On this page, we will try to give you the information as much as we can to get yourself be prepared for your first trip to Cambodia.
First of all, to enter the country, you need a Visa. You can apply e-Visa online or you can apply it on your arrival. I would suggest that you apply for the Visa in advance. There’s a change has been made from the government to make sure the e-Visa application go smoothly.
Here are the few articles I wrote on the topic:
You might want to have an idea how you are going to organize your trip. I collected some of the best travel guides on Cambodia but some of them might be out of date. I keep looking for the new edition from time to time.
However, I am sure those books will give you an idea about best places to go. Pick up one of these books to get started: Top 10: Best Cambodia Travel Guide Books
Learn about the country
Cambodia had a glory time where the country reined almost the entire southeast Asia. Cambodia also had a very dark past, genocide, and war.
The only way to learn more about the country is to watch the movies and read books. Here are the best movies and fictions books about Cambodia:
Cambodian people used USA dollar everywhere. You don’t have to worry about getting local currency “riel”. There are a lot of ATM machines at the airport and in the city. You can withdraw your money almost anywhere. But bear in mind, there’s a fee for this. But as you travel anywhere, you have to pay the ATM fee.
You can pay by credit card or Visa in most of the restaurants in Phnom Penh but as a backup, you should keep some cash in your pocket, in case the post machine doesn’t work.
Most of the GSM providers offer Travel SIM card for free. It is easy and convenient to get a local SIM card during your travel. You can make the call and use the Internet in most of the area. I wrote about the mobile system in Cambodia a long time ago. I will update it very soon but in meantime here is the link to it: Mobility System In Cambodia
When to visit
Cambodia has two seasons: raining and dry. Tourists are packed at the dry seasons and low during the raining season. However, you can visit the country at any time in the year.
Here are a few articles that will help:
- What Is The Best Time Of Year To Travel To Cambodia?
- Cambodia Time Zone
- How To Find Best Time in Cambodia
You can buy everything cheap at the local store and supermarkets. However, I would recommend a few things that you might not find in Cambodia. Check this out: What to buy – Packing list for traveling to Cambodia and Asia