Why traveling to Cambodia?
The mysteriously spirit of Angor Kingdom of Cambodia is probably the first and foremost reason to travel to Cambodia. Siem Reap offers a doorstep to go back to ancient time with giant and sophisticated temples used to be embraced secretly by the jungle and discovered lately in early 19th century.
Apart from awe-inspiring Angkor Temples, enticing Cambodia is endowed with the charming countryside landscape with stretched sugar palm trees which could be found all over the country.
Look for a place for laid-back? Old colonial city Battambang in the north-west of the country is ideal for walking around and contemplating the architecture or ride a tuk tuk as well as bicycle and travel through the pristine local villages to see their rice fields, unstable stilted-houses, intermingle with locals and see their living styles.
Shiny Phnom Penh Capital which once named “The Pearl of Asia”, yet partly being tarnished when going through the war and rebellion, with royal palaces and historical relics.
Are you a adventurous, wildlife natural discoverer? The north-east region with national parks and wildlife center reserving thousands of wildlife animals which would work well for you.
How about beach leisure? Right in the south-west of Cambodia is the Thailand Gulf with white-soft-sand beaches and blue ocean for an ideal escape.
Area: ~181,000 square km – ranked 118th in the world
Population: ~16.3 millions (Dec 2018) – ranked 69th in the world
Biggest & most developed cities: Phnom Penh, Battambang and Siem Reap
Religion: Thearavada Buddhism is the official religion (95%), Christian (<2%), Island (2.5%).
Currency: Riel and USD (USD 01 = 4,020 Riel)
Most of visitors could obtain Cambodia visa upon arrival, via International airport in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap; or via the borders of Poi Pet and Cham Yeam (For other borders including Bavet, Ka-Om Samnor, visitors should have obtained their visas prior to the arrival).
Nationalities are required to enter Cambodia including: Afghanistan, Algeria, Arab Saudi, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Nigeria
Best time to visit Cambodia
Generally, the best time to travel in Cambodia is from Nov to May with sunny & dried weather and moderate temperature from 20 – 30 Celsius Degree.
From June to July, it get hotter from 30 – 40 Celsius Degree and with higher humidity.
From August to October, the weather get cooler from 30 – 35 Celsius Degree only; but with regular heavy rains.
How To Get To Cambodia
Get to Cambodia by Air
There are increasing number of direct flights to Cambodia via 03 international airports Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Sihanouk Ville
Get to Cambodia by border
Vietnam to Cambodia via border
- Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh via Civet boder
- Speed boat from Chau Doc Province to Phnom Penh
- Bus from Ho Chi Minh City via Ha Tien border to Kampot
Laos to Cambodia via border
- Land drive from Laos to Cambodia via Stung Treng (This is suggested after your visit to 4000 Islands in southern Laos)
Thailand to Cambodia via border
- Travel from Bangkok to Aranyaprathet and cross Poipet border (most popular and convenient route)
- Travel from Thailand to Cambodia via Pailin Border (visa is available)
- Speed boat from Thailand to Kor Rong Province
Transportation to travel around Cambodia
Tuk tuk/ or Remork
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To travel from province to province, especially between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, high quality or overnight buses are available
The eco-friendly means of transfer to get slowly around the area to immersed into the locals and nature. Bicycles are available in most cities of Cambodia for your exploration.
Cambodia Dos and Don’ts
- Put on the proper costumes to cover your shoulders and knees when visiting a temple
- Call someone’s name only is sometimes considered a rude; precede with a title such as sir or madam
- Royal family and the King criticism are strongly objected.
- It’s offensive when touch the other’s heads, children are not exclusive.
- Pointing at people are not appropriate
- Surpass the Buddha with a reverse clockwise direction
- Women should never touch a monk as this would take away all this merit