Coming to Cambodia, you can take a tour of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and many tourist sites throughout Cambodia. Some of you certainly will watch the wild beauty here in admiration. For this reason, quite a few Cambodian destinations are selected for lively scenes in famous films. The following are top experiences in Cambodia for you to refer to.
Use of currency in Cambodia
When you come to Cambodia, it is most convenient for you to spend USD, especially USD small change notes. You also can use Ria money. But if you travel by road, you should change money at Moc Bai border gate and when coming back, you can change it again. But you should remember not to change money from USD to Ria. The exchange rate will be lower.
When to travel to Cambodia
Cambodia is adjacent to the border of Vietnam, so the weather is quite similar to South Vietnam. Here there are two seasons: rainy and sunny season. However, the climate here is hotter. Therefore, you should not choose intensely hot months for traveling in Cambodia.
How to get to Cambodia from Vietnam
Currently, there are many airlines connecting Vietnam to Cambodia. With only 50 minutes, you will be taken from Vietnam to Phnom Penh. It takes 1 hour 20 minutes to fly from Vietnam to Siem Reap. Besides, to save money and enjoy the scenery and the people during the journey, you can choose the road to move to these two big cities. If you travel by road, you will spend about 8 hours moving from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap and 4 hours from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh.
When you come to Cambodia, one of the must-do things is going to Siem Reap, which is home to the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon. Here you will be surprised by its grandeur and magnificence. It will take you a few days to cover all the sites. If you are a sea lover, you cannot miss the opportunity to go to Sihanoukville with golden sand, blue sea and warm sunshine.
Cambodia is famous for delicious and exotic foods made from various kinds of insects such as ants, spiders, scorpions, giant water bug and stink bugs. All of them are processed into nutritious dishes. As usual, first of all, you have to overcome the fear before enjoying the dishes from insects. In addition, Tomyam (papaya), sugar palm tree and nam vang noodle soup are some of the must-list foods in this ancient city.
What gifts to buy
Typical souvenir gifts that you should bring back home from Cambodia are Krama scarf that is woven from soft cotton that helps you to absorb sweat. This kind of scarf is commonly used in the daily life of Cambodian people. Besides, you can buy small sculptures of Buddha and famous landmarks.
What to prepare for the trip
When traveling to Cambodia, you should prepare large and lightweight clothes and soft shoes that are convenient for transferring. In addition, some trousers and dresses should be included for visiting temples. Mosquito repellent spray is also not a bad idea for the trip to Cambodia. With the top tips for traveling in Cambodia above, hope that you will have a great vacation in Cambodia.