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Banteay Meanchey

Banteay Meanchey is located in north-western Cambodia, at the border of Thailand. The capital of this province is Sisophon.

There are not many choices of transportation in the province. Whether you have your own bike or you should take a shared taxi.
But wait, let's not forget the train. Or maybe we should just forget it, because the train is very slow. We better can not mention the schedule of departure and arrival of the train, because they are never the same.

The train from Battambang has to arrive mostly between 10:00-11:00 in Sisophon. The journey takes about 3.5 hours, but that's about double the time that the shared taxis need. But there is an advantage: unlike most things in life, the train ride is free!
It will not take a long time before the poor Cambodians will have to pay for the ride. For us: the government has just not a good train service for tourists.

The economy of the province is 93% based on agriculture and the remaining 7% is in the hands of fisheries and trade. Due to its border with Thailand, is the casino business is booming and this is an increasingly important economy of the province.