Nestled in between Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, this “watery Kingdom” is well-connected on transport routes, has a wealth of attractions and is particularly easy to travel due to the relatively high level of English spoken in comparison to neighboring countries. Beautiful desert-island beaches, jungle trekking in protected reserves, café-culture in a capital city full of complex history– and, of course, 1000-year old temples from one of the most impressive empires in world history: Cambodia certainly is the Kingdom of Wonder.


PHNOM PENH SIEM REAP BATTAMBANG KOH RONG Preah vihear Siem reap Ratanakiri Kampong Thom Kampong Chhnang Cardamommountains kampong cham Koh Rong Kampot Sihanoukville Kep Mondulkiri Kampong Cham


Phnom Penh is the largest city, the most populous and at the same time the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Not only is the political, economic and cultural center of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is also the most famous tourist city of the country. Phnom Penh tourists favorably call this city with beautiful words such as "Pearl of Asia" or "Paris of the East".

Phnom Penh remains an enchanting mix of old and new, but the city is also growing rapidly. Now is the perfect time to visit this charming city. You will have the opportunity to admire the eye-catching colonial architecture; temples and palaces inlaid with iridescent gold; Enjoy high-class food without being expensive at all. Also great for exploring historical sites near Cambodia's capital and stunning countryside. Magnificent shopping malls have begun to spring up, so this is also a suitable destination for shopaholics, especially those who like fashion and food.

💥 Best time to visit PHNOM PENH

Dry season (October to May) makes for the best time to fly down to Phnom Penh. You can also opt for a trip during the wet season (May to October) to dodge the crowds, and enjoy majestic greenery and spectacular waterfalls.

💥 Best things to do in PHNOM PENH

  • Don't forget to visit the Royal Palace with classical Khmer architecture, ornate gilding, soaring spires, and golden temples. 
  • Don't miss the Silver Pagoda, also known as the Temple of the Emerald Buddha;  
  • Visit the National Museum. This is the best place to learn about the culture of the locals.  
  • If you're an adventurer, head to Choeung Ek Killing Field where Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge massacred thousands of Cambodians and buried them in mass graves  
  • Phnom Penh is home to hundreds of massage parlors and beauty spas. Make a visit to be provided with Khmer natural therapies.
  • Phnom Penh is full of bustling street markets, all of which merit leisurely exploration even if you have no intention of buying anything.

💥How to get to PHNOM PENH

By air:  There are now several airline companies that fly direct between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, including Cambodia Angkor Air, Lanmei Airlines, and JC International Airlines.  On average, the flight will take approximately 45 minutes

By road:

•    Private carThe journey will take about 5 hours in total and there are some stunning views along the way.
•    BusesThere are many bus companies offering economy and VIP buses between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. VIP buses tend to be quicker (6 hours) than economy buses (7 hours), and the journeys are more convenient.  

💥 Suggested Experiences 



Siem Riep "where there are traces of the past of the Khmer dynasty, the image of the present Kingdom of Cambodia and the future Cambodia". Siem Reap is nestled around vast rice fields, next to green rivers interspersed with mountains with immense trees creating a charming painting that "softens" visitors. The complex of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom takes visitors lost in the mysterious and ancient spiritual land of the most glorious civilization for a while.

Besides the popular tourist destinations, Siem Reap also has a rich culinary culture. Siem Reap's delicious dishes are famous throughout Southeast Asia, making anyone who comes here want to taste them.

💥 Best time to visit SIEM REAP

Traveling to Siem Reap is possible at any time of the year, but it is best to choose in December to half of May. This is the dry and sunny season, convenient for sightseeing and experiences.

From half of May to November is the rainy season, the air is humid, which also affects the trip more or less, but with the price, the cost of accommodation will be lower than the peak.

💥 Best things to do in SIEM REAP

  • The first place you should visit is the ancient temple of Angkor Wat with ancient and mysterious features and mossy stone slabs 
  • Visit Angkor Thom with outstanding architecture that makes the whole world bow before the talent of the ancient Khmer such as: Bayon, Baphuon, and Phnom Bakheng
  • Don't forget to visit the Bayon temple with ancient Buddhist architecture mixed with unique Indian features
  • Visit Preah Khan, a 800-year-old ancient temple, where thousands of Khmer prisoners were executed and the king died. 
  • Explore Ta Prohm and Ta Som temples with the zigzag roots of ancient trees over a hundred years old, creating a wild, mysterious and ancient look.
  • Visit Prasat Kravan the purest Hindu temple and small temples Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre
  • Elephant fight square was built around the 10th century, fortunately this place still retains the intricately carved stone wall with elephant-shaped stone pillars to attract visitors.
  • Take a boat trip on the poetic and unspoiled scenery of Bien Ho fishing village  
  • If you want to buy something as a gift, try visiting the old market, night market or floating market of the people here.

💥 How to get to SIEM REAP

By air:  Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The flying distance is 150 miles (241 km). On average, the flight will take approximately 45 minutes

By road:

•    Private car:  It allows you to tailor-make your trip. The journey will take about 5 hours in total and there are some stunning views along the way.
•   BusesThe overland section from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is approximately 204 miles (327 km). VIP buses tend to be quicker (6 hours) than economy buses (7 hours), and the journeys are more convenient.


Different from the lavish, bustling capital Phnom Penh with a bustling scene of people, Battambang - Cambodia's second largest city wears the scenery of a peaceful and quiet village. Battamdang is located on the Mekong River and is home to many Western-style architectural works from the French colonial period.

Besides, this is also home to countless ancient temples and traditional villages such as Phnom Banon and Wat Ek Phnom.

If you are a rock-climbing lover, this is also one of the places worth choosing. Far from the city center are towering hilltop temples and a vast lake.  

💥 Best time to visit BATTAMBANG

Cambodia's Battambang has a tropical monsoon climate.
The most suitable time to travel to Cambodia is from November to February: the weather is mild, not too hot and less rainy

💥 Best things to do in BATTAMBANG

  • Explore the top of Sampeau hill, where there is a "Killing cave" that in the past, the Khmer Rouge army used as a place to store the bodies of innocent war victims.
  • Don't forget to visit Ek Phnom and Phnom Banan temples with their towers and stone carvings with beautiful views and peaceful atmosphere.
  • You cannot miss creative dishes combining Cambodian and French cuisines
  • Take a bike tour around Battambang with its beautiful villages, or tranquil temples.
  • Exploring the floating villages on the lake by kayak, rowing a boat while admiring the charming natural scenery is an experience that visitors should not miss.

💥 How to get to BATTAMBANG

By road:

•    Private car: The overland distance between Phnom Penh and Battambang is 329 km in 4 hours.
•    Buses: Bus is still the most popular choice thanks to its affordable price and convenience. The bus will take you there in about 5 hours.
•    Trains:  go much slower and take up to 9 hours 20 minutes to reach Battambang.



About 25 km from the coast of Sihanoukville in Cambodia, Koh Rong island is called "island paradise" because of its fine sand, small cliffs, green palm trees and clear sea water that seems to swallow the whole sky. For those who are really looking for a peaceful, leisurely vacation, leaving all stress behind and away from the dust, Koh Rong is an extremely ideal proposition. It is famous for its pristine beauty of fine white sand, clear, warm sea water and a pleasant tropical climate.

Lazy beach of Koh Rong is in the top 2 beautiful beaches of the world voted by National Geographic magazine. Lazy Beach is always irresistibly beautiful under the tropical sun. In the distance, there are "fences" of venomous mountains creating an extremely interesting scene.

💥 Best time to visit KOH RONG

From December to May is the best time to travel. Because the weather at this time is cool, it is not too hot, along with not much rain.

💥 Best things to do KOH RONG

  • Enjoy Lonely beach to be away from the hustle and bustle, to immerse in the flow of nature.
  • Lazy Beach is also a beach that brings absolute tranquility unmatched anywhere.
  • Visit Long Set beach, walk on long sandy beaches, admire the shimmering blue sea, and breathe in the cool breeze.
  • Diving to see the coral and watching the sea glow is the most popular service.

💥 How to get to KOH RONG 

Koh Rong has no airport. The nearest airport is in Sihanoukville. 

By air + by ferry:   Flight from Siem Reap to Sihanoukville takes about 1h45 minutes. Then, it takes about 1 hour by ferry or speedboat from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong

By road + by ferry

•    Private car: The distance from Phnom Penh to Koh Rong to Sihanoukville is about 270 km by road.
•    Buses/van:  From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 4-5 hours
•    Trains: From Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville takes about 7 hours. It takes about 1 hour by ferry or speedboat from Sihanoukville to Koh Rong.

Preah vihear

Located in northern Cambodia, Preah Vihear offers a majestic experience for those eager to savor the country's cultural abundance. Despite not garnering the fame of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, it exudes its own allure, featuring a myriad of unique attractions such as Preah Vihear Temple and beautiful landscapes that deserve attention.

💥 Best time to visit Preah Vihear:
The best time to visit Preah Vihear is from November to February when the weather is cool and dry, providing comfortable conditions for exploration and temple visits.

💥 Best things to do in Preah Vihear:
Explore the Preah Vihear Temple and marvel at its intricate carvings and architectural grandeur.
Hike up the Dangrek Mountains to reach the temple and enjoy panoramic views of the Cambodian countryside.
Visit the nearby Koh Ker temple complex, another archaeological gem hidden in the jungle.

💥 How to get to Preah Vihear: 
By road: Preah Vihear can be accessed by road from Siem Reap or Phnom Penh, with a journey of approximately 4-5 hours. It is a 200 km journey on a packed laterite Major Road from Siem Reap via Anlong Veng (completed in 2003), or the quicker route from Kampong Thom via NH 64 (around 155 km south of Tbeng Meanchey).

Siem reap


Ratanakiri is situated in far northeastern Cambodia, bordering both Laos and Vietnam. This is a charming region of stunning natural beauty and ethnic diversity, known for its lush jungles, serene waterfalls, and vibrant hill tribe communities.

💥 Best time to visit Ratanakiri:
Ratanakiri has a tropical savanna climate (with dry winter) so the best time to visit is from November to February when the weather is cool and dry, making it ideal for outdoor activities and exploration. 

💥 Best things to do in Ratanakiri:
Trek through the Virachey National Park and discover its rich biodiversity and remote tribal villages.
Visit the majestic Yeak Laom volcanic lake, surrounded by dense forest and perfect for swimming.
Experience the unique culture of ethnic minority groups, such as the Jarai and Kreung people.

💥 How to get to Ratanakiri:
By road: 
• Private car:  It takes 5-6 hours from Phnom Penh to reach the junction near Stung Treng, followed by an additional 2 hours to Banlung.
• Buses: 

💥 Phnom Penh to Ratanakiri:
Traveling this route in a day has become reliable for a 8 hour trip. 
Laos to Banlung: You can purchase a ticket to Four Thousand Islands in Laos from Banlung. This isn't a direct route; you'll switch buses at Stung Treng and the border, and then take a boat to your final destination. Laos visas have been available on arrival at the border. For the reverse trip (Don Det to Banlung), you'll need an additional $5 for a taxi to Banlung from an intersection south of Stung Treng. It's recommended to buy a ticket from Don Det to Stung Treng and then arrange transport to Banlung.

Kampong Thom

As Cambodia's second-largest province, Kampong Thom is renowned for its historical significance and ancient temple sites. Situated around the famed Tonle Sap Lake, it captivates visitors with its rich heritage and natural beauty, making it a must-visit destination.

💥 Best time to visit Kampong Thom: 
The best time to visit Kampong Thom is during the dry season from November to February when the weather is cool and pleasant, providing comfortable conditions for exploration and temple visits.

💥 Best things to do in Kampong Thom:
Explore the Sambor Prei Kuk Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with well-preserved pre-Angkorian temples.
Visit the Prasat Andet Temple, an impressive sandstone temple adorned with intricate carvings.
Take a boat trip on the Stung Sen River and enjoy the tranquil scenery and abundant birdlife.

💥 How to get to Kampong Thom:
By road: Getting to Kampong Thom is now easier than ever, thanks to improved road networks (National Highway No. 6).
You have multiple transport options such as private cars or buses, to reach Kampong Thom from Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, which takes around 3-4 hours. 

Kampong Chhnang

Named after the ethnic Cham people originating in the area, Kampong Chhnang is a province located along the Tonle Sap River at the heart of Cambodia, known for its vibrant floating villages and traditional pottery industry. 

💥 Best time to visit Kampong Chhnang:
The best time to visit Kampong Chhnang is during the dry season from November to February when the weather is cool and the water levels are lower, making it easier to explore the floating villages.

💥 Best things to do in Kampong Chhnang:
Take a boat trip to the floating villages and witness the unique way of life of the locals on the water. 
Visit the traditional pottery villages and witness the process of making Cambodian pottery.
Explore the Kampong Tralach Leu Pagoda, a beautiful wooden pagoda with intricate carvings. 

💥 How to get to Kampong Chhnang:
By road: The road from Phnom Penh to Kampong Chhnang is relatively good and considered a favorable road in Cambodia. It takes around 2-3 hours by bus or private car. 
By boat: 
The bullet boats provide a scenic route between Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Kampong Chhnang. Traveling along the Tonle Sap, these boats offer breathtaking countryside views. A one-way trip takes around 3 - 4  hours depending on the weather.


kampong cham

Koh Rong


Kampot, a charming riverside town in southern Cambodia, is famous for its pepper plantations and laid-back atmosphere. It offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and colonial-era architecture.

💥 Best Time to Visit Kampot:
The average temperatures in Kampot are relatively high and feel hot all year. The best time to visit Kampot is from November to February when the weather is cooler, making it ideal for exploration and outdoor activities.

💥 Best Things to Do in Kampot:
Take a tour of the Kampot pepper plantations and learn about the region's famous pepper production.
Explore the enchanting Bokor National Park and visit the abandoned Bokor Hill Station.
Enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Preaek Tuek Chhu River and soak in the serene surroundings.

💥 How to Get to Kampot: 
By road: 
Car/buses: From Phnom Penh, you can take the bus or car in 3-5 hours to go to Kampot following National Highway No 3, which is in better condition than the alternative route. 
From Sihanoukville, you can take a private car or bus following National Highway No. 4 and then turn east on National Highway No 3. The trip usually takes 1-2 hours (110 km).
If you’re already in Kep, it’s easy to take a tuk-tuk, taxi, minibus, or drive in 30 minutes to Kampot.

💥 Border crossing from Vietnam:
The Ha Tien border with Vietnam is about 60 km from Kampot. Easily reach it by car in  about 1.5 hours. The border, Prek Chak/Xaxia, has opened for international travelers. 



Kep is a small coastal town, the capital of Kep Province (Krong Kep) in southwestern Cambodia. This is a serene and laid-back destination known for its seafood, beautiful beaches, and the famous Kep National Park. 

💥 Best Time to Visit Kep: 
Kep weather is warm, around 29°C, with no significant variations during the year. The best time to visit Kep is from November to February when the weather is cooler and rain less, perfect for beach activities and exploration.

💥 Best Things to Do in Kep:
Explore the Kep National Park and hike to Sunset Rock for breathtaking views of the Gulf of Thailand.
Visit the Kep Crab Market and savor freshly caught seafood, particularly the famous Kep crab.
Relax on the sandy beaches of Rabbit Island (Koh Tonsay) and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

💥 How to Get to Kep: 
Kep can be reached by taking a bus or private car from Phnom Penh, which takes around 3-4 hours via National Highway No 3 from Phnom Penh to Kampot and continuing an additional 25 km to Kep. 
If you are in Kampot, it takes a 30 - 45 mins trip to Kep by rented car, taxi, or tuk-tuk. The road from Kampot to Kep is smooth and paved. 


Kampong Cham

Kampong Cham, located along the Mekong River, is Cambodia's third-largest city, offering a mix of historical landmarks and rural charm.

💥 Best time to visit Kampong Cham: 
The best time to visit Kampong Cham is from November to February when the weather is cool and dry, providing pleasant conditions for exploration and sightseeing.

💥 Best things to do in Kampong Cham:
Visit Nokor Wat, an ancient temple built with a blend of Hindu and Buddhist architectural styles.
Explore the serene Koh Pen Island, accessible by bamboo bridge, and discover traditional Cambodian village life.
Take a boat trip on the Mekong River to witness the scenic beauty of the countryside.

💥 How to get to Kampong Cham:
By Boat: 
Opting for a bullet boat along the Mekong River is a scenic choice. The journey from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham lasts about two hours. Boats depart north of the Japanese Bridge on the Phnom Penh side of the Tonle Sap River. Note that boats might not operate during the rainy season, and they usually don't continue to Stung Treng due to waterway conditions.  
By road: Highway No. 6 to Kampong Cham from Phnom Penh is in excellent condition. To reach Kampong Cham, take Highway No. 6 (crossing the Japanese Bridge) and follow Highway No. 7 after the roundabout in Skun. There's a scenic route on the Mekong River's eastern side for your enjoyment.


Useful Information

  • Best known as home to the ancient city of Angkor which served as the capital of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 14th centuries, the Kingdom of Cambodia has earned an indisputable top spot in the world’s tourism programs. The country’s biggest draw is Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. It is an architectural wonder of which one never tires. Like many Asian countries, Cambodia has a typical and refined cuisine that mixes French, Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese influences. How is it possible to not succumb to the magic of Cambodia? Bustling capital, seaside resorts, paradisiacal islands, charming provincial towns or mountainous regions, all accompanied by the warm welcomes and smiles of the Cambodian people. 
  • Geography: Characterized by a low-lying central plain surrounded by uplands and low mountains with many forests and national parks home to a diverse array of wildlife, the biggest freshwater lake in Asia (Tonle Sap), the upper reaches of the Mekong River Delta and a long coastline along the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. 
  • History: Once the nerve center of the great Khmer Empire which reigned from the 9th to the 13th centuries. Witnessed a downturn from the 15th century until the first half of the 19th with many wars against neighboring countries. Cambodia became a French colony starting in 1863, a rule which lasted 90 years. In spite of having gained independence in 1953, Cambodia was severely devastated by genocide by forces led by the Khmer Rouge between 1975 through 1979, leading to the death of 1.5 million Cambodians. Your visit to Cambodia will be meaningful with stops at historical sites in Phnom Penh.
  • Population and Culture: Largely homogeneous in population with Khmer as majority (90%), with the balance comprising minor groups including Vietnamese, Muslim-Chams, Chinese, and Khmer-Loeu or Montagnards. Majority of the population (95%) practice Theravada Buddhism which is deeply influenced by Hinduism and native animism. People tend to live in harmony and avoid aggression and conflict. 
  • Architecture: Angkorian architecture or religious architecture designed by Khmers during the Angkor Empire era which was influenced by Hinduism that featured in most of the Angkor temples. 
  • Full country name: Kingdom of Cambodia 
  • Capital city: Phnom Penh 
  • Major cities: Phnom Penh, Siem Reap   

visa and entry procedures

  • Cambodia grants free entry visas for nine ASEAN member countries. For most other nationalities, including European and American citizens, they need a visa on arrival to enter the Kingdom of Cambodia through international airports, seaports and land border crossings. 
  • An E-visa to Cambodia is widely granted, however the procedure is less convenient than obtaining a visa on arrival. 
  • A valid passport of a minimum of six months ahead from entry date with at least two blank pages is required for obtaining a visa on arrival, and the stamping fee is US$30.00 per passport. 
  • Asia Color Travel always provides updated information on immigration procedures to travelers as well as assisting them in applying for a visa on arrival, or airport fast track service upon request. Get free advice now (link to request form)


By air
  • There are three international airports in the Kingdom and most inbound and outbound flights are through Phnom Penh International and Siem Reap International Airports. The third one is Sihanoukville International airport, located in the small coastal resort town of Sihanoukville in the south. 
  • Nowadays, Cambodia is conveniently accessible by air with Vietnam through Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Laos through Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Pakse, or main cities of Thailand and many other Asian countries. 
By road  
  • The road network in Cambodia has improved a lot but still needs to be upgraded in some areas. Thus, high speed should not be expected when traveling overland in this Kingdom. 
  • Unlike Vietnam, where metered taxis are widely available, in Cambodia, the most popular means of transportation for travelers are tuk tuk and shuttle buses. 


  • Cambodia’s country code is + 855.
  • There are also four cellular phone service providers offering convenient communication via the GSM system, therefore mobile phones have become very popular in Cambodia.   
  • International Direct Dialing (IDD) calls and faxing are also available.
  • Wireless (WiFi) Internet access is available in hotels, restaurants, bars, spas and airports.  3G, 4G internet SIM cards are easy to get upon arrival at any international airport, or local markets and are fairly inexpensive (from US$2.00- US$20.00).

currency money exchange

  • The official currency is the Cambodian Riel (KHR), although the US dollar is widely accepted throughout the country and in all major markets.
  • Credit cards are accepted at major hotels in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, while cash is preferred in restaurants, shops and markets throughout the country. ATMs are available in major cities and tourist towns. 


  • Vibrant Markets: Explore the bustling local markets such as the Russian Market and Central Market in Phnom Penh or the Angkor Night Market in Siem Reap. These markets offer a wide variety of goods, including clothing, handicrafts, souvenirs, and local delicacies.
  • Artisanal Handicrafts: Cambodia is known for its intricate handicrafts, such as silk scarves, wood carvings, silver jewelry, and stone statues. Look for dedicated artisan shops or visit the Artisans Angkor workshops to support local artisans and take home unique handmade products.
  • Fashion and Tailoring: Discover the fashion scene in Cambodia by visiting boutique stores that offer stylish clothing, including traditional Khmer designs and contemporary fashion. You can also consider getting custom-made clothing by availing the services of local tailors.
  • Local Food Products: Don't miss the opportunity to try and purchase authentic Cambodian food products, such as aromatic spices, Kampot pepper, palm sugar, rice wine, and traditional snacks. Look for specialty food stores or local markets to find these culinary delights.
  • Modern Shopping Malls: Cambodia also boasts modern shopping malls, particularly in urban areas like Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. These malls feature international and local brands, supermarkets, electronics, beauty products, and various dining options, offering a modern shopping experience.
  • Remember to bargain in markets, compare prices, and be cautious of counterfeit goods. Enjoy the vibrant shopping scene in Cambodia while immersing yourself in the country's unique culture and traditions.


  • The electrical voltage/current in Cambodia is 220V, 50Hz. Sockets are both round and flat types. Adaptors are easily found in supermarkets. 

food & drink

  • Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are major regions for connoisseurs of Khmer food. Rice and fish, together with an array of herbs, sauces and spices make up the Khmer typical cuisine. Curries and soup with beef, pork, poultry and seafood can be bought from street vendors. Cuisine from all over the world is also found in Cambodia with over 100 restaurants such as European, American, Mexican, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Vietnamese and many others, so visitors have ample choices here.
  • Drinking tap water is not advisable. Bottled drinking water is widely available for a reasonable price. Avoid tap water ice cubes.

safety tips

  • Like its neighbors, Cambodia is known as a safe destination for travelers, however it always pays to be prepared. 
  • Ostentatious displays of money, jewelry, luggage, and dress can encourage the wrong type of attention. When traveling, be aware of where your luggage is at all times - in particular your hand bag, camera, smartphone, etc. Do not leave them unattended or hanging on the back of chairs in restaurants. Theft is not so common in crowded places, local markets and supermarkets but it is better to be cautious. 

health and medical facilities

  • A COVID-19 vaccine is required for all foreigners, and proof of vaccination must be shown upon arrival at checkpoints. Visitors are also advised to receive vaccinations against Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid and Tetanus. 
  • While some highly-regarded hospitals and clinics can be found in and around the capital of Phnom Penh, medical facilities in rural areas are few and far between. In addition to these hardships, serious medical complications are often not dealt with in Cambodia itself, but will instead require treatment abroad. We strongly recommend that you always take out medical travel insurance. 


  • Gratuity is a prime motivator for tour guides, as well as a major source of their income, and therefore it is commonly expected in the travel industry of Southeast Asia in general. 
  • If you are pleased with the services provided by your tour guides and drivers, then a tip for their hard work will be very much appreciated. Small gratuities are expected by hotel, boat and restaurant staff as well.
  • All suggested tips are quoted in US dollars; tips can be converted and paid in local currency or in US dollars (do not use coins, personal or traveler's checks for tips). Of course, whether you tip, how much you tip, and how you tip is always at your own discretion. 


Cambodia is warm year-round. Dry season, running November through May, encompasses two seasons: cool (November-February) and hot (March-May). Cool season is when most travellers visit Cambodia. Wet season runs May through September and is a good time to visit Angkor

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