So you’d need to be living in a news-free-zone to have not heard about the fighting on the Thai / Cambodian border — while what you’re seeing today is primarily being driven by domestic political dramas in Thailand, the background issues go way back — wayyyy back.
So, to try and make sense of it all, we had a piece written to attempt to explain what it all really is about. So if you’re wondering is Preah Vihear is safe for tourists, read on. There’s some great pics too!
Do you need a visa? What sort of visa should you get? How long will the visa be valid for? How many entries is it valid for? How much does it cost? Where will it be issued? How long will it take? What entry points is it valid for? Read on for our Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam visa matrix. Continue reading
I ran into SweedishRider — a contributor to the excellent GT-Riders website — when he arrived in the northern Cambodian town of Stung Treng in early November this year. He’s just crossed the land border with Laos and told me that the Cambodian authorities are now issueing visa-on-arrival at the border. Not only did he tell me, he even had a photo of the sign as the immigration kiosk, clearly reading visa-on-arrival. So there you go — no need to get your Cambodian visa beforehand. Visa-on-arrival for Laos though remains unavailable at this crossing.