Cambodia

The kingdom of Cambodia offers a wonderful travel experience in some instances unparallel with many other countries. Cambodia is the home to a number of off the beaten track locations, a wonderful cuisine and a rich and powerful history and genuine warmth from the locals. When thinking about a trip to Cambodia the following areas should be considered.

Phnom Peng – The capital of Cambodia, situated on the Mekong River. Major tourist attractions are:


Highlights & Attractions

Central Market

first opened in 1937, it was suggested to be the biggest market in Asia. The market opens from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. and is popular for tourists as who like to shop for a bargin.


Royal Palace

the royal residence of the king of Cambodia and the complex is divided by walls into four main compounds, some buildings dating back to the 19th century.


Wat Phnom

A Buddhist temple that is the tallest religious structure in the city.


The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields are a number of sites in Cambodia where large numbers of people were killed and buried by the Khmer Rouge regime, during its rule of the country from 1975 to 1979 with the utmost respect are given to the victims of the massacres through signs and tribute sections throughout the park.


Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

A high school prior to the Khmer Rouge using it as a notorious security prison and execution centre.


Siem Reap

a popular tourist destination with Angkor Wat the premier attraction, Siem Reap is a vibrant town with modern hotels and architectures whilst still maintaining much of the town’s image, culture and traditions.


Angkor Wat

The largest religious monument in the world it has become a symbol of Cambodia, and it is the country’s prime attraction for visitors.


Tonle Sap Lake

The largest fresh water lake in South East Asia, Tonle Sap is vital to Cambodia from a tourism, agriculture and industrial perspectives. With two distinct directional flows each year Tonle Sap is a popular destination to visit.


Southern beaches of Kampot, Kep and Sihoukinville

Kampot is an increasingly popular tourist destination and the city has recently undergone improvements. Resorts, guesthouses and lovely hotels can be found in the towns of Kep & Kampot. In addition Sihanoukville attracts tourists with its relaxed beach atmosphere when compared to the more developed ones of Thailand.


Useful Information

Language

Khmer is the most popular language used in Cambodia however, French & English are also widely used.


Currency

The local currency is the Cambodian Riel however, USD is the preferred currency and widely used. Throughout Cambodia ATM’s are found at most large cities and towns and dispense USD in addition to debit and credit cards being widely accepted.


Visa

Australian passport holders require a visa to enter into Cambodia and can be obtain on arrival, or obtained before arrival in the country of origin.


Climate

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C 31.5 32.8 34.9 34.9 34.3 33.5 32.5 32.5 32.3 31.1 29.9 30.1 32.5
Average low °C 21.9 23.0 24.1 25.0 25.3 25.0 24.7 24.6 24.3 23.8 22.7 21.7 23.8