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CAMBODIA--A SWING THROUGH THE SOUTH -- Poipet to Koh Kong, December, 2006

Total Miles: 598
Miles/Day: 37
Days Riding: 16
Group Size: 1
Bike: Touring
Flat Tires: 3

Load: Panniers
Load Weight: 30 Lbs.
Camping: 0%
Cooking: 0%
Cost/Day: $ 15
ACA Helped Me: No

Rider: Bill Weir; 55 years old, travel writer, Member UNITED STATES Email

Summary: This leisurely ride looped through Battambang, Phnom Penh, Kampot, and Koh Kong, then back to Thailand; Self-Planned

Health Issues: none

Motivation: I had been to Angor Wat before, so this time I wished to see the rest of the country.

Most Challenging Aspect:The unpaved highway from Poipet to Sisophon had moderate traffic and lots of dust.

Favorite Experience: Riding side roads around Battambang and looking for ancient Angkor sites.

Least Favorite: Filthy Poipet and the dusty highway to Sisophon were an unpleasant first day of the ride.

Tips: Cambodia is a very pleasant place to cycle with friendly people, gentle terrain, and lots of beautiful ruins. It's also very cheap. The Poipet to Angkor Wat Highway is notorious for its dust and craters. Side roads are often unpaved, but usually good for riding in dry weather.

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Date Entered: Apr, 2020

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