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CAMBODIA

TRAVEL GUIDE

Most famous for the majestic awe-inspiring ruins of Angkor, undoubtedly an essential highlight, but merely one of many treasures this charming country has on offer. The Kingdom of Cambodia has been recovering for a while now and has risen from its turbulent history into a desired destination on the Southeast Asia loop. Encounter an undiscovered coastline in the south, perfect for escaping the motorbike ruling roads in the city. Or join the hustle and bustle of Siem Reap with its buzzing ‘Pub Street’ a favourite traveller hangout.

Cambodia Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language of Cambodia is Khmer.

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Currency

Name: Cambodian Riel (Also use USD)
Code: KHR
Symbol: ៛

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Time Zones

Time Zone: Cambodia Standard Time (UTC +07:00)

Cambodia Travel Costs

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Beers

Draft beer, specifically Angkor beer, is cheap and cold all over and is often up for grabs on a happy hour pricing scheme. Bottles of local beer (0.5L) will usually set you back around R25. Cambodians drink beer as well as other local spirits made from sugar cane or rice.

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Meals

Expect to eat like a king or queen for next to nothing! Lunch or dinner will cost you around R15 and ‎R70 for local cuisine in a market/ basic restaurant. If you're craving the tastes of home, a western meal will cost you more.

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Taxis

The best place for catching some sleep will be in a guesthouse or hostel dorm. This will usually cost between ‎R70 and ‎R240, which is a bargain. Feel like some added comforts? Air-con, TV and rooms with other added bonuses will range from R240-R500.

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Other Transport

The most common and easiest way to get around Cambodia is by bus or if you're an experienced rider cruising on a motorbike would be up there for you. A large air-conditioned bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 6-7 hours and will cost around R380. IBIS Night buses are a great way to sleep through a long journey.

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Guesthouses

Back to living like a king or queen. Cambodia is one of the cheapest countries in South East Asia. Meaning you can live a life of luxury for no more than R630 a night! But if you're wanting a mega fancy, frivolous night of luxe Cambodia's cities and resorts can deliver it from R1,120 - R11,200.

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Hotels

You will need to get your haggling skills out to ensure you bag yourself the lowest fare. Make sure you also agree on the price before you hop in. Motorbike taxis are the cheapest and will cost as low as R20 for 5-10km. Tuk-tuks are a little more expensive but shouldn't be more than R30 for a short trip.

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Thailand, Cambodia & Vietnam

FR. R8,119
  • 3 Countries | 10 DaysTop cities: Bangkok, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh
  • Explore Bangkok at your own leisure
  • In Siem Reap, enjoy a delicious traditional Khmer dinner and enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Angkor Wat temple c
  • Explore the city of Phnom Penh at your own leisure
  • Swim and relax by the beach in Sihanoukville
  • Overnight at a local village homestay in Can Tho, Vietnam
  • Travel through the scenic Mekong Delta region
  • Take part in street food crawl in Ho Chi Minh

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CAMBODIA EXPERIENCE

FR. R11,439
  • 3 Countries | 9 DaysTop cities: Bangkok, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh
  • Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City and spend time exploring the city
  • Enjoy a boat cruise through the villages islands of the Mekong Delta
  • Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city of Phnom Penh
  • Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields)
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the world famous Angkor Wat temple complex
  • In Siem Reap, enjoy a delicious traditional Khmer dinner
  • Spend time exploring Bangkok at your own leisure

Flights to Cambodia

If you're flying to Cambodia from South Africa then you will most likely have a stopover and land in Phnom Penh. Flights from South Africa average a time of 14 hours.
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When to go to Cambodia

Cambodia boasts a warm-climate all year round making it a popular destination for tropical-climate seekers. The busiest season runs from Nov-Feb when the temperature is slightly cooler. From Mar-May humidity and temperatures rise and can hit 40°C. Rainy Season spans from Jun-Oct, where afternoon heavy downpours transform the landscape into a lush green.
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