Welcome to Cambodia!
Each city in Cambodia has its own individual charm, traditions, and a relaxing atmosphere. It is also the gentle, polite, and charming personality of the native Khmer people that helps make Cambodia such a memorable destination.
The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, is situated in the south eastern part of the country, at the meeting point of the Mekong River, the Bassac River, and the Tonle Sap River. Cambodia is full of must see sites and attractions and famous for its temples, The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Independence Monument, National Museum, and Choeung EK Memorial.
Siem Reap, is a small city located 250 km northwest of Phnom Penh and 15km north of Tonle Sap River, which is the largest river in South East Asia. It acts as the gateway to the famous and historic millennium-old temple ruins of the ancient Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park is home to dozens of temples in various states of preservation that have to be seen to be believed. The most famous temple complexes in Cambodia include the Bayon, Ta Phrom, Banteay Srei, Angkor Thom, and of course the legendary Angkor Wat.
A country full of history and uniqueness, the culture, attractions, and friendly people, will definitely make your visit to Cambodia the trip of a life time!
When to visit
The climate can generally be described as tropical. As the country is affected by monsoon, it is hot and humid with an overage temperature around 27°C. There are two distinct seasons: the Rainy Season and the Dry Season. However, the Dry Season is divided into two sub-seasons, cool and hot. These seasons are:
The Rainy season:
From June till October 27-35°C
The Dry season (cool):
From November till February 17-27°C
The Dry season (Hot) :
From March till May 29-38°C
A visa is required to travel to Cambodia. Please contact the Cambodian Consulate for more information on whether your passport requires a visa.
Although no vaccinations are officially required for entry to Cambodia, they are highly encouraged. Visitors are advised to check with their doctor or a travel immunization clinic regarding protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. Any essential medications should be brought with you as there is no guarantee they will be available in Cambodia.
Getting to Cambodia by Plane
Cambodia has three airports receiving international flights; the Phnom Penh International Airport, the Siem Reap International Airport and the Sihanouk International Airport. These airports receive direct flights from more than a dozen, mostly east Asian cities. The Phnom Penh International Airport is about 10 kilometers or 35-45 minutes from down town. The Siem Reap International Airport is only 5 kilometers or 15 minutes to town center. The Sihanoukville International Airport is only 20 kilometers or 30 minutes to city center. There are always taxis, tuk-tuks and motodups awaiting and available for arriving passengers. There are only three cities in the Kingdom of Cambodia offering domestic air services: Phnom Penh city, Siem Reap city and Sihanoukville.