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Tax: There is an airport tax of US$ 20 upon departure. This tax is
usually not included in the price of your airticket, so ensure that you
have US$20 spare in cash and per person by the end of your trip which is
payable at the airport.
We advise you to arrange an airport pick up with the hotel where you
will be staying, if however you prefer to go local, then a taxi from
Pochentong International Airport (Phnom Penh) will take roughly 15
minutes and cost approximately US$ 7, and from Siem Reap Airport to Siem
Reap City roughly 10 minutes and approx. US$ 5.
Banking: Banks are generally open from 8am to 4pm weekdays and from 8am
to 12pm on Saturdays.
Generally speaking the official business hours are from 8am to 12 pm and
2pm to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, some businesses are open Saturdays for a
half day from 8am to 12pm. Opening times of Government offices are
different and they are open 7:30am to 11:30am and 2pm to 5pm Monday to
Some but not all banks in Cambodia accept major credit cards as do some
of the hotels. We strongly
advise you to check with the hotel where you will be
staying at to see if they accept your preferred credit card or not and call your local credit card company for more
Currency: Local currency is Cambodia Riels. Denominations are 100,000; 50,000;
20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500; 200; 100. The US$ are widely
used and accepted and it is advisable to bring some with you. Foreign
currencies (but we advise you to bring some US$ with you no matter where
you are travelling from) can be changed at hotels, airports or markets.
Commission is generally not charged at the market moneychangers so they
tend to be cheaper, than the alternatives.
Electricity: Voltage in Cambodia is 220 volts AC, 50HZ.
Language: Khmer is the first language, and English the second, French
seems to be fading fast as a language within Cambodia.
Photography: Photography in airports, railway stations and near any military
installations is forbidden and discretion should be used when photographing
people, especially monks.
Religion: The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, and roughly ninety
percent of Khmers follow this religion.
Greetings: Cambodians greet each other with a slight bow and a prayer like
gesture called a Sompeah, with the younger or lower ranked person
normally initiating the gesture. For foreigners and business handshakes
Visa: Applications for visas can be done on arrival (passport sized photos
will be required). The visa on arrival is valid for a thirty day stay
and issued to tourists at a cost of US$ 20 and for business visitors at
US$ 25 at the Pochentong International Airport, Siem Reap Airport and
also International border check points. Visas can also be obtained from
certain Royal Cambodian Embassies or Consulates around the world.
Water: Do not drink tap water, only drink bottled water
Cambodia has a warm / hot tropical climate that is relatively calm and
consistent throughout the year. The average temperature is 27 degrees
centigrade. There are two seasons, the humid and rainy monsoon season
which spans from June to October and the dry season which is from
November to May. The coolest period tends to be from December to
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