8 the most important informations about Cambodia you must know

Coming and visiting Cambodia can be amazing, exciting and fun as its fame with many things for attracting million tourists every year such as the historical ancient temples in Siem Reap, top things to do in Siem Reap, the best beaches and islands in Sihanouk ville, Koh Kong, and Kampot and many things more around Cambodia and the lower expense travel destination record.

While you are exciting, amazing to come, you also properly must realize with some information about and in Cambodia that can make a little easier for you, your travel and your stay.

So, I am trying to collect some information that will be a little helpful review about Cambodia and you may realize and know about those things before heading to Cambodia.


1- To get Visa on arrival



Visa on arrival can be obtained at the Visa counter upon arrival at the Phnom Penh International Airport. However, please note that not all foreigner holders can apply for a Visa on arrival. It is therefore to check with the nearest Royal Embassy of Cambodia for the specific Visa requirements for.

2- Electricity



Voltage : 230 V
Frequency: 50 Hz
The standard voltage in Cambodia is 230V and frequency is 50Hz. See the picture for the types of power sockets and corresponding plug.

3- Purchasing a ready-to-use, Sim Card



You can purchase a SIM Card with assigned telephone number just outside of the arrival terminal at the airport or from any of many phone shops scattered across town everywhere.

It can be purchased for about 1.5 $ US and sometimes free. Valid passport and Visa are required.

4- Banks and ATMs



Banks in Cambodia provide currency and travels check exchange, credits card advances, telegraphic transfers and all regular banking services. Most banks are open from 8:00 tp 3:00 or 4:00pm for some; Mondays through Fridays. Some are open Saturday mornings until 11:30 am.

ATMs, located all across town. are active 24/7 and accept Visa and MasterCard. The machines dispense US dollars as well as Cambodian riel depending on one's preference.

At the time of printing, the average rate of exchange is 4,000 riel to 1USD.

5- Money Exchange



Cambodian riel (KHR) is the official currency. However, the US dollars are in common use. Most businesses in the country, especially hotels, restaurants, Airlines, markets and souvenir shops actually set their prices in US dollars. Change of less than one dollar is given in riel. Do inspect the bills when accepting money. Marred riel is acceptable tender, but the tiniest tear in a large US note renders it unusable in Cambodia.

6- Cash Transfers

"Instant" cash transfers can be done through Western Union or MoneyGram. Ordinary telegraphic transfers are available at all major Banks.

7- Travelers Checks

Travelers checks are accepted at most banks, major hotels and some money changers.

8- Credit Cards



Visa, MasterCard, and ANZ cards are the most widely accepted credit cards in Cambodia. AMEX is accepted at a few places while Diners club at fewer places. Many businesses charge a fee on credi card payment.


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