Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by ferry on Mekong River

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.

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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.

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Very small pick up truck with tuk tuk motorbike, accommodating 10 pax.

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beautiful morning

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After about 15 minutes bumpy road we arrived at the ferry terminal

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It looks new and feels very empty

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A look at the terminal. The surrounding looks flat and bald due to heavy land clearing

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Mini mart by the river, get your tip bits and water as there are nothing to eat and drink on board

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Very small and confine area inside the ferry

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As the inside of the ferry feel depressing, we head to the top of ferry

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The view on ferry

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Many people on the top sun tanning

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The wind and the scene is pleasant

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A family on boat

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Fisherman catching fish

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Life by the river

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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.

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The people around Tonle Sap

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A boat towing another boat and another boat and another boat

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It feels really good up here.. I’m flying 😀

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One step ahead we will be in the Chocolate Lake haha

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After awhile when the sun is hi up, we go back down to the depressing environment. Danny blowing the portable pillow

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We continue our series “Breaking Bad” and keep ourself entertained

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The journey takes about 6 hours. Once you arrived there are many tuk tuk waiting to give you a ride to your hotel.

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Finally we are in Phnom Penh.

Continue to check out Bagan to Mandalay, The Irrawaddy River Cruise

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10 responses to “Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by ferry on Mekong River

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