Now with the Khmer Rouge out of power the days of Wild West lawlessness and banditry are nearly a thing of the past. With this said... it still a good idea to exercise caution, just like any other large city, but if your coming here for a danger rush your coming to the wrong place.
you should always Remember while here
Conventional Name: Kingdom of Cambodia(Locally
called Preahreacheanachakr Kampuchea). In short by local: Kampuchea
All visitors to Cambodia should have up to date inoculations as recommended by their doctors. Visitors should take preventive measures against mosquitoes as in any tropical country, especially at dusk. Health insurance, especially medical evacuation cover is recommended as international standard healthcare is minimal, especially in rural areas.
Although Cambodia is not a Malaria risk-free country, your health will not be at risk if a proper precaution is undertaken. Consult your doctor is our best advice. Generally, the anti-malarial pills like Chloroquine and Mefloquine are recommended, however, if you were going to the remote area, then Doxycycline may be a better choice. Proper clothing and insect repellent can help a lot from insect disturbance.
We have included a list of some major hospitals and medical centers in Cambodia in case of emergency need. It seems that most of them do not currently have any website. If we were able to find one, we will add it here. To call Cambodia, dial (855) and Phnompenh prefix (23)
All Foreign Visitors are now able to obtain the Cambodia visa upon arrival at the airport. It is no longer necessary to get the visa stamp at the Cambodian Embassy before your visit.
must have before entering!
The Cambodia Visa is issued officially at the following ports of entry:
Airport in Phnompenh
travel to/from Cambodia by land through:
There are no ATM's in Cambodia!!
Ensure to bring enough cash/travelers checks for your entire trip plus a little extra just in case. The one option that you have is getting cash advances on your Credit Card but this can only be done at certain banks Visa/MC only and only during bank working hours.
The official currency in Cambodia is the Riel which come in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 50000 and 100000 notes. However, in the major towns and cities, US dollars can be freely spent though travelers are recommended to use smaller denomination notes as change may be difficult. Most places will refuse old, tatty or damaged US bills, sometimes they do try and give you old notes for change, smile, wink and ask nicely for a different note and they will give you one. Popular local and international currencies can be exchanged openly and freely. Major credit cards are only accepted in a very few places so travelers checks or cash are recommended.
Below is a list of some banks and their addresses;