Road update bordercrossing Ban Prakkad (Called Prum in Cambodia) to Siem Reap

Discussion in 'Cambodia Road Trip Reports' started by DutchMike, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. DutchMike

    DutchMike Active Member

    In my previous post I mentioned the good quality of the paved roads from Ban Prakkad via Battambang to Sisophon.
    Now, one year later I took that road again, to travel to Siem Reap, and I could not believe my eyes.

    Once you have passed Pailin on your way to Battambang, there are parts now without any asphalt left, and deep surprise potholes elsewhere.
    Last year this was smoothly paved, not one pothole.
    Between Battambang and Sisophon it is even worse, at some parts I would have preferred to ride a dirt bike in stead of my Honda 500.

    All this within one year, I wonder where the road contractors came from...

    Between Sisophon and Siem Reap, it is much better, apart from (unfinished) road repairs near Siem Reap.

    But even if you are riding a nice piece of road, there may be potholes in the other lane that you can't see but will notice because traffic will be heading your way, on your lane.
    A bit scary by times.

    I thought I better post this before someone takes these roads based on my earlier recommendation.
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  3. brian_bkk

    brian_bkk Ol'Timer

    Great information.. Thanks for sharing.

  4. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

    Nice tips alright. If youve got any photos you can post, please do; or email them to me with captions & I will upload them for you.
  5. DutchMike

    DutchMike Active Member

    No pictures this time, should have taken some though. Some parts were in spectacular bad conditions with big trucks trying to get across in a kind of slalom.
    I will do better next time.

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