Getting There & Getting Around
This used to be a place best reached by boat from Phnom Penh. The boat is no longer running as the road is now perfect. The bus station is in the northwest part of the town within walking distance of the center. Regular buses run the 350km (217-mile) trip from Phnom Penh and it takes about 5 hours. The onward trip to Stung Treng and the Lao border is 141km (87 miles) and takes 3 hours. There is now a daily bus from Siem Reap to Kratie changing at the town of Skuon (the place where people famously eat tarantulas). It leaves at 7:30am and costs $10. You can also get a seat in a shared taxi in either direction. It costs $7 to Phnom Penh and takes about 4 hours. Kratie is small, so navigating the town on foot is very easy. Should you want go a bit farther afield there are plenty of motodups hanging around, and some guesthouses also rent out bicycles.
Banks & Currency Exchange -- There is an Acleda Bank (Rue Preah Sihanouk; tel. 072/971-707; open Mon-Fri 7:30am-4pm) that exchanges cash and traveler's checks. There is now also an ATM but it does not accept all cards, so it would be risky to rely on that alone.
Internet Access -- For the Internet, head to the You Hong Guesthouse.
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