a team of well-trained and experienced pilots, Blue Cruiser is pleased to present our transport service for tourism, business trips, and ecologic reconnaissance on the Saigon and Mekong watercourses in Vietnam and Cambodia by high-speed boat. Do to the laws of Vietnam we can only post prices in Vietnamese Dong. Ticket Prices will be emailed immediately after the request link is sent.
Tonle Sap Lake also known as the fresh water lake or 'Great Lake' of Cambodia, it shapes like musical instrument 'Violin' and its bottom like pan. Tonle Sap Lake located in the center the countries and surrounded by 5 provinces, Siem Reap, Kampong Thom, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat and Battambang Province. Tonle Sap River, 100 kilometer long, link Tonle Sap Lake to Phnom Penh city and Mekong River, which runs through China's Yunnan province, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Tonle Sap Lake is the largest lake found in the south East Asian countries. The Mekong fills this lake with water during rainy season. It supplies foods 60% and irrigation to the Khmer society from past to present.
Share a romantic evening with the people you love, refresh your self in the evening of the beautiful at Tonle oum under a glorious sunset best cocktail and mixed drink recipes. This is a day you are sure not to forget.
Standard Boat:………………………..US$ 95.00 per person
VIP Boat:………………………………….US$ 210.00 per couple
Inclusive of :
Welcome with wet tissue
Welcome with Khmer scarf
Free flow of soft drink juices (one hour) with Canape
Tours of Kompong Phluk are a bit pricier than the Chong Khneas tours, but they are well worth the difference. Kompong Phluk is a set of villages based on the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake, near Siem Reap. There are about 3,000 villagers, most of who live in stilted houses. The people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes.
The Angkor Focus Travel & Tour of Kompong Phluk will begin at 8am, when we pick you up from your Hotel or Guesthouse in an air-conditioned vehicle. Our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides speak English, Thai & Japanese (and Khmer of course), and they will ensure that you enjoy your tour, pointing out areas of local interest along the way and answering any questions you may have. It takes about 20 minutes to reach the port of Chong Khneas, and upon arrival we will exit the vehicle and jump onto one of the Mini Tara’s – smaller boats with life jackets and driven by experienced and safe local drivers.
On route to Kompong Phluk we will make two stops. The first will be the GECKO Environmental Education Centre, which provides a whole host of useful information about the human societies & unique ecology of the Tonle Sap. The GECKO centre itself is a floating structure – and is a favourite amongst tourists who want to learn a bit more about life on the lake. The second stop will be the Crocodile & Fish Farm at Chong Khneas. If catfish, crocodiles and large snakes don’t interest you, there is a souvenir shop and a viewing deck on board for you to purchase some presents for loved ones or take a few photos.
The boat ride through Chong Khneas will allow you to see ordinary Cambodians going about their daily life in the floating village. Fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, spirit houses and waving children are always in plentiful supply on this mesmerizing scenic route, and it is not uncommon for the scenery of Chong Khneas to provoke silence on the Mini Tara, as customers take in the sights and sounds that surround them. Once the trip through Chong Khneas is complete, your boat will begin the journey across the Great Tonle Sap Lake to the Stilted Houses & Flooded Forest of Kompong Phluk.
Upon arrival at Kompong Phluk you’ll jump out of the Mini Tara and into a smaller rowing boat. You’ll then row through the flooded forest, and through / up to the stilted houses of the floating village. During wet season, this area will be completely submerged, whilst in the dry season, the stilted houses will tower up to six meters above. After you’ve toured the school and the pagoda in the centre of the village, you’ll begin your journey back across the Tonle Sap to the Tara Boat – the biggest boat on the Tonle Sap Lake.
There you will enjoy a well-deserved 3-course meal and 2 free cold drink. Afterwards you can lie back in a hammock, take a seat on the viewing deck or get your photo taken at the steering wheel. Watch as other tour groups drive past on their rickety little boats whilst you chill out, relax, and enjoy the comfort & luxury of the biggest boat on the lake. At about 3:15pm you’ll leave the Tara and head back to the port at Chong Khneas where your air-conditioned vehicle will be waiting to transport you directly home to your Hotel or Guesthouse.
Costing Boat Ticket to Kompong Phluk Floating Village
Kompong Phluk & The Flooded Forest ( only 60 USD per Person ) Book Now
Time: 8am - 4pm
Pick up at the place you stay at 7.30am and continue trip to Kompong Phluk and visit the houses surrounded by a flooded mangrove forest and waiting to see the beautiful sun set is also idea to relax and enjoy fresh air
- Pick up and return to the Place you stay by Car
- 3 Cours meal and 2 drinks
- English Tour Guide
- All check Point Tolls
Kampong Khleang is situated on the northern lake-edge around 55 km east of Siem Reap town, more remote and less visitor than Kampong Pluk. Guests to Kampong Khleang amid the dry season are generally awestruck by the timberland of stilted houses ascending to 10 meters noticeable all around. In wet season the waters ascend to maybe a couple meters of situation.Like Kompong Pluk, Kompong Khleang is a changeless group inside of the surge plain of the Lake, with an economy situated in angling and encompassed by overflowed woodland. In any case, Kompong Khleang is essentially bigger with almost 10 times the number of inhabitants in Kompong Pluk, making it the biggest group on the Lake.
The zone can be come to by contract vessel from the Chong Khneas dock takes around more than two hours or by a mix of street to Domdek on Route 6 takes one and a half hour range to dock and after that meet a boatman drive another hour to the town, the best strategy relying upon the season of year. Amid the dry season, pontoons can’t get the majority of the path to the primary towns. Counsel with our visit administrator about current conditions. Numerous travel organizations have next to no involvement around there, our Tour administrator is spent significant time here.
Angkor Gondola is an unique khmer traditional baots service in Seim Reap-Angkor: We strive to offer the guests with natural, historical memorable experiences and relaxation.
Come and discover a natural wonders, hidden treasure of the historical site and cultures. Travel the water where historical, natural and culture come alive. You will enjoys and views like the past, photographing along the Angkor Thom Great Wall. You can see a beautiful sunset with never see before.
The boat can accommodate 2 persons for VIP and 4 persons for standard. Itinerary is subject to weather condition.
USD20.00 per person
Child Price is 50% of Adult Price above
Child under 11 years old
Duration: 90 Minutes include Pick-up and Drop off hotel in Siem Reap
Pick-up from Hotel at 09:00 am and Drop off Hotel at 11:00 am or Late
Pick-up from Hotel at 04:30 pm and Drop off Hotel at 06:30 pm or Late
Pick-up and drop-off hotel in Siem Reap
Drinking water and cool towel during trip
Transportation during the tour
Private Angkor Gondola Boat Rides
What's Not Included:
Your personal expenses
Angkor Park temple pass
Good to Know:
You must have the valide of the Angkor Park Temple Pass because The Angkor Gondola Boat Ride is in The Angkor Park.
In case have any change or cancel booking must be informed in advance at least 24hours, under 24hours charge 50%, No show charge 100%.
Buva Sea Cambodia is a leading company in Cambodia who served you the trip with the safe-speed boats from Shivanouk Ville to Koh Rong, Koh Rong Sanloem, Sok San Long Beach, and M'Pay Bay Village. Buva Sea has expanded its destinations to Kampot Province with the lated speed-modern boat where you can spend only 30 minutes from mainland.
Buva Sea Cambodia will help you make the choices to visit the adventure islands where are the most clear crystal water in Cambodia.
Buva Sea Cambodia is the best boat service between Sihanoukville, Koh Rong, and Koh Rong Samloem. Taking only 30 minutes and with capacity for 50 passengers, this modern speed ferry sails to Koh Rong, and/or Sarracen Bay, EcoSea and M’Pai Bay on Koh Rong Samloem.
Boats are equipped with a GPS guidance system, life jackets for every passenger, and operated by a skilled and experienced crew. The Speed Modern ferries were built in Thailand in 2016 and are now managed by Buva Sea Cambodia.
BUVA SEA Cambodia is a boat transportation service under Virak Buntham Express, who have more than ten years experiences in transportation services. In the purpose of service expansion is to make customers convenient with our company as a package by bus/van transportation to Sihanouk Ville, then the speed ferry will be instead and sending to Koh Rong, Koh Rong Samloem, M'Pai Bey and any other islands nearby.
In the past time when road of Cambodia in terrible condition, local tourists like to travel by boat from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and return and another is from Siem Reap to Battambang and back. Since Route number 6 and 5 are renovated local tourists would like to travel buy bus because it is lower cost.
So it keep Angkor Express boat that link Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Battambang for foreign visitors who travel for their experience of water life and culture. Travel a long the Tonle Sap lake is good for enjoying Tonle Sap Lake environment and it beauty. Siem Reap port at Chong Kneas has been constructed for developing the port for a short trips of visitors from Siem Reap and also for a long trip Siem Reap Phnom Penh and Battambang and to develop tourism in Cambodia and make the boat trip work better. Road links from Siem Reap to Tonle Sap port is renovated, so it is easy to travel from Siem Reap to port and easy to get on Angkor Express boat.
Angkor Express Boat stop operation their services Siem Reap Phnom Penh when Tonle Sap Lake Water is too low. Mostly close from March to July and start operation from August to February. But visitors can travel Siem Reap to Battambang any time of the year.
Angkor Express Boatservices are serving from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh; Siem Reap to Battambang and return by express boat across Tonle Sap Lake. The trip take 6 hours from 7:30 AM to 13:30 PM.