Why Visit Cambodia
Cambodia is well known for its magnificent archeological sites, especially for the hindu temple of Angkor Wat. The country is also home to over 4000 archaeological sites across the country.
With a lot of influences from the thai, french, chinese and vietnamese food, Cambodian food features an interesting mix and is characterized for its tangy flavors, not really spicy but rather mild. I totally recommend to try the Khmer street food.
The people of Cambodia are among the most genuinely friendly and welcoming people on Earth. Even after years of war and poverty, the cambodian people have remained courteous, friendly and welcoming. There’s no doubt they will make your travel more fulfilling. Smiling faces everywhere.
Cambodia features a diverse set of landscapes, characterized by rolling plains surrounded by lakes and the Bassac River Systems. Is home an extensive tropical rainforest where you can spot a hundred animal species, like elephants and sun bears, to pristine water tropical islands and to some of the best sunsets there are.
What to expect
Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, but english is widely spoken.
In Cambodia the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor
Cambodian riel is the official currency in Cambodia, but dollars are Cambodia’s unofficial second currency, atms dispense them and everyone accepts them. 1 US dollar equals 4068.20 cambodian riels (as of 2002)
Violent crime is very rare in Cambodia, however, it could happen in remote areas of the capital at night. Occasional robberies, petty crime and scams can occur, so be cautious and avoid wearing flashing jewelry, traveling at night and be really careful about the landmines.
Cambodia features a tropical climate, warm all year round; dominated by the annual monsoon cycle with its alternating wet and dry seasons. November to March is the prefered time to visit the country.
For most visitors (including US and european citizens), visas are obtainable upon arrival at both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports. Visas can also be request through an embassy before traveling. Only 10 nationalities are required to request the visa in advance (Afghanistan, Algeria, Arab Saudi, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Nigeria). The visa cost $25 per adult and $13 per child (under 2 years is free).
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