Location & Weather
181,035 square kilometers. It is bordered to the North by Thailand and Laos, to the East and the South by Vietnam, and to the South and West by the Gulf of Siam and Thailand.
Total population is 12 million. Khmer people account for about 90% of citizens. Ethnic group is 10%.
Phnom Penh, 290 square kilometers, is considered as the center of Industry, Administration, Commerce and Tourism. The population is over 1 million.
The average temperature is 27oC. There are two seasons, the monsoon season from May to October, and dry season from November to April. November to January is the coolest period.
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The official religion is Theravada Buddhism. Ninety percent of Khmers follow this religion. The country also has minority religions such as Islam, Christianity.
The official language is Khmer. It is part of the Mon-Khmer family. English has gained popularity. The older people speak French.
The Riel. Denominations are Riel 100,000; 50,000; 20,000; 10,000; 5,000; 2,000; 1,000; 500; 200; 100; 50. Foreign currencies can be easily changed at hotels, airports, markets and banks. USD will be accepted at most places.
Phone cards are available throughout Phnom Penh Capital and the cards can be purchased at many outlets. There are also several mobile phone systems.
- Country Code: 855
- Phnom Penh Code (IDD): 023
- Siem Reap Code: 063
The visa on arrival valid for a thirty-day stay is issued to each tourist at a cost of US $20 and to each businessman at a cost of US $25 at the Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap Airport, and international border checkpoints. Visas can be obtained at Royal Cambodian Embassies or Consulates in foreign countries. Indeed, the free visa (K) is issued to the Cambodian who live overseas. The visa can be extended at the Immigration Department in Phnom Penh City.
Rice and Fish, together with a tempting array of herbs, sauces and spices are typical Khmer cuisine. Curries and soups with beef, port, poultry and seafood can be bought from any street vendor at a normal charge. There is no problem in Phnom Penh. All the world’s main cuisine are found here in more than 100 restaurants such as European, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Korean and Vietnamese
To/From Phnom Penh:
=> Phnom Penh Pochentong International Airport
To Angkor/Siem Reap:
=> Angkor International Airport
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