About Cambodia 

Cambodia is a country located in southwestern part of the Indo-Chinese Peninsula in South East Asia.  It was founded on November 9, 1953.

History [Founded on November 9, 1953] • Capital [Phnom Penh] • Government [Constitutional Monarchy under a Multiparty Democracy] • Currency [US dollar (USD) officially used, Khmer riel (KHR)] • Language [Khmer (official), French, English] • Religion [Theravada Buddhist, Christianity, Muslim] • Electricity [230V/50 Hz (European plugs)] • Time Zone [UTC +7] • Country Code [+855] • Internet TLD [.kh] • Emergencies [Dial 117 for police, 118 for fire fighters]

Cambodia Travel Guide

This local travel guide below will provide you with local travel information & tips to plan your trip to Cambodia and find the best things to see, do and experience in Cambodia even before you arrive here.

Local Attractions

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Wat Mahathat Yuwaratrangsarit

Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei

Silver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda

Tonle Sap
Tonle Sap

Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple

Bokor Hill Station
Bokor Hill Station

Koh Ker
Koh Ker

Preah Vihear
Preah Vihear

Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville

Shopping Guide

Shopping Malls, Streets, Markets

  1. Lucky Supermarket
  2. Sorya Shopping Center

Markets

Local Food Guide

  1. Fish Amok
  2. Lap Khmer (Lime-marinated Khmer beef salad)
  3. Red Tree Ants with Beef
  4. Nom banh chok (Khmer noodles0
  5. Khmer red curry
  6. Bai Sach Chrouk (Grilled pork and broken rice)
  7. Lok lak (Stir-fried beef in brown sauce)
  8. Kaw
  9. Ang dtray-meuk (grilled squid0
  10. Num pang pâté
  11. Bai sach chrouk (Pork and rice)
  12. Kdam chaa (fried crab)
  13. Fried fish on the fire lake

Drinks & Desserts Guide

Local Drinks

  1. Iced coffee
  2. Anchor
  3. Angkor
  4. Beer Lao and Tiger
  5. Palm wine and rice wine

Local Desserts

  1. Cha houy teuk (jelly)

Map

Tipping

Restaurant – 5%-10% of the bill
Tour Guide – 10% of the bill
Hotel – USD $1 for bell man to carry bag for you. Maid a $1 a day.
Spas – 5%-20% of the bill
Taxi Driver – No need to tip
Hair Dresser – $1-$2. You are free to tip any amount.

Money & Duty Free

Currency

Riel :  KHR with symbol : CR
Cambodia Notes denominations: CR100,000, 50,000, 20,000, 10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and 50.

Credit cards

MasterCard and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.  It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.

ATM

ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.

Travellers cheques

Not widely accepted.

Banking hours

Mon to Fri: 0800-1500

How to get in and out of Cambodia

 

Safety Guide

Emergency number

Dail 111

Keep yourself insured

  1. Ensure you buy travel insurance before you come as admitting to local hospitals for tourists will be expensive.

Keep yourself insured

  1. Ensure you buy travel insurance before you come as admitting to local hospitals for tourists will be expensive.

Keep yourself safe

  1. Do not walk alone late at night.
  2. Avoid unlit areas.
  3. Do not leave your drink unattended.
  4. Do not carry a lot of valuables and cash.
  5. Avoid cash counting in public.
  6. Do not accept offer of rides from stranger.

Keep belongings safe

  1. Ensure your cars and accommodation are locked when leaving for other destinations.
  2. Do not leave your wallets, mobile phones, bags, backpacks,  or cameras unattended in public places.
  3. Report lost or stolen possessions to local police stations. Get a report from them if you are claiming travel insurance.

Keeping safe with alcohol

  1. If you drink alcohol in designated ban area could lead to fine or being arrested.
  2. You can be fined for drinking alcohol on public transport, including taxis.
  3. If you drink, take cab back to your accommodation. Best if your friend can accompany.

Keeping your credit cards and identity safe

  1. Do not show your credit card number and PIN that will let people capture with a camera.
  2. Do not bring too many credit cards.
  3. Report lost or stolen credit cards immediately.