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Anyone heading for the Angkor Photo Festival?


I’m heading to Siem Reap on mid November to attend the free-workshop which The Angkor Photo Festival will held.

Anyone in LS will be attending the free-workshop too or going to the festival?

By the way, I will be traveling overland from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet/Poipet border to Siem Reap on train/bus.

I will love some company if anyone going there with the same route as well.


by Rony Zakaria at 2007-10-29 03:28:27 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Jakarta , Indonesia | Bookmark | | Report spam→

Hi Rony,
I’ll go there as well, see you then (and I ll fly thru KL… sorry not to join ur ride)
Best, Laurent

by Laurent Zylberman | 29 Oct 2007 11:10 | France, France | | Report spam→

I’m heading same place, same way for the same reasons. What date you leaving BKK? Jason

by Jason Tanner | 29 Oct 2007 13:10 | wales, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hi Jason,

My flight will arrive on 15th midnight. So probably I will be heading to the border on the 16th early morning. I think the train to the border is leaving at 05.55 am.

by Rony Zakaria | 29 Oct 2007 17:10 | Jakarta, Indonesia | | Report spam→
I’m looking forward to my two weeks in Cambodia, showing photos of the Nepal Civil War. Apparently the photos will be blown up and projected on the side of a hotel. Hardly your typical south Asian vacation package, but then again, I wouldn’t flap my wings for 26 hours from Los Angeles if I didn’t think this was something special.

I think you’ll find a lot of festival attendees and participants on Lightstalkers – I’ve spoken to a few already.

I hear Siem Reap’s fried spiders are the cat’s meow.

by Todd Krainin | 30 Oct 2007 03:10 | Mexicali, Mexico | | Report spam→
will anyone be leaving london for angkor and willing to carry some equipment? two small bodies and a tripod?

i’ll be doing the same route bkk to aranyapratet but have
to leave by the 15th as visa expires. cheers everyone, see
you there.

by julia s. ferdinand | 30 Oct 2007 08:10 | chiang mai, Thailand | | Report spam→
Hi, i will also be flying through KL.

by Gazi Nafis Ahmed | 30 Oct 2007 09:10 | Dhaka, Bangladesh | | Report spam→
Hey guys,
i’ll be leaving on Airasia flight from KL on the 16th.anyone on the same path? btw, Looking forward to meet you guys there!

by Rahman Roslan | 30 Oct 2007 09:10 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | | Report spam→
I’ll be there from 17th to 29th so should be around in the evenings.

by Simon Larbalestier | 30 Oct 2007 12:10 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Hi! I’ll be there 23-27th. Coming from LA via PP. Looking forward to meeting all attendees

by Rex Atienza | 31 Oct 2007 23:10 | Los Angeles, United States | | Report spam→
I’ll be there too, but a bit late. Nov 27th and 28th.

by Alan Soon | 05 Nov 2007 13:11 | Singapore, Singapore | | Report spam→
Hello everybody,
I will be there for the entire festival period as well. Planning to travel around Cambodia/Vietnam/Laos from 29th Nov to 14 Dec. Anybody else staying back and wants to join me would be very welcome !!

by [former member] | 05 Nov 2007 16:11 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
I’ll be there the 23-29th

by [former member] | 07 Nov 2007 01:11 | Seattle,WA, United States | | Report spam→
say hello to christophe,. my best wish for all of you who will have a great time!

by vera mulyani | 07 Nov 2007 03:11 (ed. Nov 7 2007) | miami, United States | | Report spam→
Don’t forget to bring a passport photo if you take your visa at Pnomh Pen or Siem Reap airport.
The address of the festival center is:
Carnets d’Asie
333, Sivatha Road
Siem Reap
Looking forward to meet you all!

by Francoise Callier | 09 Nov 2007 07:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Will be spending a couple days in Bangkok, 15th and 16th November, before heading over to Phnom Penh and then Siem Reap. Anybody up for a few beers in Bangkok on 15th evening, and Phnom Penh on 16th november???

by [former member] | 11 Nov 2007 07:11 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
i will there at 17th, see you then!

by [former member] | 11 Nov 2007 22:11 | Hamburg, Germany | | Report spam→
Guys dont worry about anything… u’ll be having Angels all around.

by Altaf Qadri | 12 Nov 2007 05:11 | Washington, United States | | Report spam→
I’ll be there as well — looking forward to it.

by David Dare Parker | 12 Nov 2007 08:11 | Sydney, Australia | | Report spam→
There are buses from Bangkok straight to Siem Reap. It takes about 12 hours.
No need to stop in Pnomh Pen.

by Francoise Callier | 12 Nov 2007 09:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
The normal fare is around 20$. For the visa it’s always better to take it at the embassy. Sometimes they make problems at the border it’s a question of luck…

by Francoise Callier | 12 Nov 2007 12:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Sir is a woman

by Francoise Callier | 12 Nov 2007 12:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
That too an Angel.

by Altaf Qadri | 12 Nov 2007 12:11 | Washington, United States | | Report spam→
I admit it’s difficult to know just looking at my portrait…

by Francoise Callier | 12 Nov 2007 12:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Francoise, where are u staying? They got me a room at the Tara Angkor, should be arrivng by 7pm on the 23rd. Will shower and head out…..

by [former member] | 12 Nov 2007 22:11 | Seattle,WA, United States | | Report spam→
Sailendra: are you coming to the Festival? What dates? I’ll be there for the whole thing. It will be great to see you again. Kantipur will be well represented.

Francoise: Don’t lie. I have a good portrait of you lounging around your African sculpture.

by Todd Krainin | 12 Nov 2007 22:11 | Mexicali, Mexico | | Report spam→
Will be arriving Siem Reap from BKK on the night of the 17th. See you all there!

by Veejay Villafranca | 12 Nov 2007 23:11 | Manila, Philippines | | Report spam→
Stuart, on 23rd at 08.00pm there is a street party in front of Mc Dermott Gallery.
Everybody will be there.

by Francoise Callier | 13 Nov 2007 02:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
“on 23rd at 08.00pm there is a street party "

What a way to start!

by [former member] | 13 Nov 2007 03:11 | Seattle,WA, United States | | Report spam→

Mince alors, je ne suis pas invitee a la fete,..qui va te rouller les cigarettes si je ne suis pas invitee…? Mais je dors ou?

bises tres forte je suis tres triste de devoir attendre la prochaine occaz,..(et j’adore le Merci Monsieur, hahahhaha)

by vera mulyani | 13 Nov 2007 04:11 (ed. Nov 13 2007) | new york, United States | | Report spam→
VERA: C’est toi qui a refusé notre invitation, tu vas nous manquer d’ailleurs.
Change tes plans, prends ton billet et viens. Françoise

by Francoise Callier | 13 Nov 2007 05:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
anyone travellin from bbay to siem reap?
m comin for the free photo workshop.
am talkin a flight on 17th early morn frm bbk- siem reap.

lookin fwd to see u there.

ps: anyone knw where the participants r put up??

by Tunali Mukherjee | 13 Nov 2007 09:11 | bombay, India | | Report spam→
Hi Tunali, I am travelling from Bombay to Siem Reap, but I am going through Bangkok and then Phnom Penh, rather than taking the monopoly Bangkok airways flight to Siem Reap. will me meeting Seema at Bangkok airport for the flight to Phnom Penh. See you there!

Cheers! Looking forward to the festival!

by [former member] | 13 Nov 2007 09:11 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
@ Ajay:
When u reachin Siem Reap?? We can meet at the Airport then?

by Tunali Mukherjee | 13 Nov 2007 10:11 | bombay, India | | Report spam→
@Tunali: I will travelling by bus (with Seema) from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. So I wont be at Siem Reap airport. If you are going to be in Bangkok on 16th morning/afternoon, then I can maybe meet you in Bangkok. I take the 15:10 Air Asia flight out of BKK on the 16th.

by [former member] | 13 Nov 2007 10:11 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
Hi Tunali,

I will be going to SR as well for the workshop.

Taking an early train to the border on Nov 16th.

See you there.

by Rony Zakaria | 13 Nov 2007 10:11 (ed. Nov 13 2007) | Jakarta, Indonesia | | Report spam→
@Rony: I sent you a PM earlier. You going to be in BKK on 15th night?

by [former member] | 13 Nov 2007 11:11 | Mumbai, India | | Report spam→
hey rony!
lookin fwd to see u there :)

by Tunali Mukherjee | 13 Nov 2007 11:11 | bombay, India | | Report spam→

I’ve just read it. Unfortunately no, but will be there after midnight. Probably will stay at the airport for a while before going to the train station (Hua Takhe or Hualampong).

by Rony Zakaria | 13 Nov 2007 11:11 | Jakarta, Indonesia | | Report spam→
Hi Guys,

Look forward to meeting you all, I arrive on the 16th morning at SR. Going to be taking part in the workshops, coming from Sri Lanka.


by Alefiya Akbarally | 13 Nov 2007 19:11 | Colombo, Sri Lanka | | Report spam→
hi Sailendra,

You can get a bus to reach Siem Reap from Khao San Road but I wouldn’t recommend that, a lot of scams according to stories.

Another way, you can get a bus from the Morcit Bus Station to Aranyaprathet Border. From the Poipet (Cambodian Side border) you can take a bus for $10 to SR or a shared taxi.

See you there,


by Rony Zakaria | 14 Nov 2007 14:11 | Jakarta, Indonesia | | Report spam→
Thanks Rony……

Very excited to meet you all…..

by Sailendra Kharel | 14 Nov 2007 14:11 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
im leaving on 16th..cant wait to be there.meeting all you guys!

by Rahman Roslan | 14 Nov 2007 15:11 | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | | Report spam→
im counting on a visa on arrival at teh siem reap airport.
it isnt tough to get one right? the invitation letter i received from the festival shd be enough? or shd i not produce that at all, bearin in mind im applying for the tourist visa?

it wd be a bummer to fly all the way and be sent back home!

by Tunali Mukherjee | 14 Nov 2007 16:11 | bombay, India | | Report spam→
Hi Tunali,

I don’t think it would be a problem. I hear you can get a visa without much fuss. I just hope they dont harrass us about the equipment we will be carrying etc. Supposedly you need 2 photos for the US20 tourist visa, so might want to go handy with them. I also think you can apply for the visa in New Dehli. Call the ND consulate and check.



by Alefiya Akbarally | 14 Nov 2007 16:11 | Colombo, Sri Lanka | | Report spam→
hey alefiya

its too late to apply for the visa now. it takes 3 days to process.

so i guess ill have to rely on v.o.a. and just hope for the best!

anyone reaching siem reap airport on 17th morning? We can hitch a ride to the fest?

also, is anyone flyin frm bkk- siem reap on 17th early morn? like 7 30am?

will be great to have company…

by Tunali Mukherjee | 14 Nov 2007 18:11 | bombay, India | | Report spam→
Francoise:.. je suis en train de faire un program intensive pour faire des films,..malheureusement ca tombe pas au bon moment. Promis l’annee prochaine je remplace christophe (eh ehe .. seulement pour la fete).
A bientot a Paris ou a bali

by vera mulyani | 14 Nov 2007 23:11 | new york, United States | | Report spam→
Vera, on t’attends donc en 2008. Je vais te faire signer un papier…
Je vais à Bali en Juin. Sampai ketemu lagi.

by Francoise Callier | 15 Nov 2007 01:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
I’m not sure if I’m too late to help you Sailendra, but there is a 6:20 am train from Hau Lamphong in BKK to Aranya Prathet, its really cheap something like 45-60 baht if I remember and it takes about 6 hours. You can take a tuktuk from there for the short distance to the border and then get your visa. there is an ATM on the cambodian side where you can withdraw USD$.
depending on how well the cambodian border guard did at the casino on the weekend you can pay anywhere from $10-$20USD extra on top of the $20USD visa. from there I think it was usually about $10usd on a minibus to siem reap on a really shitty road.
have a good one

by R. J. | 15 Nov 2007 02:11 (ed. Nov 15 2007) | Kamloops, Canada | | Report spam→
Hi Frens,
I will be travelling for Siem Reap on Nov.17 @ 7 am by bus and i will get the ticket from PILOT PURELY TOUR LTD., PART 139 Khaosan Road (about middle street on the left)
This Tour belongs to the Khaosan Palace Hotel…. So, any fren travelling on the same date and time in the morning of Nov.17…. Will love your company….

by Sailendra Kharel | 15 Nov 2007 03:11 | Kathmandu, Nepal | | Report spam→
Francoise: je signerai avec mon ame.. tout pour la photo et l’amitie!!! good luck, (je note pour juin) bises fort

by vera mulyani | 15 Nov 2007 03:11 | new york, United States | | Report spam→
Hey, overland travelers (Thailand to Siem Reap), all you need to know (but might not want to know) is exhaustively written up here:


Safe travels!

by Christopher Wise | 15 Nov 2007 07:11 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Thanks for those informations Christopher. I’m a little bit too busy to act also as a travel agency…
See you soon.

by Francoise Callier | 15 Nov 2007 07:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Hey Sailendra, you should just go to the eastern bus terminal in BKK. It will be cheaper and the bus won’t stop at the driver’s brothers restaurant for an hour. never understood how those khao san road buses are always full when the gov’t bus is cheaper and usually dead empty

by R. J. | 15 Nov 2007 09:11 | Kamloops, Canada | | Report spam→
Hi everybody. I’m currently working on assignment in southern cambodia. I can spend only 2 to 3 days in Siem Reap before going back down south and then to bangkok (flight back to europe)? Any advices about the best moment to go to the festival? Thanks.

by Susanna L | 15 Nov 2007 20:11 | battambang, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Hi Susanna, try to come around 24th, it’s waterfestival and full moon.

by Francoise Callier | 16 Nov 2007 01:11 | Siem Reap, Cambodia | | Report spam→
Thanks a lot. I can manage to have two days off.

by Susanna L | 16 Nov 2007 13:11 | battambang, Cambodia | | Report spam→

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