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Getting There & Getting Around

From both Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville there are regular bus services. From Phnom Penh, Virak Buntham Express Travel (012/322-302) departs at 8am from Street 106 on the waterfront (the return trip also departs Koh Kong at 8am). If you are coming from Thailand, you can take a minibus (costing 100 Thai baht and leaving from right in the center of town next to the market) from the town of Trat to the border at Had Lek on the Thai side crossing to Cham Yeam on the Cambodian side. From there it is a 10-minute motorcycle ride (costing 50 Thai baht) to Koh Kong itself. The ferry service to Sihanoukville has been discontinued and is unlikely to reemerge (if it does, it will no doubt resume being both overpriced and dangerous, so it's best avoided).

Koh Kong itself is small and easily walkable. It is set out on a very simple grid stretching back from the river. If you need a ride, there are plenty of motodups hanging about. Usual rates of between 1,000 riel and 2,000 riel apply.

Fast Facts

Banks & Currency Exchange -- Koh Kong is firmly in the Thai baht zone, although U.S. dollars will be accepted. There is an ACLEDA Bank (St. 48; tel. 035/936-693) that performs Western Union transfers and currency exchange, and cashes traveler's checks. It also has an ATM with Visa card access only. It would be a bad idea to rely on it.

Hospitals -- If you have medical problems, cross the border to Thailand where medical care is good. If they are really minor, head to the Visal Sok Clinic (St. 3; tel. 011/988-586; daily 6am-9pm).

Internet Access -- There are a few Internet cafes in the center of town with fairly sluggish connections.

Tourism Information -- Most guesthouses double up as travel agents and they are the places to go for tourist information.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.