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Cambodia travel tips


This page is here to help you answer all the questions you have before jumping in the plane to visit our country.

Other than the page on the weather, the visa formalities and the food that are on our website, we have also chosen some subjects that our clients often ask about.

Time difference :
+ 7 hours in winter (with GMT)
+ 6 hours in summertime (with GMT)

Phnom Penh, the capital and Siem Reap (Angkor)
The trip Phnom Pehn-Siem Reap and back costs about 150 dollars.

There is only one train line from the capital to the province of Battambang in the North-Eastern part and to the coastal resort of Sihanoukville in the South

fille du CambodgeCurrency :
The currency is the Riel
1 euro = about 5 706 Riel
1 USD = about 4 113 Riel
Dollars are accepted almost everywhere but we will give your change in Riel.
Euros are accepted in big cities.
Check out the currency rate at 

Torn banknotes are mostly refused.

in banks, hotels and some jewelries.
Check out the currency rate at

Credit cards
A lot of shops accept Visa and MasterCard, and there are more and more distributors where you can get RIEL.

Any problems getting money ?
Only an hour to solve your problem with Western Union.
Contact someone from your country that is willing to go to the post office. That person will need to come with ID papers in order to transfer money for your intention.
The password of the transaction and your ID papers will be asked.

Danse Siem ReapTips :
In light of the poor salary in Cambodia, tips are greatly appreciated. In restaurants, hotels, cafes, for your guides, chauffeurs, pedicabs...

Prices :
Price tags are rare so it is recommended that you approximately know the prices so that you don't pay more than it's worth.

Don't hesitate haggling, it's normal over there !

Electrical outlets :
They are the same as in Europe (220V). Make sure you bring a multiple plug so that you could charge your electronic devices.
You may as well put a flashlight or two in your suitcase.

motorcycle taxis : cheap
tuktuks : 4 places pulled by a motorcycle
Pickup trucks : for groups also cheap

Reception will always call a taxi for you if you want one.
Always check that the meter is on and that the km are shown because some meters tend to go up way too fast....

Phnompenh7-180Hotels :
Starting from 2-starred hotels you will be equipped with a bathroom, air condition, TV, a fridge, free internet in the hotel or a personal computer in the room. Bathrooms correspond to the standards and are equipped with a hairdryer and you will be given an assortment of toiletries (toothbrush and toothpaste included).

Guestrooms are the most cost-effective establishments.

Room standards :
Standard, superior, deluxe

Cambodian New Year :
It's the biggest traditional celebration with 3-4 fays of holidays.

The Khmer New Year takes place at the end of the harvesting season, April 13th or 14th , it depends.

Families reunite to celebrate, cook, houses are decorated with lotus flowers, abundance of fruits, and sacred objects that are necessary for the New Year.

Photo :
You will easily find your digital flash cards for your cameras in every big city. If you want, you can also make a DVD with your pictures from your camera which can be done very quickly.


The Krama, traditional scarf of Cambodia can be found everywhere. Very useful, you can find it in cotton, checked, or in silk.

Handmade silver jewelry and different objects.


Leather puppets representing Gods, animals, kings or celebrities are finely sculpted.


Kampot pepper


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