Travel Information

Visas

Visitors from Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Lao PDR, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam do not need a visa. Most others can get it from the airport at arrival. Just get the form from the counter, fill it and submit it along with the visa fee (20USD). You can also apply for the visa online. You will have to upload your details and a photograph. Keep your credit card ready for online payment. The visa will be sent to you via email. Remember to take 2 printouts of the eVisa. You will show one when you enter and the other one when you exit. The E-visa costs USD 25 and it is processed in 3 days or less.
Cambodia E-Visa website

Airlines and getting there : Please check Battambang Travel Guide

There is direct fly travel to Siem Reap from Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Vientiane, Hanoi, Hong Kong and some other Asian cities.

Internet and mobile

Most hotels/guesthouses and cafes have free wi-fi. Almost all the mobile providers will sell you a SIM card with 3G access. Some of them need you to make a call or send an SMS to activate the date. The mobile date access is inexpensive (about USD 1 or 2 per day). Just walk into a mobile shop and ask the salesperson to show you the options they have. You will need a passport to get a new SIM card.

Money and costs

There is a good choice of food available and you can get by 5 to 10 USD/day. You can use ATMs to withdraw money in USD. So you don’t need to carry amounts of money on you. US currency is in wide circulation and if you are bringing US$, get small denominations. For local transport, you can use inexpensive motors (motorbike taxis) and Tuk Tuks. From the riverside to the barcamp venue should cost you 0.5 to 1 USD by Tuk Tuk. The Boeung Chhouk Market close to the BarCamp Battambang venue so you can pick up souvenirs from there.

Bus Information:

Click here to check bus schedule, price and company name from Phnom Penh to Battambang. As our experience bus company named “Capitol” and  is good enough and its arrival destination (in Battambang) is in central of the town (Boeung Chhouk Market) and near station is Haing Ly hotel and Sieng Vichea. So, mean that when you leave bus station just cross the street you will reach the hotel.

CamboTicket.com, a bus, and ferry ticketing website, is our official travel ticketing partner. They have the partnership with most of the bus companies in Cambodia. We recommend you to book your bus tickets with them. Camboticket.com accepts payment by credit/debit card, Wing Account or cash (in Phnom Penh).

Accommodation Information:

We strongly recommend you to stay at the hotel around Battambang City area (Check it out), it easy for you to walk at night to Sangkhae River where a lot of food and drink. This area is not so far from Build Bright University, just ask Tuk Tuk or motor taxi you will get to this university easily.

+ Khemara Battambang I Hotel

– Twin and Sing Air-Conditioner Room Rate start from 15$
– Free Wifi, Swimming Pool
– Tel: (855) 53 737 878 / +855 17 612 168
– Website: http://www.khemarahotel.com
– Other Service: VIP Room, KTV Club, Restaurant, scan copy document, bicycle for rent…
– Address: #611, Street 515, Chrey Kourng Village, Sangkat Slaket, Battambang City, Battambang Province.
– About 350 meters from BBU (2mn walk )

+ The World Guesthouse (in front – Khemara Battambang I Hotel )

– Rate about 11$, Free: WiFi
– Tel: :(855) 53 731 777/ 86 29 7777
– Address: St.515, Chhreykourng Village, Slar Kaet Commune, City Center Area, Battambang.
– About 400 meters from BBU  ( 2mn walk )

+ Holiday Hotel 

– Twin and Sing Air-Conditioner Room Rate start from 15$
– Free Wifi
– Address: #695 St4, Sankat Preak Mohatep, Khum Svay Por, Battambang.
– Tel: (855) 81 999 006 / (855) 92 999 006
– Website:www.holidayhotel-bb.com
– About 1.7 km from BBU
– Motor Taxi from hotel to BBU : 0.5$

+ President BattamBang City Hotel 

– Twin and Sing Air-Conditioner Room Rate start from 15$
– Free Wifi
– Tel: (855) 77 82 74 82
– Address: Romchak 4 Village, Rattanak Commune, River East Bank, Battambang

 

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