Cambodia Travel Tips and Advice

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Cambodia Travel Tips and Advice
Cambodia Travel Tips and Advice

Coming to Cambodia to admire the majesty of ancient temples is the experience that tourists should not miss. For example, Angkor Wat, one of the most typical constructions in Cambodia, contains various mysterious things that arouse the curiosity of tourists. This article will share with you some Cambodia travel tips and advice if you intend to explore this ancient country.

Appropriate time for traveling in Cambodia

Appropriate time for traveling in Cambodia
Appropriate time for traveling in Cambodia

Weather and climate in Cambodia are quite similar to some other Southeast Asia like Laos and Vietnam and you can go to visit Cambodia in every month of the year.  Cambodia’s climate is dominated by monsoon In general, the weather is quite hot and wet with the average temperature of 27℃. The climate is divided into two seasons including rainy season and dry season.

Preparation

To travel in Cambodia you get the information about Cambodia travel on some website such as Lonely Planet, Trip advisor and Travelfish that will show you various things for a trip to Cambodia like motels, restaurants, attractions and ticket price.

Cambodian Currency

Cambodian Currency
Cambodian Currency

The official currency in Cambodia is Riel (KHR). Currently, 1 USD is equal to 1.127 KHR. USD is the best choice in  Cambodia. It will be more convenient for shopping if you prepare many notes of 1 USD. It is suggested that you should avoid change from USD to Ria, otherwise, you will have to suffer from the loss. If going to Cambodia by road, you should change money at the border crossing.

Accommodations in Cambodia

Accommodations in Cambodia
Accommodations in Cambodia

In Cambodia, the most popular accommodation are guest houses and hotels. If you would like to go backpacking to explore this country, it is recommended to choose a guest house to save the expense. You should make a reservation as soon as possible to avoid paying the higher price than normal.

Luggage preparation

Visit temples in Cambodia
Visit temples in Cambodia

Since the climate in Cambodia is quite hot. Therefore, you are advised to prepare comfortable clothes. However, it is noted that when visiting temples or palaces, you are required to dress politely; particularly shirt with sleeves and collars long pants.

Following are some essential belongings for the trip flat shoes that are convenient for walking, jacket, hat, umbrella, sunscreen, personal belongings and basic drugs, especially antidiarrheal.

Tourist attractions

If coming to Phnom Penh, you can explore magnificent Royal palaces, silver pagodas, golden pagodas and bustling night markets. You also should not miss the chance to visit the Independence Monument to take some photos or visit Wat Phnom Penh.

Angkor Thom in Siem Reap
Angkor Thom in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom in Siem Reap are the two places that you should not miss in Cambodia. Despite being destroyed by the war and the time, these attractions still make a strong impression on tourists by its majestic and ancient beauty. Besides, Angkor complex is famous for Bayon temple because there are hundreds of different faces on dozens of statues of four-face Buddhas.

Doing sightseeing on Tonle Sap lake, also known as Great Lake on a boat or taking a  stroll in the street for foreigners on a tuk tuk will bring you the pleasant experience. It takes you only 30 minutes to move from the city center to the Great Lake.

Tonle Sap lake
Tonle Sap lake

Sihanoukville attracts tourists by wild beauty and peaceful space. Occheuteal Beach and Serendipity Beach are two places having a lot of guesthouses, hotels and especially and the busy street for foreigners. However, there are not many destinations for entertainment here and it is quite dangerous if you go out in the night.

Sihanoukville
Sihanoukville

Cambodian specialties

In addition to baked dishes made of beef, chicken and fish, you can try dishes from insects. For a long time, the specialty of insects in Cambodia has been well-known everywhere involving cricket, scorpion and spider. Besides, Num A Kao Thnaot is a must-eat dish.

Cambodian specialties
Cambodian specialties

In the trip to the Southeast Asia, Cambodia is an ideal destination. Cambodia is a lovely country with numerous beauty spots and a variety of unique dishes. Hope that the above-mentioned information will support you to have a good holiday in Cambodia.