Poipet Travel Guide

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Poipet Overview

Poipet is a Cambodian access point as it is a border town about 6 kilometers from it's sister tow of Aranyaprathet on the Thai side. Poipet is a seedy, gritty town that hosts the immigration activities for entering/leaving for the Thai and Cambodian visa operations. There are nice casinos for Thais (Cambodian use is restricted)and local beggars,louts,touts, dubious agents, and scams of every nature. There are though, decent money exchange and eating options.

Getting through and getting a visa is pretty straight forward here if researched and prepared, and there are cheap and decent options to stay if not planning to leave that day. Outside of the immigration and tourist/transient zoo,there is a great study in contrast between the poorer and the better heeled, although the town would not be a destination outside of the transit or the gambling. Prepare yourself to be approached,lied to and feel the need to keep your valuables secure. It really sounds worse than it is if you research the info you need to cross. Seedy it is but not really dangerous. Just dodgy.