Hello world? How to get your mail out of Cambodia.
Sending mail in Cambodia can be a crapshoot. Cambodia Post isn’t very reliable, and the costs can vary depending on the mood and relative wealth of the woman at the counter. Most of the foreign shippers in Cambodia are locally run franchises, so the service you have come to expect back home will probably not be forthcoming.
For incoming mail, UPS often requires you to use a broker to settle your customs tax, which can end up being very, very expensive. Most report good luck with DHL, but it does not come cheap.
EMS is Cambodia Post’s package service, and the prices are generally much, much lower than those of the international services, and most report good results using them. EMS has nine offices in Phnom Penh and local offices in all of the other provinces.
EMS – Cambodia Post
Head office: Street 13 and Street 102, Phnom Penh
28 Monivong Boulevard, Phnom Penh
T: 023 430 922
Cambodia Post – Main Phnom Penh Branch
Street 13 and Street 102, Phnom Penh
T: 023 426 062; 023 725 370
Cambodia Post – Sihanoukville
Ekareach Street, near Victory Hill, Sihanoukville
T: 034 933 526
Cambodia Post – Kampot
Riverside Road, about 500 meters from the bridge, Kampot
Cambodia Post – Siem Reap
Pokambor Avenue, about 500 meters from the roundabout, Siem Reap
T: 063 963 446; 063 760 000
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