Cambodia is one of the three countries in Indochina (Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia) and might be one of the smallest countries in South East Asia. The country is one the most highlights of the region.
Approximately 2 million tourists visit the country each year. Most visitors fly to Siem Reap, visit the Angkor Temples and then leave the country. However, your travel plan can be filled with a lot more fantastic natural beauty and historic temples in the country. Natural attractions range from national parks filled with minerals, exotic fauna, to the lovely beach of Sihanoukville- a laid back Asian beach vibe, golden sands and opaque waters to those seeking solace, away from the chaotic cities. The intrepid may seek out the hill tribal region of Mondulkiri or Rantanakiri, the sleepy conservation village of Chi Phat, the isolated temples of Preah Vihear and Banteay Chhmar, and the lesser travelled areas of Kampot or Kep.
All visitors entering Cambodia must possess valid passports. Visa is required for all visitors except citizens of Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Philippines. Visa can obtained from Lao Embassies and Consulates abroad. In addition, visa can also be obtained on arrival at the international checkpoint. Two passport sized photos are required and your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your expected departure date. Please contact your local Cambodia Embassy for the most accurate information.
3: AIRLINES and AIRPORT TAX
International: The national airline of Cambodia is Cambodia Angkor Air. International airlines flying into Cambodia: Vetnam Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Bangkok Airways, China Southern Airlines, Dragonair, Eva Airways, Korean Air, Lao Airlines, Malaysia Airlines (MAS), Shanghai Airlines, Siem Reap Airways (a subsidiary of Bangkok Airways), SilkAir, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways International, Vietnam Airlines, and Cebu Pacific Airlines.
There is departure airport tax for all international flights. The airport tax is already in the international airfare.
4: TRAVEL INSURANCE
It is essential to buy travel insurance for the reimbursement of medical expenses and execution incurred abroad. Insurance covering cancellation fees, baggage loss is also recommended.
Buddhism is the main religion in Cambodia. There are also a small community of Islam, Christianity and Hinduism in the country.
Yellow fever is not present in Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos but a yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if you are coming from an area where the disease is present.
However, visitors should be inoculated against typhoid, cholera, hepatitis A & B, tetanus and polio. Malaria is present in most of the region. Medical facilities are limited and it is essential to take out a good medical insurance policy before traveling in case evacuation is needed.
Khmer is the official national language. However English is widely spoken in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, followed by French which is becoming increasingly popular.
Cambodia is 7 hours ahead of GMT
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