We were choosing whether to do the Siem Reap – Phnom Penh by bus or boat before this and decided to give the boat a try since we wanted to have a look at the Mekong River and the life beside it. Previously we had a great experience at Bagan – Mandalay Cruise, we want to do it again. Here we are Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by boat.
We got the ferry ticket from the hostel we stayed (Siem Reap Hostel), a pick up truck / tuk tuk come and pick us up early in the morning.
Very small pick up truck with tuk tuk motorbike, accommodating 10 pax.
After about 15 minutes bumpy road we arrived at the ferry terminal
It looks new and feels very empty
A look at the terminal. The surrounding looks flat and bald due to heavy land clearing
Mini mart by the river, get your tip bits and water as there are nothing to eat and drink on board
Very small and confine area inside the ferry
As the inside of the ferry feel depressing, we head to the top of ferry
The view on ferry
Many people on the top sun tanning
The wind and the scene is pleasant
A family on boat
Fisherman catching fish
Life by the river
We are in the middle of Tonle Sap. The lake is really huge and no sight of the river bank can be spotted. I feels like we are in the middle of a sea.
The people around Tonle Sap
A boat towing another boat and another boat and another boat
It feels really good up here.. I’m flying 😀
One step ahead we will be in the Chocolate Lake haha
After awhile when the sun is hi up, we go back down to the depressing environment. Danny blowing the portable pillow
We continue our series “Breaking Bad” and keep ourself entertained
The journey takes about 6 hours. Once you arrived there are many tuk tuk waiting to give you a ride to your hotel.
Finally we are in Phnom Penh.
Continue to check out Bagan to Mandalay, The Irrawaddy River Cruise