Useful Links and Info

These are useful links for fellow visitors to plan your trip to Cambodia or Angkor temple sites to be well organized and have a fruitiful trip here.

Cambodia e-Visa
Description: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has launched e-Visa, which enables you to apply for a Cambodia tourist visa online. Instead of applying through Cambodian Embassy, all you need to do is to complete the online application form and pay with your credit card. After receiving your Visa through email, print it out and bring it along when you travel to Cambodia.

Siem Reap Attractions
Description: Get comprehensive overviews of the most popular Siem Reap attractions and temples. Find tips on the cities highlights, history and transport information for each famous attraction. 

Tourism Cambodia
Description: Official tourism website about Cambodia | best information on restaurants, shopping, eco-tourism, pristine beach | attractions in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat.

Cambodia travel guide - Wikitravel
Description: Open source travel guide to Cambodia, featuring up-to-date information on attractions, restaurants, nightlife, travel tips and more. Free and reliable advice written by Wikitravellers from around the globe.

Description: Triporia is the first hotel comparison site that will let you compare not just where you go, but when. Find the cheapest time to make your trip!

Description: Oroxy is a one-stop-shop for solo female travelers to get what they need to get out there and see the world. Our products are life-savers, and must-haves. We provide location-specific travel guides, featured woman solo travelers' stories and the inspiration you need to take the next step.

Travelling with a medical condition
Description: This guide offers helpful tips and information as well as showcases some of the common problems associated with travelling abroad whilst having a health condition.
Website: travelling-with-a-medical- condition/

Adverse Weather
Monsoons during the wet season can see high winds and lots of rain and it is always wise to keep abreast of weather warnings. Although typhoons don't normally track across the South East Asian region including Cambodia, on occasion during the May to November wet season.

It is a good idea to bring a combination of debit and credit cards along with some USD cash. You will be able to change money on arrival in the country and often the exchange rate is better than if you do it at home. ATMs are now widely available in most major towns and cities and will issue the USD/local currency. However, in more remote areas it is advisable to have local currency. Credit cards are becoming more acceptable in shopping malls and international restaurants. There is often a percentage charge for using ATMs and credit cards. Travellers cheques are becoming more difficult to exchange, but it is still possible in the bigger cities.

Cambodia – Riel although the USD is also widely accepted. For current exchange rates please check:

Food is definitely one of the highlights of Cambodia and varies considerably from country to country and in some cases between regions. On your tour, you will get a chance, with recommendations and help from your tour leader, to try some of the best local food around. It is prepared with fresh ingredients when you order it, and although a lot of the dishes, some foods can be spicy, the cook can tone it down for western tastes. If you need a hit of western food, the bigger cities and towns usually have a variety of international restaurants and fast food outlets. If you are a vegetarian, there are a lot of options as vegetables and salads are plentiful. Fish sauce and oyster sauce are used a lot as a base but you can ask for them to be left out. If you have any food allergies or strict dietary requirements please let your tour leader know at the start of your tour.

We advise you not to drink tap water and to stick to bottled water, and plenty of it, to avoid dehydration. If you have your own water bottle, you can get it refilled at the hotels and restaurants. Travellers often experience a few minor stomach problems as they adjust to the new food and flavours but these do not generally turn into anything serious. 

Safety Information
Cambodia is one in the South East Asia which is the safest regions for travel in the world and even women travelling alone not feel threatened when on the road. It is worth keeping abreast of local and international news of the region you are heading to.

Violent crime against foreigners is rare in South East Asia but vigilance and common sense are required when out and about after dark and when visiting remote areas. Pickpockets and scam artists are the biggest crime threat for foreigners and tourist areas tend to be targeted.

Women Travellers
Women usually experience very little in the way of annoyances when travelling in South East Asia including Cambodia, with the region being one of the safest in the world for female visitors. Women are however, recommended to dress conservatively when travelling in rural areas.

Protecting Your Valuables
Unfortunately petty theft is on the increase in SE Asia, but by using a bit of common sense you should be able to avoid any problems. Money belts are a great way to protect your valuables whilst travelling. They're usually worn around the waist or pouch style round the neck, and made of a lightweight material. It is a good idea to have a combination lock for your back pack. Pacsafe is an increasingly popular product made of thin wire mesh webbing that totally covers your backpack and allows it to be padlocked to something secure.

For most travellers a common‐sense approach to your health whilst abroad will ensure a trouble free visit. Food in Cambodia is both nutritious and healthy, with an emphasis on rice and noodles accompanied by fresh vegetables, meats, seafood and an abundance of fresh fruit. 

It is important to consider the possible requirement for vaccinations and immunizations and you should visit your GP or doctor well before you depart since you will most probably require vaccinations for your trip. If you have travelled recently and believe that you are already up‐to‐date with your vaccinations, it is still worth checking as vaccinations have a varying life span. 

Diphtheria & Tetanus: Both adults and children are advised to check with their doctor if booster vaccinations may be required.

Hepatitis A: Vaccination against hepatitis A is recommended before travelling to Asia including Cambodia.

Typhoid: It is common in Asia including Cambodia and therefore vaccination is recommended before travelling.

Malaria: The most commonly asked health‐related question concerns malaria and whether or not to take anti‐malaria tablets. The only answer we can give is to consult your GP and follow their advice on malaria precautions for your holiday.

Travelling with children: Please consult your GP or family doctor for further information on how best to protect your family against illness when travelling abroad.

Cambodia Local Authority
Some places such as Royal Palace, Angkor Wat and mountain temples need to climb to the top and so required properly clothes, example pants or skirt should be reached to cover the knees and sleeves to cover the shoulders. Otherwise you won't be able to climb up or not allowed to enter that place by Local Authority. Please help to respect our Cambodia culture and follow the requirement.