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CAMBODIA TRAVEL GUIDE –DURING THE TRIP


 
          1. CURRENCY
Riel (KHR) is the official currency. However US Dollars are widely accepted.
VISA and JCB are the most widely accepted credit cards; MasterCard and American Express cards are slowly becoming more widely accepted.
ATM: ATMs are common throughout the country. ATMs will generally only dispense US dollars though some are loaded with both currencies
          2. SHOPPING
When shopping be sure to look for businesses that display the Heritage Friendly Business Logo. Heritage Watch has launched a campaign that aims to encourage support for Cambodia's arts, culture, heritage and development. Businesses that are giving back to the community are certified as Heritage Friendly by the independent organization and permitted to display either a gold or silver Heritage Friendly logo. Look for the logo to ensure that you are supporting socially responsible corporate citizens!
Phnom Penh and Siem Reap markets are good places for shopping. Recommended handicrafts include rattan weavings, silks, woodcarvings and handmade papers.
          3.TIPPING
Tipping is not compulsory in Cambodia but it is appreciated in a country where average annual income is quite low.  It is customary to tip your guide and driver in the end of the tour.
          4. CLOTHING
The dress code is fairly casual in the country. Visitors should not wear shorts, short skirts or other revealing clothing when visiting pagodas, temples and monasteries. Shoes (and socks) must be removed before entering some building or a private home.
          5. FOOD & WATER
Khmer food is tasty and cheap. Rice is the staple in Cambodia food. Unlike in Thailand or Laos, spicy hot food is not the mainstay; black pepper is preferred over chilli peppers, though chillis are usually served on the side.  In Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Western food is available in many restaurants.
Tap water is not advisable to drink but bottles of mineral water is safe and they are available everywhere.
          6. INTERNET
Internet cafes are available in the major cities. In outlying towns, many hotels provide internet access.
          7. ELETRICITY
Cambodia uses 220V. A mixture of flat and round 2-pin outlets are used throughout the country. It is advisable to bring an international travel adaptor.
          8. WORKING HOURS
Office hours:
- Mon-Fri 0800-1200 and 1400-1700.
Shops are opens 7 days/week and close any time between 18:00 and 22:00.

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