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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 […]

Phnom Penh

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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 Guide

March 4, 2009 by  

Phnom Penh Guide Transportation Two Wheels Unless you have experience driving in Southeast Asia, hiring a motorbike is not really recommended. In Phnom Penh they frequently get stolen (and you are liable, even if it was the owner who stole it back with a spare key!!), so keep it in your guesthouse at night. A […]

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 […]

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 […]

Money and Cards

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Money and Cards Upper end hotels and more posh restaurants in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh accept major credit cards — especially VISA (warning, the surcharge can be up to 7%!), but around town, cash is king. American dollars or Thai Baht are preferred over the local currency, the Riel, which is of so low […]

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 […]

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 […]

Air Travel

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Air Travel International departure tax is $20 at Pochentong, $15 at Siem Reap. Domestic departure tax is $5. The national carrier is not operating at this time, so three private airlines handle the domestic flights, which are safe enough that you don’t have to worry about it. Siem Reap Airways, which is part of Bangkok […]

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