Nattakan Cambodia Co. Ltd. is one of the few bus companies that offer trips direct to Bangkok.
Photo grabbed from Artydubs.com.
The company gave us this ID and must be worn the whole trip.
According to the agency, trip will take around 6-7 hours. Sa totoo lang, nagsawa ako sa view ng lupa. Napagod din ako kakapikit. Haha.
They served us mamon or sponge cake with juice for snacks and rice topped with shrimps/chilly from 7-11 for lunch.
The trip took longer than expected. To make it easy for your guys, here's a timeline:
- 8:30AM - Time of departure from Siem Reap
- 11:30AM - Arrival at the border of Cambodia and Thailand
- 1:30PM-2:00PM - Left the border after almost 2 1/2 hours. We had to wait for almost 30 mins to an hour in the immigration. They had about 2-3 immigration officers processing almost a hundred or more passports. And since we're traveling with others, we had to wait for everyone to finish.
- 2:00PM-7:00PM - Took us 5 hours to get to Bangkok. Traffic was sooooo bad, probably worst compared to what we have in Manila. By this time I'm starting to get annoyed by the smell of the loo. No, I did not bother using the toilet. It's not lady friendly according to my guy friends.
- 7:00PM-7:30PM - We arrived at the Bangkok Bus Terminal in Chatuchak but got stuck for a while trying to figure out where to get our baht. There were a lot of drivers approaching and offering us service to our hotel but we wanted to play safe so we got a cab direct from the taxi line.
- 8:15PM - We finally arrived at our hotel, The Berkeley. We also got our baht from the nearby forex store.
Getting stuck inside that bus for almost 12 hours sucked big time. I think I deserved a large cup of thai milk tea and french fries from McDonalds. Om nom nom nom!