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Visit Cambodia – Plan Your Trip

Best Time of Year to Visit Cambodia

We think the best time of year to visit Cambodia is February.  The weather then is dry with fewer clouds and temperatures are more bearable.  If possible, avoid the rainy season from May to October.

Visit Cambodia – Visa Requirements

You can obtain a visa upon entry to Cambodia, but be prepared for a lengthy experience.  Entry involves baggage checks, visa fees, health checks and entry fees.  Check visa requirements for your specific country at VisaHQ.  For a list of exempt countries, visit Project Visa.

Cambodia – Currency

The Cambodian currency is the riel, but the US dollar is extremely popular.  We recommend carrying US cash in fresh clean bills and exchanging it for small amounts of riels as you travel.  The Thai baht is also widely accepted.

Electrical Adapters for Cambodia

Be prepared to use every electrical adapter in your travel kit when you Visit Cambodia.  You may find the need for American two prong plugs, Type C European adapters and British Type G electrical adapters.

Cambodia Background

The Kingdom of Cambodia is part of Indochina.  Cambodia shares its borders with Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.  Aboout 15 million live in Cambodia.  Phnom Penh is the capital.  Cambodia was a French protectorate from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century.  Architecture shows French influences.  The United States secretly bombed Cambodia as part of the Vietnam War.  The Khmer Rouge and the Vietcong were the targets of the bombings.  The World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat and museums about the Khmer Rouge atrocities are the two main tourist attractions in Cambodia.

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