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  Kingdom of Cambodia 


- Land areas : 181,035 square kilometer`s that border with the countries of Thailand, Lao and Vietnam.


- Capital city : Phnom Penh


- Population : Over 15 million in 2010


- Official language : Khmer


- Second language : English and French


- Religion : Buddhism : 90 percent


- Cambodian currency : Riel


- Measurement : Metric system


- Time : GMT + 7 hours


- Electricity : High voltage 220v/50hz


- Country code : 855


Prepared by Mr. Sowanna Yun, English, Spanish and Thai speaking guide in Siem Reap - Angkor - Cambodia :

Email sowanna012@yahoo.com

Tel. +855 12 768 193

Tel. +855 977 872 192

CAMBODIAN VISA AND TRANSIT VISA

 As long as your passport has not expired, Cambodian visa can be obtained at Arrival in Siem Reap Airport, Phnom Penh Airport and border crossing checkpoint with Thailand, Vietnam and Loas. The price of a Cambodian Visa is US$ 20 can use 30 days in Cambodia.


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Local transport and Bus Services

Bus travel is now the most popular means of overland transport between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and Poi Pet  - Siem Reap Angkor. The road (National Route #6) is paved and smooth and there are several regularly scheduled daily buses in both directions, ( Phnom Penh - Siem Reap ) taking only 5 or 6 hours to make the trip. ( Poi Pet - Siem Reap only 2 hours to make the trip.)


River Ferry

Daily ferries runs on the Tonle Sap river and lake between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and Battambang province.
The end of the trip is marked by a hill, Phnom Krom, near the ferry dockyard at Chong Khneas 12 km south of Siem Reap Angkor. During the dry season when the water is low, the ferry stops short of the
dockyard and passengers transfer to smaller boats to traverse the final few hundred meters.
International Overland Border Crossings
One of the border crossings at Poi Pet : Thai - Cambodian border checkpoint.

Cambodia shares overland border crossings with Thailand at Poipet, Koh Kong,O'smach, Pailin, Kam Reang and Unlung Veng checkpoint. Cambodia shares an overland border crossing with Vietnam at Bavet and Moc Bai checkpoint.Cambodia shares an overland border crossing with Lao country at Voeung Kam checkpoint.

Banking and Money

Riels are used as the Cambodian currency. The Riel notes start from 100 and go all the way to 100,000. The notes are as follows: 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and

100,000. The Exchange rate is 1 USD = 4,000Riel. US dollars are a widely used currency in Cambodia , but you will need some Cambodian Riels to make small purchases. 500 and 1000 Riels note are the most common and useful denominations. Hotels and most restaurants set prices in US dollars. Some places accept credit cards and traveler cheque. Master Card and American Express are coming into wider use. Most businesses charge a 2% to 4% fee to accept credit cards.

Communication

Cambodian country calling country code is 855. International calls run less than $3 per minute. Local calls are 500 Riel/ minute and domestic long distances are $1 per minute. Some of the Internet places offer very inexpensive Internet phone service.

Materials and Clothes 

 Cambodia is a hot country so you do not need to bring winter clothing with you. Wear light, airy, clothing to protect yourself from the sun. The sun can be intense so bring a hat, and sunglasses. Carry an umbrella or raincoat with you during the wet season, wear practical shoes for climbing narrow steps and walking on uneven surfaces. Photographers should prepare for very bright light outdoor and heavily shadowed indoor photography, bring very low and high ASA films, a lens sun shield and a couple of extra batteries.

Working Hour

Cambodian offices and others start to open their offices at 7:30AM to 11:30AM. Resting at afternoon to start it again at 14:00PM to 17:00PM closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday. Cambodia standard time is seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time. It is in the same time zone as Vietnam , Laos and Thailand .

Religion

The religion governed the concept and execution of all Khmer art and architecture is enhanced by an understanding of the religious beliefs of the Khmers.

According to belief, when a person died his soul was reincarnated and his spirit became free. The former religious practices, which were adopted in Cambodia at a later date recognized a common belief in rebirth , the idea that one is born again and again in different forms. At the present time, 90% of the
the Cambodian people are of the Buddhist religion. Hinduism for the most part has gone away.

Food Facts

In Cambodia , 90% of the population depends on their own agriculture. Their main source of food is rice, which they grow only once a year. This is only through the rainy season, which starts in May and ends in October. The Cambodian's only grow enough rice to feed 85% of their population with about 2 meals a day. The rice grown is 90% rice paddy and 10% glutinous rice.

Climate

Cambodia has tropical weather, which makes the country very warm and humid. The maximum temperature ranges from 26.5oc to 27.5oc (April is the hottest month) and the minimum temperature ranges from 24oc to 26.5oc (December is the coolest month). These temperatures can vary in mountainous and plateau areas. Because Cambodia 's seasons are affected by monsoons they are not too hot or too cool. In Cambodia , the temperature changes less than 4c, through out the year so it is very suitable for tourists. 

Cambodia has two main seasons:

Dry season: From November to April, affected by dry wind, which blows from Siberi (Northeast Monsoon).

Rainy season: From May to October, affected by wind bringing rain, which blows from the sea to the continent (Southwest Monsoon). The two seasons might change a little from year to year and area to area.

For more details with Sowanna Yun, an experienced guide over 15 years in history and culture : E-mail :  sowanna012@yahoo.com

 

Vietnam Tours

 

a friend of mine work there, please check his site and contack him.

 

http://www.viet-cambodiadiscovery.com/

 

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