How to get from 4,000 Islands (Don Det) to Siem Reap, Cambodia
I boarded the ferry at 8am and got to Nakasang shortly after.
From there, I walked to the right on the gravel road, then took my first Left, which is the main drag through town. I walked up the street for 1/2 mile or so until I came to a dirt parking lot on the left side of the road, the entrance to the lot is just after 2 ATM's also located on the left side. There is a market on the right side of the road across from the parking lot. There are picnic tables in the shade to wait for the minivan which was scheduled to arrive at 9:30 to take us from Nakasang to th
e Laos Cambodia border, a mere 30 minute ride. Once there, the bus dropped us off and we walked to the first building on the right, just ahead of where we were dropped off. Here is where I paid $2 to exit Laos and where I received my departure card. From here, I continued to walk to the next building, a little farther walk (1/4 mile maybe) in the blazing heat and sun. Here I stopped at the 'health scan' booth - a glass booth in the middle of the roadways, where they simply handed me a yellow piece of paper - no health questions asked. From there, I filled out my departure card and walked into the building on the far left, where I paid $35 Visa entry fee to Cambodia.
They take your passport while you are being fingerprinted, and give it back at the very next window. By now, its 11:30/12:00pm and you walk another short distance, hand off your passport one more time for a quick check at a booth next to a toll looking gate, and then you walk through the gate and are in Cambodia.
There is a little AVT sign - I just asked someone "AVT?" and was pointed to the right shop. There, we waited 20 minutes and were corralled into a mini van with more people and luggage than space.
But it was a short ride (45 mins) to the next stop where we would once again switch vans after having 1.5 hours to grab lunch and walk around the area.
We arrived at Siem Reap around 7pm and are greeted by AVT staff who then shuffle us into tuk tuks to our hotel(s). The Tuk Tuk was included in the ticket price.
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Sangkat Svay Dongkum
Siem Reap, Cambodia