Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham, Kratie, Ratanakiri, Mondulkiri.. (Northeast Cambodia Loop) – 13. Resources

Even though I recommended Lonely Planet Cambodia for my previous Bokor Hill Station ride, it’s because I did not know about Adventure Cambodia until this trip. Adventure Cambodia is especially tailored to travelers on motorcycles. In addition to the basic country background, accommodation, maps, restaurants and places of interest, you will be able to find information on road conditions, distances and even GPS coordinates. If I have to pick one out of the two books, it would be Adventure Cambodia.

For other motorcycle trip reports in Cambodia, hop over to Stefan’s Cambodia Log.

For the latest news on Cambodia, check out the online edition of Phnom Penh Post. If you need up-to-date information on the roads, you can try asking in GT-Rider forum (requires registration).

Cambodia Country Maps provides an accurate travel map of Cambodia. You should be able to find it at most book stores in Cambodia. You may have heard of the Cambodia Gecko Map from other travelers. I have compared both the maps and found them to be similar. You would not go wrong with either choice. Travelers who wish to get hold of a Cambodia travel map in their home countries may want to check out the Cambodia travel maps from

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Cambodia Country Map (2006 Edition)

14 Sept 2008 Update: GeckoMaps informed us that the Cambodia Country Map above is actually a copy of their Gecko Cambodia map. They hope that travelers would support the original.

If you need some help packing for your trip, head over to Motorcycle Trip Packing Checklist.

To prepare yourself for the trip, I also recommend reading and watching some related literature. Not only does it provides greater insight into the country, it also helps to get you into the ‘mood’. Here are a few recommended books and videos:


  1. When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge by Chanrithy Him
  2. The Gate by Francois Bizot
  3. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values by Robert M. Pirsig
  4. Hun Sen


  1. The Shining
  2. R-Point
  3. Apocalypse Now Redux (1979)
  4. The Killing Fields (1984)
  5. City of Ghosts (2002)

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