As long as your passport has not been expired, Cambodian Visa can be obtained at Arrival in Siem Reap International Airport, Phnom Penh International Airport and border crossing checkpoint with Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. The price of a Cambodian Visa is US$ 20 and can use 30 days in Cambodia.
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Airport Departure Tax to leave Cambodia : US$ 25 per person
- Overland Transport and Bus travel is now the most popular between Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Poi Pet to Siem Reap. The road, national highway number 6 is paved and smooth. There are several regularly schedule daily buses in both direct. But the bus can not stop along the way as private Tour transport.
- Daily ferries runs on the Tonle Sap river and lake is a nice view between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. The end of the trip is marked by a hill of Phnom Krom dock. It is around 12km South of Siem Reap - Angkor Wat. But the best traveling by Speed boat is from August to March every year. - Another Daily ferry runs from Battambang province to Siem Reap - Angkor but a small speed boat along Battambang and Tonle Sap rivers.
Cambodian International Overland Border Crossing
- Cambodia shares overland border crossings
at Poipet, Koh Kong,O'smach, Pailin, Kam Reang and Unlung Veng checkpoint.
- Cambodia shares an overland border
crossing with Vietnam
at Bavet and Moc Bai checkpoint.
- Cambodia shares an overland border
crossing with Lao country at Voeung Kam checkpoint.
Banking and Money and how to use
Riels are used as the Cambodian currency.
The Riel notes start from 100 and go all the way to 100,000. The notes
are as follows: 100, 200, 500, 1,000,
2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and
100,000. The Exchange
rate is 1 USD = 4,000Riel. US dollars are a widely
used currency in Cambodia ,
you will need some Cambodian Riels to make small purchases. 500 and 1000 Riels
note are the most common and useful denominations. Hotels and most restaurants
set prices in US dollars. Some places accept credit cards and traveler cheque.
Master Card and American Express are coming into wider use. Most businesses
charge a 2% to 4% fee to accept credit cards.
Communication and International Call
country calling country code is 855. International calls run less than $3 per
minute. Local calls are 500 Riel/ minute and domestic long distances are $1 per
minute. Some of the Internet places offer very inexpensive Internet phone
Material and Clothes
Cambodia is a hot country so
you do not need to bring winter clothing with you. Wear light, airy, clothing to protect
yourself from the sun. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, and sunglasses.
Carry an umbrella or raincoat with you during the wet season, wear practical
shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. Photographers
should prepare for very bright light outdoor and heavily shadowed indoor
photography, bring very low and high ASA films, a lens sun shield and a couple
of extra batteries.
Cambodian offices and others start to
open their offices at 7:30AM to 11:30AM. Resting at afternoon to start
it again at 14:00PM to 17:00PM closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Cambodia
standard time is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. It is in the
same time zone as Vietnam
, Laos and Thailand
Religion and Belief
religion governed the concept and execution of all Khmer art and architecture
is enhanced by an understanding of the religious beliefs of the Khmers. According
to belief, when a person died his soul was reincarnated and his spirit became
free. The former religious practices, which were adopted in Cambodia
at a later date recognized a common belief in rebirth , the idea that one is
born again and again in different forms. At the present time, 90% of the
Cambodian people are of the Buddhist religion. Hinduism for the most part has
, 85% of the population depends on their own agriculture. Their main source of
food is rice, with about 2 meals a day, which they grow only once a year. This
is only through the rainy season, which starts in May and ends in October. The
rice grown is 90% rice paddy and 10% glutinous rice.
Climate and Two main Season
Cambodia has tropical weather, which makes
the country very warm and humid. The maximum temperature ranges from 26.5oc to
27.5oc (April is the hottest month) and the minimum temperature ranges from
24oc to 26.5oc (December is the coolest month). These temperatures can vary in
mountainous and plateau areas.
's seasons are affected by monsoons they are not too hot or too cool. In Cambodia
, the temperature changes less than 4c, through out the year so it is very
suitable for tourists.
Cambodia has two main seasons:
Dry season: From November to April, affected by dry wind, which blows
from Siberi (Northeast Monsoon). Rainy season: From May to October, affected by
wind bringing rain, which blows from the sea to the continent (Southwest
Monsoon). The two seasons might change a little from year to year and area to
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