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Cambodia highlights for you

21 Days Ultimate Vietnam & Cambodia Holiday
  • Cruise through karst peaks in Lan Ha Bay
  • Sunbathe on the sandy beach of Mui Ne
  • Learn about Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh
  • Visit the world’s wonder Angkor Wat
19 Days Premium Vietnam & Cambodia Adventure
  • Pedal through rice terraces in Mai Chau
  • Cruise through karst peaks in Lan Ha Bay
  • Visit the world’s wonder Angkor Wat
  • Learn about Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh

Important Information

Electronic Visa (E-visa)

✅ Validity: 90 days
✅ Length of stay: 30 days
✅ Processing time: 3 business days

Access Evisa Kingdom Cambodia and go to 'Application'

Visa on Arrival

Tourists and business travelers may purchase a Cambodian visa at the airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and at the borders.
Visa fee: 30USD

Tip

Travellers with an e-Visa can go directly to immigration counters at their point of entry and do not need to queue at Visa on Arrival counter

Khmer New Year

Known as Bon Chol Chhnam Thmei, it is a three-day event that is always observed on April 13 or 14. It is the most significant festival in Cambodia and historically signifies the end of the harvest season. The cities are closed for a week as Cambodians head back to their villages to celebrate, spend time with their relatives, and visit the neighborhood pagoda.

Preah Reach Pithi Bonn Chrot Preah Neang Kol

This is an important ancient royal ceremonial that commemorates the start of the rice-growing season, when preparations for farming operations begin. This was once begun by the Khmer monarch and since then it has been honored yearly. The King of Cambodia hosts the customary celebration. A representative of
Cambodia's King begins the event by plowing with royal oxen, signaling the start of a fruitful harvest season.

Bon Om Touk (Water Festival)

The Cambodia Water Festival dates back to the 12th century Angkor era, when the Navy Forces fought to secure Cambodia. It is a sign of respect for these Navy Forces. It is celebrated throughout the day and night, with all Cambodian citizens, peasants, and international visitors congregating in the capital. During the festival, a boat racing event is held, which was once a battle training undertaken by the naval troops.

Cambodia has two primary seasons, wet and dry, with a gradient of temperatures within those two. Dry season stretches from November until the end of April, and wet season begins in May and lasts through September. It’s hottest between March and June and tends to be coolest between October and December.

During the dry season, the weather in popular tourism spots such as Phnom Penh, SIem Reap and Koh Rong is at its tropical best – temperatures range from 25°C – 40°C in the sun, with no clouds and low humidity.

Wet season can be a fun time to visit, as there are fewer tourists, and the countryside blooms into healthy hues of green. In the heart of the monsoon swells, typically in September and October, travel to more remote parts of the country can be challenging or impossible because of dangerous road conditions.

 

Remork (Tuk-tuk)

The Cambodian Remork offers a quieter, more pleasant ride. Remork for hire gathers in popular tourist areas such as the riverfront and at tourist hotels. Prices vary depending on the number of passengers and where you pick up the Remork

✅ $1-$2 for short trips
✅ $10-$15 for the whole day

Taxi

Global Taxi, Choice Taxi, Taxi Rouge and GreatWall Taxi offer 24/7 taxi service.
✅ Price: Hiring a taxi for a day costs $25-$35.

✅ Short jaunts around town run a minimum of $4-$5

Ride-sourcing

Grab, Tada and PassApp are 3 main taxi booking apps in Cambodia, all available in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. They offer on-demand car taxi and tuk-tuk booking service. Cars are preferred to ensure safety for newcomers.

The Riel (Code: KHR) is the currency of Cambodia. US dollars are as commonly used as the Cambodian Riel and even Thai Baht is acceptable in many places. <br>
Riel notes come in 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000 and 100,000 denominations

Most hotels and many restaurants and shops set their prices in dollars.
Small transactions are usually done in Riel. Always carry some small Riel for motorcycle taxis, snacks, beggars and other small purchases.

To quickly convert from KHR to USD, just remove three zeros and divide by 4.

For example: 1 USD ≈ 4,000 KHR

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