Scam Number 2 – Preah Vihear Temple

Tickets to go up the mountain are free – issued at the tourist office at the bottom. But as soon as you leave the office on your bike the tourist police will pull you over and take you to there office and give you shake downs from – Cambodian driving license, wing mirrors, etc (despite the fact they are Tourist Police, not Traffic Police) to ‘Sorry I can’t let you go up the mountain it’s too dangerous – unless you give me some tea money.’
Stand around and argue the toss for thirty minutes plus, or straight out the gate smile and offer a couple of bucks and get out of there immediately. Either way you pay in time or money…

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