A long way from Siem Reap to Pattaya

The next point of the trip was to become Pattaya, where we planned to stop by in a few days to spend there. We were not in Pattaya for almost three years and it was very interesting to see how the city has changed over time. Changed dramatically, but more on that later. While we waited for the road from Siem Reap to Pattaya. At first we planned to get there about the same route as I travelled here from Chiang Mai, only to go had in Chiang Maiand of course Pattaya. Ie from Siem Reap, transfer by taxi or minivan to the border crossing, and from there the bus to Pattaya.

But a devil pulled me to go to a local siemirowice a travel Agency and ask how much is the ticket for the tourist bus to Pattaya. Well, to be honest, hell this is the need to collect information about transport and ways of moving for the site, so it was planned.

Well, when I found out that moving from Siem Reap to Pattaya by tourist bus costs only 18 dollars, and at the same time leaving at 8 in the morning at 17 o'clock we will already in place, I couldn't resist. I knew it would be a trick, remember, that gave themselves earlier vow not to use more tourist buses in Thailand, but it was too great was the temptation. Yes, one would test the route, then to share with you, because on the chaise in this way we (there was another 6 hours, 10 and 12) already got. So I bought two tickets for tomorrow at 8 o'clock in the morning, trying to figure out all the details (but I no one was able to explain where the bus arrives in Pattaya), and finally specify whether the bus will arrive in Pattaya in 17 hours, and received a solid affirmative answer. The company, which organizes the transfer, Hang Tep Travel.

The next day at the ninth hour for us went to the hotel and escorted to the bus. The bus pulled in to the hotels, just stopped on one of the main streets in the centre of Siem Reap, and all the tourists gathered on foot. Then we went, then again stood and waited for tourists, then went again, and again waited. In total, we collected tourists about two hours. Already here it became clear that for the remaining eight hours to Pattaya we will not make it. Could only hope that things are not worse. Where there...

We finally went to the border to Poipet. Spent on the road an hour and a half, our bus brought us to some distribution point at the entrance to the city, where we spent another half an hour. Here we took the tickets, and instead stuck the stickers.

The time has passed for noon, and we didn't come and the fourth part of the route, but we still had to cross the border.
Finally we were put in another bus, and 15 minutes later m landed on the ring before the border crossing.

As usual, one hand accompanying the man left us, and on the other, met and gathered in a heap. While we waited for all the other tourists, it took another 40 minutes and then another 30 minutes before we were transported to another distribution center on the machines according to the type of Pattaya taxis. There the tourists were already very much.

In this place, fortunately, was organized by the café and toilet, so here we unwillingly hovered still for about two hours. Almost every 20 minutes the van came and took away another group of tourists to all corners of Thailand, but we still had to wait. As I understand it, we waited for those tourists who bought tickets from Siem Reap to Pattaya with sending in 10 and 12 hours, but not as we 8.

Hope to arrive in Pattaya at least 19 hours (two hours late) and immediately go for a walk around the city, dwindling by the minute. Finally, we and some newly-arrived much later than us tourists put in a minivan. The clock was four hours.

And we were almost happy when got into the van, and naively thought that going straight to Pattaya. But instead, we returned back to the border, where our driver tried to pick up some more passengers (lost another half hour), then lost another twenty minutes on easy at the bus station in Aranyaprathet, where he also cling passengers. Then another twenty minutes for lunch the driver, then another and another to collect passengers along the way and races in all sorts of villages. To our indignation, the driver just smiled and allegedly did not understand English and Italian (our brothers in misfortune in the minivan was even a group of cheerful young people from Italy, but by the end of the trip, they completely wilted).

Summary: we arrived in Pattaya instead of the promised 17 hours to 21 hours. Well at least they arrived at all, and in fact could deliver in Bangkok, for example, and say, get beyond yourself. Fact is, if tourists do not get enough quantity. The fact late would not be so bitter if we once honestly said that there are delays, but I am firmly convinced if you buy tickets that there will be no delays. Well, maybe I am on tourist buses in Thailand are not lucky, but again, give myself a vow more don't use them. Well, you really decide.

Just in case once again I will remind the name of the company: Hang Tep Travel and Transportation.



A continuation of the "Three unfortunate days in Pattaya

🕒 September 21, 2018

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admin December 19, 2012
We spent in Chiang Mai four wonderful and very interesting day. I really wanted to stay there longer, but the road was waiting for us. The next stop on our journey was Cambodia, namely Angkor. This was our first visit there, but not the first in Cambodia. The road from Chiang Mai to Siem reap, turned out to be eventful, I decided to write about it separately and in detail. To get decided through Bangkok, as it is the most reliable and Mature route. Practical information about how to get to Siem reap, I set out here. To Bangkok from Chiang Mai the day before dispatch we bought the tickets at the station, bus station Arcade, to contact the travel agents did not. For tickets to the first class bus (night) gave 538 baht. Here are prices: road_to_siemreap.jpg The next day we arrived at the station an hour before departure of the bus to once again be well versed with transportation and schedules. About all this I wrote in "How to get to Chiang Mai and Transport to Chiang Mai". At the same time decided to eat the road. Near the station a lot of institutions, we decided to choose the "local". For 70 baht ate to satiety and drank a bottle of lemonade. If you are in those places to wait for the bus, I recommend to eat there, very tasty. road_to_siemreap1.jpg Loaded on the bus when it was already dark. To the credit of the carrier it should say that and went and arrived in Bangkok we are on schedule. And the trip was quite comfortable. In the path of the conventionally-fed (gave the bread and the water in the morning serving coffee), a night for the hungry made the OST ...
admin 30 December, 2012
So we are in Siem reap. If anyone still does not understand why we came here, is in order to explore the temples of Angkor. Here we planned to stay for 4 days, which settled in the hotel Aliance Villa. The hotel is great, especially when you consider that we booked it for stock with 50% discount and paid for the room a little less than $ 15 per day. Here, according to tradition, photos of hotel siemreap1.jpg siemreap2.jpg Everything you need in room: air conditioning, TV, hot water shower, window and even Breakfast. The hotel staff is just super friendly and very helpful. Was so pleased by their helpfulness that I felt even slightly awkward. The hotel was always quiet and we never saw any of the guests, while all accommodation was occupied. That all the rooms were occupied, we learned when I arrived. Our new fellow traveler with whom we were going to get a taxi from the border, but came on the van, also went with us to the hotel, but places for them was not. Was free only single room but for $ 20! The only downside of the hotel was just what before him had led the asphalted road and after a rain with the main street, had to walk about 100 meters through the puddles. But in General, the position of the hotel is great, very near the night market and pub street, and, at the same time, very quiet. But, of course, we arrived in Siem reap not to stay in the hotel, so we immediately went to explore the city and at the same time and decide as we would for three days to visit all these temples. To invent anything we were not going ...
muzzle 5 January, 2013
I know brother Bob....(The Golden calf) And in General great, well done!!!! And great pictures, clear. Very love it. Direct memories of Cambodia came flooding back, thoughts povilioniene.... Thank you! ...
muzzle 5 January, 2013
And our guide in Cambodia told me that baby strollers in Cambodia, a tremendous luxury and not all of them can afford it. She has a little daughter and she doesn't like rice likes milk and bread. And it is very expensive. How to complain about us. Our guide cost us$ 20 a day. For the money we were offered a minivan with driver and guide and a very professional story. Truth is correspondence with her I started from Moscow. ...
admin 13 January, 2013
And now it's just a series of photos from Angkor. Describe what, where and how, I do not see sense. Will be ready in a guide to Angkor with a map (already started here), they think everything you need can be found. Photos will be in several consecutive posts. angkor1.jpg angkor2.jpg angkor3.jpg angkor5.jpg angkor4.jpg angkor6.jpg angkor7.jpg angkor8.jpg angkor9.jpg angkor10.jpg ...
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admin Feb 12, 2013
The next point of the trip was to Pattaya, where we planned to stop by in a few days to spend there. We were not in Pattaya for almost three years and it was very interesting to see how the city has changed over time. Changed dramatically, but more on that later. .While we waited for the road from Siem Reap to Pattaya. At first we planned to get there about the same route as I travelled here from Chiang Mai, only to go had in Chiang Mai and of course Pattaya. Ie from Siem Reap, transfer by taxi or minivan to the border crossing, and from there the bus to Pattaya. But a devil pulled me to go to a local siemirowice a travel Agency and ask how much is the ticket for the tourist bus to Pattaya. Well, to be honest, hell this is the need to collect information about transport and ways of moving for the site, so it was planned. Well, when I found out that moving from Siem Reap to Pattaya by tourist bus costs only 18 dollars, and at the same time leaving at 8 in the morning at 17 o'clock we will already in place, I couldn't resist. I knew it would be a trick, remember, that gave themselves earlier vow not to use more tourist buses in Thailand, but it was too great was the temptation. Yes, one would test the route, then to share with you, because on the chaise in this way we (there was another 6 hours, 10 and 12) already got (more on that here). So I bought two tickets for tomorrow at 8 o'clock in the morning, trying to figure out all the details (but I no one was able to explain where the bus arrives in Pattaya), and finally specify whether the bus will arrive in Pattaya in 17 hours, and received a solid affirmative answer. The company, which organizes the TRANS ...
admin 14 February, 2013
About Pattaya write somehow doesn't want to. But not to throw out this stage of the trip, because it took place. And no matter is that Pattaya is so bad. .No, actually it's a great place, it is no wonder it is the most popular resort in Thailand. But what can you do in Pattaya, I remember when his first meeting for more than seven years ago is very different. Then it was another city, mysterious and attractive. And now I know almost every street, all the shops and entertainment, etc. Nothing new in Pattaya, I this time have not found, though not been here for almost three years. We had originally planned to stay in Pattaya for seven days, to sunbathe and lie on the beach. But for three days all so tired that in the morning on the fourth day we weighed and went out. But it is more likely my problem than Pattaya. For newcomers to Pattaya should stay the same interesting resort and entertainment city, and the center of the sex industry of Thailand. Although, I'm deceiving you. Something in Pattaya very much changed even in four years, what is there to speak about the seven years. On changes will tell photos: DSC04929.JPG DSC04849.JPG DSC04679.JPG Russian faces and speech in the streets has become much more the impression that every second tourist, walking on second street and beach road – Russian. All shops crammed with Russian tourists, every 50 meters a Russian travel Agency or office real estate, restaurant menus in Russian, signs in Russian hotels. That is strange, if you go to other streets, where more bake ...
admin 24 May, 2013
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