Helpful guide for business or leisure travelers
Any visitor needs a visa to enter the country. The visa can be obtained in Cambodian embassies abroad or at the airport upon arrival (two photos needed). Single entry tourist visas and business visas cost US$48 and are valid for one month, which can be extended to a multi-entry yearly visa at any travel agency. You may also get your visa online at WWW.EMBASSYOFCAMBODIA.ORG/FAQ.HTML.
The Cambodian national currency is Riels but US$ is widely accepted everywhere. The conversion is 1$US = app 4000Riels. Make sure to have small notes (1$, 5$, 10$) for tuktuk rides and small shops as they might not have enough change for big notes (50$ and 100$). Torn and worn out bills are also not accepted.
Cambodia is located just above the equator and the usual temperature is from 21° - 35°C (69.8 to 98° F). It has 2 seasons all throughout the year. During rainy season, the rain normally scatters through the day and lasts for about 30 mins. It is advisable to wear light and thin clothes, though sometimes it gets cold for few days (Dec, Jan) so you might want to bring an extra sweater. The dry seasons starts from October to April, with a usual temperature range of 21 to 35 °C (69.8 to 95 °F), April is usually the hottest month of the year, when temperatures start to climb to 40 °C (104 °F).
Yes, loads! Please ask the reception for tips on visiting the town, restaurants, shopping spots, activities and more.