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Quick Facts

💰Currency Cambodian riel (៛)
🔄Exchange Rate US$1 = ៛4081
💬Language Khmer
🗣️English Fluency Moderate
🏙️Capital Phnom Penh
👥Population 16.72 million
🚘Driving Side right
🔌Plugs A, C, G
🕑Time Indochina Time (UTC+07:00)
🍽️Must-Try Amok, Lok lak, Fish amok, Kuy teav, Bai sach chrouk

Backpacker Budget: US$16 ( 65,296)

Hostel Dorm US$5 ( 20,405)
Takeaway Meal US$2 ( 8,162)
Public transport US$1 ( 4,081)
Long-distance bus US$10 ( 40,810)
Entrance Fee US$5 ( 20,405)
Beer US$1.5 ( 6,122)

When to go?

January-March Dry season
April-June Hot season
July-September Rainy season
October-December Cool season

What's unique?

Welcome to Cambodia, a country that will capture your heart with its rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Nestled in Southeast Asia, this enchanting nation offers a truly unforgettable travel experience.

Cambodia is famous for its awe-inspiring ancient temples, the most renowned being the magnificent Angkor Wat complex. Explore these majestic structures that date back centuries and marvel at their intricate carvings and grandeur.

But Cambodia isn't just about temples; it's also home to stunning natural wonders. From the serene beauty of the Tonle Sap Lake to the lush greenery of Mondulkiri Province's rolling hills, there is no shortage of picturesque landscapes to explore.

Immerse yourself in Cambodian culture by visiting bustling markets like Phnom Penh's Central Market or Siem Reap's Night Market. Sample local delicacies like fish amok and num banh chok, and don't forget to try Cambodia's world-renowned coffee.

The warmth and hospitality of the Cambodian people are truly remarkable. Their genuine smiles will make you feel right at home as they share stories about their fascinating history and traditions.

Whether you're wandering through ancient temples or cruising along the Mekong River, Cambodia promises an adventure filled with beauty, serenity, and cultural immersion.

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Cambodia Must-Sees
(10 days)

  1. 1
    Siem Reap

    Visit the iconic Angkor Wat temple complex and explore the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom.

  2. 2
    Battambang

    Experience the countryside charm, visit ancient temples, and take a ride on the bamboo train.

  3. 3
    Phnom Penh

    Discover the Royal Palace, the Killing Fields, and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

  4. 4
    Kampot

    Explore the riverside town, enjoy delicious seafood, and visit the Bokor Hill Station.

Angkor Wat, Siem Reap
Angkor Wat, Siem Reap

Fun Fact

Angkor Wat, located in Cambodia, is one of the largest religious monuments in the world.

FAQ

Is Cambodia safe for tourists?

Yes, Cambodia is generally safe for tourists. However, it's always important to take basic precautions and be aware of your surroundings.

What are the must-visit tourist destinations in Cambodia?

Some of the must-visit tourist destinations in Cambodia include Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, and Battambang.

What is the official language of Cambodia?

The official language of Cambodia is Khmer.

What is the driving side in Cambodia?

The driving side in Cambodia is right.

What is the currency of Cambodia?

The currency of Cambodia is the Cambodian riel (KHR) and the United States dollar (USD) is also widely accepted.

Are there ATMs without a fee in Cambodia?

MB Bank, Bank of China ATMs charge no fee for cash withdrawals.

Travel Tips

  • Money Card payment is often possible, but not always
  • ATM Fees Most ATMs charge fees, but you can find fee-free ATMs
  • Free ATMs MB Bank, Bank of China
  • ATMs to avoid (high fees) Cathay United
  • Do dress modestly, especially when visiting temples or other religious sites.
  • Do remove your shoes before entering someone's home or a temple.
  • Do show respect for the monarchy and royal family.
  • Do learn a few basic Khmer phrases to show your interest in the local culture.
  • Don't point your feet towards others or use your feet to touch objects.
  • Don't raise your voice or display anger in public.
  • Don't disrespect or criticize Buddhism or the monarchy.
  • Don't use your left hand for eating or handing objects to others.
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Cover: Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Vicky T; Photo Credits: Paul Szewczyk, Paul Szewczyk

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