Getting here

STAR-CBET is located in the Cardamom Mountains in Koh Kong Province, southwest Cambodia. Visitors can reach us by:

From Phnom Penh: take the bus to Koh Kong town that leaves at 7:00am from Mao Tse Tung Blvd, near Domkor market. Get off the bus at Veal Pi/Thmar Bang junction on National Road 48, which arrives around 1:00pm.
From Koh Kong: the bus leaves from the central bus station for Phnom Penh at 8:00am; get off the bus at Veal Pi/Thmar Bang junction at 10:00am.
From the Veal Pi/Thmar Bang junction you can arrange a motor taxi to Steung Areng by yourself, or if we know when you are coming, we can arrange for a local moto taxi to bring you the remaining 60km to Steung Areng. The moto taxi ride takes approximately 45 minutes.

From Phnom Penh take National Road 4 to National Road 48. Follow Road 48 for approximately 119km to the Veal Pi junction/ Thmar Bang junction. There is a large sign for STAR-CBET at this junction. Turn onto the dirt road and continue around 60km to reach Steung Areng.





Leaving Steung Areng

You can book bus tickets from Steung Areng to Phnom Penh and Koh Kong in our community. Please book your return tickets at least one day in advance, so that moto taxis to the junction on Road 48 can be arranged.
From Veal Pi/Thmar Bang junction, you can reach Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville, Kep, Kampot, Koh Kong, Trat, or Bangkok on the same day. Other destinations will require an overnight stop in Phnom Penh, or a night bus from Phnom Penh onwards to Siem Reap or Battambang.
If you are travelling on to Koh Kong or Thailand, you can take a moto taxi at 11:00am from Steung Areng to catch the bus at the Junction which arrives around 1:00pm. If you are travelling to other destinations, you will need to leave from Steung Areng by moto taxi at 6:00am to ensure you make your connection, as the bus to Phnom Penh arrives around 8:00am at the Junction. The moto taxi from Steung Areng to the Junction takes approximately 45 minutes.
If you have any questions or need some help with planning just send us an email at, or call us at +855 97 35 55 638 (097 35 55 638 if calling from inside Cambodia).