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|
WEIGHTS & MEASURES
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.