Cambodia

Cambodia

Country profile

Steeped in history (some ancient and intriguing, some more recent), home to a stunning tropical coastline and boasting atmospheric urban centres, Cambodia often surprises visitors. Come for the Unesco-listed archaeological sites and temples and stay for abundant natural wonders, rich colonial architecture, the charismatic capital and pristine sandy beaches.

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KEY INFORMATION
Capital: Phnom Penh
Visa requirements: Required. Apply online prior to travel or on arrival (a passport photograph is required)
Time zone: GMT + 7
Language: Khmer
Currency: Cambodian riel
Population: 16.01 million
Electricity: 230V and 50Hz

Tipping policy: Tip around ten per cent in restaurants for good service 

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 
Indirect flights (one stop) to Phnom Penh (average travel time: 18h): London Heathrow

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Angkor Wat, a temple complex and one of the world’s largest religious monuments
Floating Village on Tonlé Sap Lake
Sihanoukville and islands
Bayon Temple
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

MAJOR EVENTS
Victory Day, January 7
Meak Bochea DayBuddhist festival
Khmer New Year, April
Pchum Ben (Ancestors’Day)
Water Festival, October30–November 1


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