Pailin has a single bank on the road into town. Shut during research,
assume they follow national policy. Due to its proximity to Thailand,
the Thai baht is widely accepted in Pailin. The rate to the riel
is 1 baht:100 riel
M - F8.00 - 15.30, Sa 8.00 - 11.00, closed Sun
T/C 2%, min $2. No credit card cash advance.
Accept many major currencies but at prohibitive exchange rates
Many GH, cost 8,000
- 10,000 riel. Basic
rooms with fan, net, share toilet, mandi style bucket shower.
In addition to the many local food stalls, there is a good Chinese
restaurant next to the bank.
Trucks from/to Battambang take 2 hours to cover 80km on
a variable road. Cost in the back is 4000-5000 riel. A seat inside costs 10,000 riel. Trucks leave Pailin from the Central Market area
& from Battambang leave from a small market west side of
The Wat at the entrance to Pailin, built by King Sihanouk,
gives excellent views of the surrounding mountains.
Casino: (there is another directly at the border) &
There is reportedly a large waterfall approx. 1 hour moto drive
Local guide recommended for trips around Pailin due to presence
of land-mines. Don't stray from those paths.
BOARDER CROSSING TO
You have to have Thai visa to enter Thailand.
See Dave story #14