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Crossing to Cambodia via Chanthaburi province


Most foreigners use the Aranyaprathet–Poipet crossing to get into Cambodia, with access possible by bus via Chanthaburi. There are also two less used crossings in Chanthaburi province, giving access to the Cambodian town of Pailin, just east of the border. Daung Lem Border Crossing at Ban Laem is 88km northeast of Chanthaburi (not served by public transport) and the Phsa Prom border crossing is at Ban Pakkard (aka Chong Phakkat), 72km northeast of Chanthaburi. There’s a minibus service in the morning from Chanthaburi (just south across the bridge from The River Guest House) to Ban Pakkard (1hr; B150). It’s best to arm yourself in advance with an e-visa for Cambodia, but it’s also possible to get a thirty-day visa on arrival at the border; if entering Thailand via this route you’ll probably be obliged to show proof of onward travel from Thailand.

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