The official language of Cambodia is Khmer.
Name: Cambodian Riel (Also use USD)
Time Zone: Cambodia Standard Time (UTC +07:00)
Angkor beer is cheap, cheerful and cold all over and is often up for grabs on a happy hour pricing scheme. It is sold as draft beer and in the bottle. Bottles of local beer (0.5L) will usually set you back around $1.
Expect to stuff your face for next to nothing! Lunch or dinner will cost you around $1 and $3 for local food in a market/ basic restaurant. If you're missing home (we all do), a western meal will cost you more.
Ensure your haggling skills are at the ready and try and bag yourself the lowest fare. Make sure you also agree on the price before you hop in or they drive off. Motorbike taxis are the cheapest and will cost as low as $1 for 5-10km. Tuk-tuks are a little more expensive but shouldn't be more than $1.50 for a short ride.
The most common and easiest way to get around Cambodia is by bus or if you're an experienced rider or the daring type, then a motorbike is also an easy option. A large air-conditioned bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 6-7 hours and will cost around $20. IBIS Night buses are a great way to sleep through a long journey.
The best place for catching your beauty sleep will be in a guesthouse or hostel dorm. This will usually cost between $5 and $10, which is crazy cheap. But if you are feeling the need for some added comforts? Air-con, TV and rooms with other added bonuses will range from $17-$35.
Cambodia is one of the cheapest countries in Southeast Asia. Meaning you can live a life of luxury for no more than $30 a night! But if you're wanting a mega fancy night Cambodia's cities and resorts can deliver it from $40-$500.
Cambodia is a pretty safe country for travelers these days. Ensure you are streetwise and don’t hang about in cities late at night, then you should be safe and sound. There are a few scams here and there, but really most are very harmless and usually involve just a bit of commission for a taxi etc. Ensure your behaviour isn’t unwise, don’t accept drinks from strangers and keep your guard up when you need to.
Although you do need a visa to enter Cambodia it has now become an effortless process that can be now completed online. The Cambodia E-visa is ideal for international travelers from all over, however, there are some restrictions depending on where you are from. Ensure you take the time to go through all the details of the E-Visa process so that you are meeting all the desired requirements, (this means being super organised and doing your research on time). Once you have completed the application you will be asked to pay a fee and then your stay in Cambodia will be granted. The visa is valid for three months after issuance and available for those who intend to stay in Cambodia for no more than 30 days. *Visa and entry requirements are subject to change at any time. Please always check the current status with your applicable embassy prior to travel.