Cambodia / Vietnam Border Notes

Cambodia / Vietnam – there are seven legal border crossings:
Bavet ( C ) / Moc Bai ( V )
Trapeang Phlong ( C ) / Sa Mat ( V )
Phnom Den ( C ) / Tinh Bien ( V )
Bontia Chal Cray ( C ) / Dinh ( V )
Kampot ( C ) / Ha Tien ( V )
O Yadao ( C ) / Le Thanh ( V )
Kaam Samnor (Chau Doc) ( C ) / Vinh Xuong ( V ) boat crossing

Vietnam is now possible should you apply in advance & buy a package tour with a guides & back-up vehicle.)
Rocking up at the border & asking politely does not work. Don’t believe me about no entry – then look here Mr Wheezy & Thao & Under 175cc to Vietnam Forget It.

Cambodia  / Laos Independent travellers are now crossing the border between Cambodia (Stung Treng) and Veun Kham in Laos. This crossing is still not a designated legal international crossing, but officials either side in the nearby towns of Stung Treng (C) and Veun Kham (L) are stamping passports.

In Jan 2003, KTM Rider Harry Forster, was able to cross with his bike from Laos to Cambodia. According to Harry the “official” port names stamped in his passport are Dongkalaw (L) and Dong Crorlor (C).

Check out this GT Rider forum for another report with photos.

China / Vietnam There are three (according to Jean Marc, Oct 2001): Dong Dang (V) / Huu Nghi (C) and Lao Cai (V) / Hekou (C), Mong Cai (V) / Dongxing (C). In late 2000? Belgian Philip on a Transalp tried 5 different crossings between Vietnam and China, and failed to get into China, so it aint easy. If anyone has anyone has more info email me.

The GT Rider