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Cambodia Fact Sheets

March 4, 2009 by  

Cambodia Fact Sheets Area: 181,035 sq km (69,898 sq mi) Population: 11,438,000 (March 1998 census). 13.2m (2001 estimate) Capital City: Phnom Penh (1m) People: Khmer (90 to 95%), with the remainder being Chinese, Vietnamese, Cham or about one dozen other smaller ethnic groups. Languages: Khmer/Cambodian Religion(s): The population is largely Buddhist, with a small Islamic […]

Siem Reap Guide

March 4, 2009 by  

Siem Reap Guide Airport Located on the west of the city, Siem Reap Airport is about 20 minutes by car. With the booming tourist trade at the Angkor temples, the airport is undergoing expansion. It is a modern if basic facility and relatively trouble-free. There are taxis and motodops (motorcycle taxis) to take you from […]

Phnom Penh Travel

March 4, 2009 by  

Travel to Phnom Penh Phnom Penh – A City of Occupations Phnom Penh, founded alongside the Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers, has been the capital of Cambodia since the mid15th century, after Angkor was abandoned. Most of modern day Phnom Penh was built while under the colonial control of the French, (who occupied it in […]

Siem Reap Travel

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Travel to Siem Reap Siem Reap – A City Carved in Stone From the 9th to the 14th centuries, (at a time when Europe was still struggling out of the Dark Ages), the Cambodian Empire of Angkor encompassed most of present-day Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The heart of this empire during its peak in […]

Safety at Night

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Safety at Night While most Khmer people are relaxed and friendly, there are a few nasty folks around. The country is very poor and has experienced a lot of warfare and death, so for some, life can be pretty cheap. Nonetheless, with the proper precautions, there is no reason you can’t enjoy a safe holiday […]

Pubs & Restaurants

March 4, 2009 by  

Pubs & Restaurants Angkor Century The Olive Tree restaurant setting makes a perfect backdrop for romantic dinners, business occasions or simply for the enjoyment of fine meal. At Angkor Century Hotel. Sivatha St. Tel: (855 63) 963777 , Fax: (855 63) 963123. www.angkorcentury.com Angkor Green restaurant Good Khmer food at reasonable price ($1.5-5). Also vegetarian, […]

Health

March 4, 2009 by  

Health Believe it or not, exotic tropical diseases are not your biggest worry in Cambodia. The most common problems are diarrhoea, sunstroke, and dehydration. As for tropical diseases, malaria is the chief concern. Phnom Penh is malaria free. Angkor is malarial though more remote towns present a greater risk. Dengue fever during the rainy season […]

Food Safety

March 4, 2009 by  

Food Safety Tap water throughout the country is not potable, so stick to bottled water. In restaurants, they should open the bottle in front of you. If not, send it back. Ice is generally safe in the cities as well. Hygiene is reasonable in the cities, but use common sense. If the cook (in the […]

Communication Facilities

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Communication Facilities Telephone The landline system is very limited and covers only Phnom Penh and the provincial capitals, though there is an extensive mobile system served by four networks. All telephone numbers are six digits with a three-digit prefix. Each province has its own prefix (Phnom Penh is 023, Siem Reap is 063, Sihanoukville is […]

How to get there?

March 4, 2009 by  

How to get there? By Air There are direct flights to Phnom Penh from several main cities in Asia such as Bangkok (Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways), Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi (Vietnam Airlines), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia Airlines), Singapore (Silk Air and Singapore Airlines), Hong Kong (Dragonair), Vientiane (Laos Aviation), and Guangzhou (China Southern […]

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