Poipet Location Profile
Poipet is a well-known town on the Cambodian and Thailand border and is a key crossing point between the two countries.
Located in Paoy Paet district, Banteay Meanchey Province, Poipet is adjacent to the town of Aranya Pratet on the Thai side of the border.
The Cambodian city is popular as a gambling destination as gambling is illegal in Thailand and it is illegal for Cambodians. The town is also host to a growing number of hotels, commercial centres, and residential developments.
Tourists traveling between the two countries often make a short stop in Poipet while most of the residents are Cambodian and Chinese.