Citizens of all countries (excluding Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Singapore and Philippines)..Travel Health
Medical services in Cambodia are fairly basic and can be very expensive. If you are to..Local Currency
The official Cambodian currency is the Cambodian riel. The exchange rate is fairly..Weather
Like much of South east Asia, Cambodia experiences tropical weather where it is warm to..Local Customs
The people of Cambodia are very friendly however it is important to remember that they..Languages
Khmer is the language primarily spoken by Cambodians. Young people prefer to learn..Transport Options
There are two international airports at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. There are direct..Travel Tips
First and foremost, don’t go off the beaten track in Cambodia. Whilst a lot of..Local Food
For those uncomfortable with chopsticks, the Khmer use cutlery! Rice and fish are the..Local Timezones
Cambodian time is GMT+7 hours. This is the same as Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, so if..Dutyfree Limits
You are allowed to bring into Cambodia: up to 200 cigarettes (or equivalent in tobacco);..
The people of Cambodia are very friendly however it is important to remember that they have been through great periods of unrest, and relatively recently. Cambodians generally prefer not to talk about the Khmer Rouge, however if approached with respect, gentleness and politeness they’ll freely respond.
The areas more heavily populated by tourists such as Siem Reap are well adjusted to tourists however areas off the beaten track less so. It is important to keep this in mind when travelling to remote areas and in turn ask for permission before taking photos of people and so forth.
The women of Cambodia dress conservatively relative to women in the west. It is acceptable to wear shorts in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh however when travelling outside these areas, it is advisable to wear knee length shorts or trousers. This is also the case if visiting temples or palaces.
There are groups of children everywhere in Cambodia keen to sell you books, bracelets, anything. While it can feel as if they are pestering, they are often keen to practice their English. It is not advisable to give lollies, pens or gifts as this is encouraging them to beg.
Bartering in Cambodia is not as hardcore as it is in Vietnam. While there is a bit of room for haggling, they generally do not inflate prices too much. That being said, paying too much for their goods can create an over-dependence on tourism. A campaign has been launched in Cambodia to support its arts, culture, heritage and development. Businesses deemed to be supporting this cause and giving back to the community sport a ‘Heritage Friendly Business’ logo. Keep this in mind while shopping.
95 per cent of the Cambodian population is Theravada Buddhist.
When it comes to the great architectural and cultural icons of the world Angkor Wat takes it's place among the greats..Phnom Penh Information
Not a destination for the faint of heart, Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia and the country’s economic..Anlong Veng Information
Anlong Veng is a small rural town that lies near the northern Cambodia / Thailand border around one hundred kilometres..Beng Mealea Information
Beng Mealea - translated as "Lotus Pond" in the native Khmer - is one of Cambodia's lesser known archeological sites..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS