10 Tuesday Mar 2015

Updated Giant Ibis bus schedule

To our fellow readers, Giant Ibis has released more departure times for the upcoming 2015.  Routes include Siem Reap, Sihanoukville (Kompong Som), Kampot, and Ho Chi Minh City.


09 Monday Dec 2013

The Gallery: Cambodia Photos in December

Talking about taking photo, everybody like to photograph.  I would like to share some photos about Cambodia.

Budha in the night

Buddha in the night

Buddha statue in the night: this is located in Takeo Province. I took it while I went to Kathen Tien, a buddhist ceremony.

The Ocean Forest.

The Ocean Forest.

The  Forest Ocean located in Sen Monorom City of Mondulkiri Province.  It is called the forest ocean because of the trees growing on the mountain like the wave of sea. This is why people called it Samot Chheur or The Forest Ocean.

Num Ka Chhay - Street food

Num Ka Chhay – Street food

Num Ka Chhay is a kind of street food that Khmer people like to eat. You can find it on street and in local market.

I hope you enjoy to these photos and please leave me a comment.   Enjoy your travel in December.

11 Monday Feb 2013

Giant Ibis new route 2013 (Phnom Penh to Kep) (Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville)

To all our fellow Giant Ibis fans, this month there will be the launch of new bus routes going from Phnom Penh to Kep province and Sihanoukville province.

The Kep route will start on February 08, 2013.    One-way price is USD 8.00 per person.  Round-trip price is USD 16.00 per person.

Phnom Penh to Kep Departure Time:   8:00 AM  and 14:45 PM
Note: This route is same route as Phnom Penh to Kampot.  However the bus will make a drop-off at Kampot stop station before continuing to Kep province.

Kep to Phnom Penh Departure Time: 8:00 AM and 14:45 PM
Note: Customers must travel to Kampot from Kep in order to get on the Kampot to Phnom Penh route.  Currently there is no pick-up from Kep to Kampot.

+ Duration is three hours and fifteen minutes (3.15).
+ The trip is non-stop.
+ wi-fi
+ a bottle of water
+ a cold towel

The Sihanoukville route will start on February 18, 2013.  One-way price is USD 10.00 per person. Round-trip price is USD 20.00 per person.

Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville (Kompong Som) Departure Time:  8:30 AM and 12:30 PM

Sihanoukville (Kompong Som) to Phnom Penh Departure Time: 7:30 AM and 01:00 PM

+ Duration is four hours (4.0).
+ The trip is non-stop.
+ wi-fi
+ a bottle of water
+ a cold towel


To learn more about the Phnom Penh to Kampot route, please click here.

To read about our Giant Ibis excursion, please click here.   If you have any question about this service, please email us at [email protected]

Giant Ibis

Giant Ibis

02 Tuesday Oct 2012

Rabbit Island

Rabbit Island or Koh Tonsay is a small island about 30 minutes off the shore of Kep.  If you are visiting Kep, it is a nice day excursion to take. (I would not recommend staying any longer than a day.) The island is quite small and not very developed but that’s the charm of going to islands like this.  There is a small store/restaurant where you can buy drinks or eat lunch.  To get to this small island, you must charter a small boat.  The ride takes about 30 minutes. (Tip: remember to bring a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses because there’s no covering over the boat.) The ride itself is very enjoyable and you get a chance to get up close and personal with the deep blue sea.  If  you get a sunny day, the clear blue skies will just leave you feeling carefree.

When you arrive on Rabbit Island, you will notice how little people are here.  It’s almost like having your own private island!  The way I spent my time was by bringing books to read and iPhone to play games on.  And of course I went for a few swims in the ocean.  Who could pass up the beautiful Cambodian waters?!?  We also had lunch on the island.  It was a seafood lunch, and it was so fresh and delicious.  All in all, if you are looking for a great beach experience in Kep, look no further than Rabbit Island!

The boats that take you to Rabbit Island from Kep.

Rabbit Island


01 Monday Aug 2011

Top 5 Reasons to visit KEP

During the past two years in Cambodia, I always wonder if there is a great getaway within two hours drive.   Well I found just the place.   Knaii Bang Chatt is a private resort, situated in Kep province, provides the most exclusive and private stay in your own comfort zone.   What I long for in Asia is simple just another two hours car ride from Phnom Penh city.  Adding to my list of favorite destinations in Cambodia, Kep is one of them.

Here are my top five reasons to visit this quaint town.

1.  seafood: there is a local market also known as “Crab Market”, just in the center of town.  An early morning walk through the market, you will be swift away by the fishermen bringing their morning catches from sea. Lobster, crabs, fish and squids are among of seafood that you can expect to have at this small market.

2. surfing: at Knai Bang Chatt, you can learn how to sail a sailboat.  An hour lesson by the instructor from the sailing club, you will be on your way to discover new arena on this untouched waterfront.

3.  fresh tropical smoothies: my perfect afternoon can be described as lying all day next to an infinity pool, a pool of which no edge is shown, while quenching my summer thirst with a fresh mango and mint smoothies.  No better way to detox your city smog with this delicious and sweet savory drink.

4. biking: no traffic, no car, no remork (a motorcycle with a trailer attached) means just you and the road. Kep offers a great ocean bike trail, an endless road along the ocean front.

5. the people: unlike city folks, these Kep-ers are the most social and welcoming people.  Although the population of this province is less than a few thousands, they are well spirited and easy to get along.  Practically everyone here enjoy their life at the beach.  A stress-free environment makes them such a people kind of person.