Cambodia

Cambodia

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Rich in history, bathed in temples, warmed by smiles.

As a land, Cambodia is beautiful. As a country, it's an unlikely mixture of the buzzing sophistication found in the capital, Phnom Penh, and the rural tranquility found most everywhere else.

Once upon a time, Cambodia's Khmer Empire was a rich and influential power in the region. Evidence of their wealth is seen at majestic Angkor Wat, the earthly home of Cambodian gods, and throughout countless temples that dot the countries jungles and mountains, like Koh Ker and Preah Vihear.

The people of Cambodia are not rich, but they are proud. They're not educated, but they're wise. More importantly, they are a down to earth people with a strong will and unyielding optimism. Always quick to smile.

Cambodia. Think about it. Who do you know that's been to Cambodia? Contact VIVA Travel and find out more. It'll warm you up.

Other things to do

  • See the Face of Avalokitesvara at Prasat Bayon
  • Swim at unspoiled Sihanoukville
  • Visit Bokor National Park
  • Stop at eerie Tuol Sleng Prison
  • See the floating villages at Tonle Sap Lake
Climate: 

Temperatures range from 70°F (21°C) to 104°F (41°C).

Time Zone: 

Universal Time Coordinated, UTC+07:00

Language: 

Khmer

Currency: 

Cambodian Riel (KHR)

Electricity: 

220-240 volts. Travelers from the US and Canada need a plug adapter and step-down transformer. For hair dryers, curling irons, etc., a plug adapter and voltage converter are required.

Tipping Customs: 

Although Cambodia is not a tipping country, wages are low and tips of 5-20% are appreciated.

Safety: 

The State Department is concerned that individuals and groups may be planning terrorist actions against US citizens and/or at sites frequented by Westerners in Cambodia. Travels should be especially aware of their surroundings in public places.

Communication & Technology: 

Wi-Fi is widely available. Mobile operators include Digi, Openet, Online, Ezcom and WICAM.

Smoking: 

Smoking is prohibited in public places. 

Travel Documentation: 

A passport that’s valid for at least six months beyond date of entry, two passport-sized photos (4cm x 6cm), and a Cambodian visa, are all required. 

Airport: 

Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH)

Car Rental: 

Renting a car without a driver is not recommended. Major rental car companies include Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Alamo.

Public Transportation: 

Remork-moto or tuk tuks operate as a low-tech local bus; they are used throughout rural Cambodia to transport people and goods. The cyclo, or Pedi cab, is a cheap way to get around urban areas. Motos, also known as motodups (meaning moto driver), are small motorcycle taxis, and are a quick way of making short hops around towns and cities