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Cambodia Travel Tips

The following latest travel tips are important to foreigners about visiting Cambodia. To make sure having a great time in Cambodia, kindly read them carefully. And if you have any other question about your trip to Cambodia, you can mail us at service@indochinatourguide.com.
Weather and Climate
The average temperature of Cambodia reaches about 27 – 28 centigrade, and the hottest month often lies at April with temperature of around 34 centigrade. The rainy season lasts from May to October, but the rainfall mostly happens in the late evening and during the night, slightly disrupts the tourism of Cambodia. The cool and dry period continues from December to January that is the best time to visit Cambodia.
Cambodia Visa
A tourist visa must be obtained in advance from Cambodia’s embassies or consulates abroad and is valid for 30 days. A visa on arrival is available at Phnom Penh Airport, Siem Reap Airport as well as international border crossings. But you are highly recommended to register online Cambodian E-Visa via the official website : http://www.mfaic.gov.kh/evisa/ , about $25 per application.
Cambodia Currency
Cambodian currency is called the riel (KHR). The exchange rate is around 4,000 to US$1. US cash is commonly used for purchases, though change may be given in riel. Riel is a non-convertible currency, meaning once you have left Cambodia, it's useful only as wallpaper -- banks outside Cambodia will not accept or exchange it. International access ATMs dispensing US dollars can be found in most major tourist centres across the country.
Time Zone
Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia adopts GMT +7 Hours, same as Thailand, Laos, Vietnam.
Electrical Plugs
In most places of Cambodia, the electrical plugs use European standard Type C and Type A. And the sockets supply 220 volts AC. But in some hotels, Type G may be found.
It is always a wise choice to buy comprehensive travel insurance for travel abroad. Of course traveling to Cambodia is pretty safe now, but let us face that if something wrong with your holiday in Cambodia. The insurance should cover Medical expenses, loss or damage of personal possessions, and accident of adventure activities.
What to pack
Essential is bring as little as possible.
The weather in Cambodia is relatively hot and humid and always with strong sunshine. Visitors need light, loose clothing, including at least one long-sleeved top and a pair of full-length trousers to protect most of the skim for sunburn. If coming in rainy season, you’d better bring a raincoat or unbrella as well as a day pack. Actually you can get washing done anywhere cheaply. Wearing open, hiking shoes makes you visit as much as you can, and Sandals are a good idea as some days of dry season are too hot for boots. Sun glasses and sun cream are necessary.
Enough cash of US dollars, makes you easily shop or pay bills in Cambodia.
The most important thing is Passport, and it is smart to prepare padlocks to lock up your important belongings, even in your hotel room.
Other necessities that you should bring include camera, batteries, music players, plug adapter and so on. It is suggested to take some small gifts, like candies, pencils, for giving the local poor children.