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Arriving In Poipet (Banteay Meanchey)

 Poipet is a border-crossing town, and it is where the main border crossing between Cambodia and Thailand is located. It is basically a medium-sized town that has been made active because of the cross-border activities. The closest airport to Poipet is Siem Reap International Airport which is about 114km from Poipet. And while there may be nothing much to do in Poipet, you just might find yourself in the town, and you need to be prepared. The most important thing to have is your Cambodia visa, as well as some other important things. Check out what arriving in Poipet entails below.

 Must Have Printed Visa Prior to Departure

Travelers can get their Cambodia visa on arrival, but our recommendation if they would like to skip queues and go on their business quickly is to go for a Cambodia visa online. The application is quite simple and straightforward. Simply fill out the application form, select your payment method from the options credit/debit card or PayPal, make the payment, submit your application, and print out the Cambodia visa online approval from your email. The major benefit of a Cambodia visa online is that it saves you time as you will not have to spend time trying to get your visa sorted. Since you already have your Cambodia visa with you, go straight to get an entry stamp into Cambodia. You will be given an Arrival/Departure card to fill.

Be Prepared With Hotel and Transportation Arrangements 

Once you have been cleared to enter Cambodia, you should proceed to settle down in the accommodation that you have already arranged. You can either use the main bus station or the Passenger International Terminal to get a bus to take you to your hotel. The most important thing here is to have somewhere to go from the immigration center.

There are lots of small guesthouses and hotels located in Poipet so you can be sure that you will find something that suits your needs. Costs of hotels range from $5 to $150 per night so select according to your budget. Before traveling, you can check them out online or book ahead so that you can settle in quickly. Some of the hotels located in Poipet are listed below;

  • City Poi Pet Hotel
  • Holiday Palace
  • Ly Heng Chhay Hotel
  • Grand Diamond City Hotel & Casino
  • Rong Roeung Hotel

 Things to do in Poipet Cambodia

  • Visit the Casino.
  • Check out Star Vegas International Resort.
  • Ang Trapeang Thmor, the bird sanctuary where you can watch a variety of bird species.
  • Banteay Chhmar Temple, a historical site constructed around the 12th and 13th century.
  • Banteay Neang, a region full of historical sites and colonial buildings from the period of French invasions.
  • Cheung Krouh, a wildlife sanctuary maintained by WWF organization.


If Poipet is the place you want to visit in Cambodia, all you need to do is visit cambodiavisaonline.org and apply for your Cambodia visa online. It remains the fastest and easiest way to get a visa to Cambodia.

Cambodia Visa Form PDF
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