Cambodia Useful info

Cambodia Useful information

Cambodia street

Cambodia street

Mekong River

Mekong River

Electric car in Cambodia

Electric car in Cambodia


The currency is the Cambodian Riel (KHR). 1 new Riel equals 100 Sen. Notes comes in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000. (USD 1 = 4,000 KHR) Coins are no longer used. The USD is widely used in Cambodia. It actually serves as a second currency that is more readily accepted. Bring small denomination and clean notes with you. Traveler’s Checks are widely accepted in Cambodia. There is a commission of about 2% to change T/C into USD, less for T/C into KHR and sometimes nothing for USD into KHR. Credit cards are only excepted in major hotels and restaurants.


A visa is available at the Pochentong International Airport (Phnom Penh) or Siem Reap International Airport for USD 20. It is valid for one month. Have a passport photo ready. If you enter the country by land (e.g. from Vietnam), make sure you already have a visa. You will not get one at the border. Both tourist and business visa can be extended at the Immigration Office, 200. Str. No 5, Tel 724794, Mon-Fri 7:30-10:00 and 14:00-16:00.
1 week USD 20
1 month USD 30
3 month USD 60
6 months USD 100 (multiple entry)
1 year USD 150 (multiple entry)
Extensions to a visa are issued in Cambodia by the Ministry of National Security.
Over stay penalty $3/day


The climate in Cambodia is governed by two monsoons:
Humid/Rainy Season: May to October
Cool/Dry Monsoon: November to March
Average temperature: 21 to 35 degree Centigrade (70 to 95 degree Fahrenheit)


 Jan. 1  New Year’s Day
 Jan. 7  Victory Day
 Mar. 8  Women’s Day
 Apr. 13 – 15  Cambodia New Year
 May 1  Labor Day
 May 17  Visaka Bhucha Day
 May 21  Bonn Chroat Preah Nongkoal
 Jun. 1  International Children’s Day
 Jun. 18  The Queen’s Birthday
 Sep. 24  Constitution Day & Re-Accession Day
 Sep. 27 – 29  Bonn Phchum Ben
 Oct. 23  Paris Peace Agreement
 Oct 30 – Nov. 1  King Norodom Sihanouk’s Birthday
 Nov. 9  Independence Day from France in 1953
 Dec. 10  Human Rights Day


The metric system is in use here. Weights are in kilograms, distances in kilometers. Gasoline is measured in litres.


Local mains voltage is 220V, 50 Hz. Bring a converter for any 110V equipment.


Banks are open Monday to Friday from 08:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and possibly open on Saturday morning.
Government offices are open on week days only from 07:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
Most business are open from 08:00 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.


No actual vaccinations are officially required. However visitors are advised to check with their doctor or a travel immunization clinic regarding the advisability of inoculation against typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. It is advisable to drink only bottled or boiled water.


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