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Alert for riders between Phnom Penh and siem reap cambodia!

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Alert for riders between Phnom Penh and siem reap cambodia!

Hey all you intrepid wanderers! Just wanted to throw out some advice I wish someone had given me. Camdodias national highway 6, ostensibly the shorter route between Phnom Penh and siem reap is undergoing extensive roadwork right now, by which I mean that 200 km of it is a nightmarish hellscape of dirt and exposed rocky sub-road. Unless you fancy four days of arm and ass punishing bumpiness coupled with a steady diet of fine airborne dust I strongly recommend taking the 5 via Battambang. This is as of January 2015 and from the look of it things are unlikely to improve anytime soon. Ride on friends.

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Thanks for the warning Nick,

Thanks for the warning Nick, we are doing this route in July 2015 so added with a bit of monsoon water then it would have been real fun......!

Route 5 it is

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So we prefered boat ...

Ho,
On november 2014, we prefered to take the speed boat between Siem Rap and Phnom Penh : it was a pleasure of 6h ! No problem, except a delay of 1 h for the departure ...
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...or take a bus. As we did .

...or take a bus. As we did . About 6 hrs., and no prob with the bikes. Yes, I remember the very dusty road, and we said a couple of times "good we took the bus"

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