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Highlights of Cambodia

Important information you need to know before you visit this country.

  • Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, situated at the confluence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap.

    It was a hub for both the Khmer Empire and French colonialists. Here in the capital, there are many interesting touristy sites. Beside the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, the Choeng Ek Killing Fields and Wat Phnom, there are several market places selling carvings, paintings, silk, silver, gems and even antiques.

    There are many casinos near the border and in cities for you to try your luck.

    • Phnompenh Traffic, Cambodia, Youintravel

    • Transport in PhnomPenh, Cambodia

    • PhnomPenh City Sunset, Cambodia

  • Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries.

    The Angkor complex is truly one of the wonders of the world. It is a sprawling complex that spans five hundred acres and consists of around 72 temples. The temples are of varying condition and size.

    The city of Angkor served as the royal centre from which a dynasty of Khmer kings ruled one of the largest, most prosperous, and most sophisticated kingdoms in the history of Southeast Asia.

    Angkor Wat is a Buddhist temple complex in northwest Cambodia. A national symbol and sacred site of Cambodian Buddhism, the complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a significant tourist destination.

    • Temple in Cambodia

    • Angkor Cambodia

    • Angkor Temple, SieamReap, Cambodia, Youintravel

    • Tourists in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

    • Angkor Thom, Cambodia, Youintravel

    • Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

  • Koh Kong is one of the biggest provinces in the whole country with a long undeveloped coastline and a mountainous, forested and largely inaccessible interior,

    • Koh Kong, Cambodia

    • Koh Rong beach Cambodia

  • Sihanoukville is a coastal city, famous for having some of the best beaches in Cambodia.

    Sihanoukville is a great spot to relax and unwind in peace and quiet. There’s culture to admire and casinos to try your luck, waterfalls, markets and monuments and a lot more to enjoy in this vibrant city on Cambodia’s southern coast.

    • Bungalows in Koh Rong Sanloem, Preah Sihanouk, Cambodia

    • Boat in Sihanouk, Cambodia

    • Sihanouk, Cambodia, Youintravel

    • Kayak in Koh Rong, Sihanoukville, Cambodia

    • Boat in Shianoukvile, Cambodia

FAQ

Where is Cambodia?

Cambodia, or the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country in mainland Southeast Asia, sharing a border with Vietnam (to the East), Laos (to the North) and Thailand (to the West).

When is the best time to travel to Cambodia

Cambodia has a tropical climate – warm and humid, can be visited throughout the year.

– Cool season: November- March (17-27c)
– Hot season: March- May (29c -38c)
– Rainy season: May – October (27-35c)

Do Cambodian speak English?

The official language is Khmer. English is widely spoken in Cambodia in cities, the majority of the population doesn’t speak it.

Do I need a visa to travel to Cambodia?

The nationals of Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar do not need a tourist visa and may stay in Cambodia for 21 and 30 days respectively.

Citizens of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Sudan will need to make visa arrangements in advance by submitting an application at your local Cambodian embassy or consulate.

The majority of nationalities can obtain a 30-day visa for travel in Cambodia either as an e-visa online before arrival, or on arrival.

You can go to evisa.gov.kh. This is the only official government e-visa portal for Cambodia. E-visas are only valid for entry through Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanoukville international airports, and Cham Yeam (Koh Kong), Poipet (Banteay Meanchey), Bavet (Svay Rieng) and Tropaeng Kreal (Stung Treang) land borders.

Single entry visa fee for tourist (T) for 30 days stay costs US$ 30, requires a passport with at least six months’ validity and 01 recent passport-sized photo.

How long should I spend in Cambodia?

The majority of travellers come to Cambodia to visit Siem Reap, you can get 1 day, 3 days or 7 days tickets to visit the Angkor complex.

Ideally from 7 days to 14 days, you will have enough time to explore its architecture, culture, history, nature, and cuisine.

Can I drink the water in Cambodia?

No, you should NOT drink tap water here, you should only drink bottled water or have to boil water before drinking.

Are international credit cards accepted in Cambodia?

Cash is the main method of payment, either US$ or Cambodia Riel. Most hotels, big shops and upscale restaurants in big cities of Cambodia do accept credit cards but not everywhere.

Is WIFI generally available?

Internet is usually available and free at restaurants, cafes and hotels in the main cities of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Power cuts are frequent throughout the country so expect service interruptions as the result.

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