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It’s time to talk about Cambodia. If it’s not already at the top of your must-visit list then you might have some rearranging to do. Embrace the heart-stealing scenery of this Southeast Asian nation as you roam through lively markets, majestic temples and charismatic towns that seem untouched by modern tourism developments. It’s time to delve a little bit deeper and get acquainted with Cambodia.
Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia and shares borders with the Gulf of Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. From Dubai, a non-stop flight is 8h 30m, and from Sydney, it is roughly 11h 30m, with a stopover.
Phnom Penh is the vibrant bustling capital of Cambodia and is also the most populous city in the country.
Phnom Penh International Airport is the largest airport in Cambodia containing a land area of 400 hectares. It is located 10 kilometres from the city of Phnom Penh.
The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, and English is also widely spoken, particularly in tourist hot spots.
Cambodia uses the Cambodian Riel. The currency code is KHR. ATMs are widely available and credit cards are accepted by many hotels and restaurants across Cambodia.
Most visitors to Cambodia will be granted a one-month visa on arrival for a small fee of USD $30 and you will need to have a passport sized photo on hand. We recommend checking your country’s travel advisories in advance of booking a trip
Electrical current is 230V/50hz using three associated plug types, A, C and G. The standard voltage in the US is 110 volts, so you may need a surge adaptor.
The phone numbers to call in case of emergency when in Cambodia are 117 for the police, 119 for an ambulance and 118 for a fire.
The high season in Cambodia, from November through February welcome visitors with the appeal of very hot weather (with average highs of 30°C in some parts) however, this is when Cambodia experiences a sharp influx of visitors – especially in Siem Reap and across the main tourist attractions. This is also the time when travellers from the Southern Hemisphere make the most of Christmas holidays or extended school holidays and university breaks, so many backpackers can be found during this time. For this reason, it is suggested that you book in advance as prices will rise, and both Chinese and Vietnamese New Year will fall during this time.
Through the months of May to September, Cambodia is characterized by heavy rain (monsoon season) and a drop in temperature. This may have a small impact on the outdoor activities you wish to partake in, however, if you are travelling on a budget means this is a great time to travel as prices will be lower. The average temperature will still be warm (averaging 22°C in some parts), however, the sunlight will be overshadowed by huge rain clouds. Important festivals include the Royal Ploughing Ceremony and are held to mark the traditional beginning of the rice-growing season along with the Festival of the Dead celebrated in September.
The Mekong River for many Cambodians is more than just a scenic body of water – it’s a source of livelihood. The riverways are also home to the endangered Irrawaddy dolphin that can be spotted from Kratie to the Laos-Cambodia border. Get your camera ready or just enjoy the sights.
You couldn’t visit Cambodia and not take a journey to the majestic Angkor Wat Temple Complex. The best time to visit is in the early hours of the morning to catch the sunrise over Angkor Wat. Once the sun rises, you can set about exploring the many temples (including Bayron and Ta Prohm) with historic roots that date back to the 11th-century.
A journey to the Killing Fields and S21 may not be a joyous visit, however, the experience itself is essential to understanding Cambodia’s fraught history. The experience will open your eyes to life under the Khmer Rouge which of course, will only give you a great appreciation for the resilience and strength of the Cambodian population.
There’s more to Siem Reap than just being the gateway to the Angkor Wat temple. You can spend your time walking around town or ride a bike. Or, you could explore the floating village of Chong Khneas on the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Then, you can spend your evening at the lively Pub Street and before heading to the surrounding night markets.
Make like a local in the glimmering city of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. The best way to see the city is to explore on two feet or to cruise through the streets in a cyclo and tick off the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and Wat Prohm. Before the day is out, make sure to watch the sun go down along the riverbank before getting your fill of local treats at the popular night markets.
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