Cambodia

Cambodia

Located in Southeast Asia, the country for years was associated primarily with one of the most terrifying dictatorships in the world, which costed millions of lives. Today, Cambodia, because we are talking about it, is a country that more and more often is remembered in the memory of its guests as an area where the beauty of nature and the warmth of people are delighted. What is worth knowing about her?

Culture and tourism 

Entry to Cambodia for tourist purposes is possible after obtaining a visa for 30 days. You can apply for it in Cambodian diplomatic missions, but you can also get it at air and road border crossings, although for this you need to complete an appropriate questionnaire and submit two photos. Cambodia is a country of people with big hearts, however, basic security rules should be observed due to petty thefts.

Basic information 

Cambodia is included in the areas with tropical monsoon climate, so planning a trip to Cambodia should remember that there is a clear division into the dry and rainy season. The latter lasts from mid-May to mid-October and often involves rainstorms so heavy that sightseeing becomes very difficult. It is best not to plan your trip just before the start of the rainy season. The temperatures are then the highest and can exceed 38 degrees Celsius.

  • Area: 181 040 km²
  • Population: 16,013,000
  • PKB per capita: 1 390 USD

Phnom Penh

Cambodian Riel (KHR) 1 USD = 4.048.63 KHR
In practice, the main currency is the US dollar, at the borders you can also pay in Vietnamese dongs or Thai baht.

Visas (up to 30 days) can be obtained from Cambodian diplomatic missions (the nearest Embassy is in Berlin) and when entering by air / land border crossings (2 passport photographs needed). You can also apply for a visa via the Internet (e-visa): http://www.evisa.gov.kh
The cost of a visa is 30 USD (when entering at land crossings, bus service usually charges an additional 5 USD service fee).

Electrical voltage: 230 V; 50 Hz electrical plugs: type A, type C, type C-2 and type G

Roaming works. SIM cards are widely available and very cheap (prices start at $ 1). After purchase, registration is required (you must have a passport with a valid visa). Metfone is the largest and also the best network (4G available).

The internet is widely available in hotels, but please note that its speed may sometimes be unsatisfactory. A good option is to buy a SIM card with Internet access.
If you want to use the mobile internet, you should buy a Telenor card (recommended operator, good signal).

Ice in drinks in street restaurants, eating along sandy roads, touching someone's head and pointing with your foot. Watch out for souvenir sellers selling original temple parts. We also avoid lonely escapades in the provinces - there is a danger of mines.

Diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough (DTP); Hepatitis A; Hepatitis B; polio; typhoid. We also recommend consulting a travel medicine doctor for anti-malarial prophylaxis and carry a mosquito net and repellents.
We also recommend consulting with a travel medicine doctor for anti-malarial prophylaxis.

We take off our shoes in temples, churches and private homes. In places of religious worship, we wear a modest dress that covers the shoulders, neckline and knees.

The best local means of transport are Tuk-tuks. There are also bus connections between the cities. Sleeper buses usually have double beds (which often forces you to travel on one bed with an unknown person). The railway is very poorly developed. Between the largest cities there is the possibility of transport by plane.

There is no state health insurance system in Cambodia. Medical care is paid and available mainly in cities. The cost of visiting a doctor is between 15-40 USD. A daily stay in a local hospital is about USD 70, while the patient is required to additionally cover the costs of specialist examinations, medicines and dressings. Transportation to the hospital is provided only by private clinics, where the cost of a daily stay is from 80 to 200 USD. Foreigners with serious ailments are most often referred to hospitals in Bangkok (Thailand) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

We usually eat with a spoon and fork, in larger cities chopsticks are also used.
Characteristic dishes with a hint of curry and cardamom, cuisine rather sweet or sweet and sour.
The dishes that you have to try are: "amok" (originally in the fish version), "kuy teav" (in the pork version), "lort cha" (in the version with beef) and "prahok" (for the brave). Alcohol: beer ( great lagers), local whiskey (khmer whiskey), rice and palm wine (moonshine).

Siem Reap, Sihanoukville

Połowa kwietnia – Khmerski Nowy Rok
May 1 - Labor Day

May 13 - Birthday of King Norodom Sihamoni

June 1 - Feast of Visak Boche (វិសាខបូជា, Visak Bochéa)

June 18 - Birthday of the Queen Mother

September 24 - Constitution Day

October 29 - Coronation Day

October 31 - Birthday of King Norodom Sihanouk

November 9 - Independence Day

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