Rich in cultural heritage and abundant in unspoiled beaches, dense forests, majestic rivers, and colonial townscapes, Cambodia is undoubtedly one of Southeast Asia's most interesting holiday destinations. Besides being home to some of the most awe-inspiring architecture and natural wonders, Cambodia also offers visitors a range of adventure and outdoor activities. With so much to discover and experience, planning a trip to Cambodia can be challenging. So, here is our Cambodia travel guide that will help you with the most crucial things you should know before traveling to the country.

Start by figuring out the best time to visit Cambodia. If we were to recommend, we would say that Cambodia in March with plenty of sunny days is a good option. However, the wonders of the wet season dominating the tropical landscapes are something not to be missed in Cambodia in June. When it comes to how many days to spend in Cambodia, we say two weeks is an ideal length of time to explore the whole land. If you are strapped for time, 5 days in Cambodia will allow you to see Phnom Penh, Angkor Wat, and many other exciting destinations.

The list of things to do in Cambodia is endless: hammocking and scuba diving at Koh Rong Samloem, cycling in Siem Reap, trekking in Ratanakiri, and relaxing in Kampot. Our travel guide has covered all the unique features of this creative country, from the vibrant metropolis of Phnom Penh to the tranquil village of Battambang.

Top Destinations in Cambodia

Discover the highlights of Cambodia.

Discover the Mystical Allure of Siem Reap

Discover the Mystical Allure of Siem Reap

Discover the mystical appeal of Siem Reap's historic temples, a tribute to the Khmer Empire's grandeur. View the magnificent Angkor Wat, which is covered with beautiful carvings and reflects in peaceful lakes. Explore the enigmatic smiles of Bayon's stone faces and stroll among the eerily gorgeous Ta Prohm. Immerse yourself in a world filled with fascinating history and architectural wonders. View Tours

Explore Phnom Penh's Rich Culture & Nature

Explore Phnom Penh's Rich Culture & Nature

Embark on an unforgettable journey in Phnom Penh, where a tapestry of wildlife wonders and enchanting landmarks awaits. Discover the region's rich biodiversity, from magnificent elephants and colorful bird species to distinctive flora and animals. Immerse yourself in the cultural legacy of this engaging location by exploring historic landmarks, colorful markets, and architectural marvels. View Tours

Indulge in the Enchanting Sights of Kampot

Indulge in the Enchanting Sights of Kampot

Immerse yourself in Kampot's breathtaking beauty with enthralling sightseeing tours that reveal the town's distinct charm. Explore the lovely riverbank, stroll among colonial architecture, and take in the stunning countryside views. Discover the mysteries of Kampot's pepper plantations, and soak in the tranquil ambiance of this magnificent site that offers a remarkable visual experience. View Tours

When to visit Cambodia

Read the below travel guides to find the best time to visit Cambodia.

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  • Jan Avg Daily: 31 ° C Avg Nightly: 21 ° C
  • Feb Avg Daily: 32 ° C Avg Nightly: 22 ° C
  • Mar Avg Daily: 34 ° C Avg Nightly: 23 ° C
  • Apr Avg Daily: 35 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
  • May Avg Daily: 34 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
  • Jun Avg Daily: 33 ° C Avg Nightly: 24 ° C
  • Jul Avg Daily: 32 ° C Avg Nightly: 24 ° C
  • Aug Avg Daily: 32 ° C Avg Nightly: 26 ° C
  • Sep Avg Daily: 31 ° C Avg Nightly: 25 ° C
  • Oct Avg Daily: 30 ° C Avg Nightly: 24 ° C
  • Nov Avg Daily: 30 ° C Avg Nightly: 23 ° C
  • Dec Avg Daily: 30 ° C Avg Nightly: 22 ° C
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Cambodia in January: All You Need to Know

Cambodia in January: All You Need to Know

Cambodia welcomes travelers with cool and dry weather conditions in January. This is a perfect time to discover Cambodia's unspoiled culture, its spectacular temples, undisturbed beaches, calm countryside, and an incredible range of activities. From explo ...Read more

Cambodia in February: A Perfect Beach Holiday

Cambodia in February: A Perfect Beach Holiday

Cambodia sees cool, dry weather and clear skies in February, making it the perfect time to wander around the ancient monuments as well as uncover their many hidden gems. Hike to the sacred Phnom Kulen, cycle along the rice paddies of Battambang, and visit ...Read more

Cambodia in March: Weather and Travel Tips

Cambodia in March: Weather and Travel Tips

Plenty of sunny days and a plethora of attractions await visitors in Cambodia in March. This is one of the best times to indulge in outdoor activities and attend the country’s vibrant festivals. Cycle through the archeological sites of Angkor and tr ...Read more

Cambodia at a Glance

Quick facts about Cambodia


Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia, the fastest-growing city in Southeast Asia. Also known as Krong Chaktomuk Serimongkuk, its significance lies in the importance given to it by the Khmer empire, which founded the city in 1434. The city was later transformed by the French colonists.


A total of 443 kilometers of coastline and 181,040 km² (69,900 mi2) of land make up Cambodia (275.3 mi). In terms of size, Cambodia is the 25th largest nation in Asia and the 90th largest nation overall. Traveling between cities can take some time because not all of them have well built infrastructure. Nevertheless, Cambodia is a straightforward country to navigate.


The Cambodia country code 855 allows you to call Cambodia from another nation. Following the IDD, dial Cambodia phone code 855. Cambodia international dialing 855 is followed by an area code.


Cambodia’s official currency is the Cambodian riel, although the country has been using the US dollar for a long time. While many tourist-oriented shops will often quote their costs in dollars, if you are heading to the Cambodian countryside, you should bring riel. ATMs are located throughout the country and accept both Cambodian riel and US dollars.


The main airport in Cambodia is Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). Located roughly 11 kilometers west of the city center, this is also the largest airport in the country. However, Siem Reap International Airport (REP) is the most preferred airport among those who intend to visit the temples of Angkor Wat. Code: PNH. Closest city: Phnom Penh.


A visa is required to enter Cambodia. You can apply for an e-visa online or receive a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival. Passport holders from some countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Myanmar, are exempt from visa requirements for certain periods of time. But it is always a good idea to check the travel advisory before booking your trip.


The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, which is spoken by over 90 percent of the population. While English is the major foreign language in the country, knowing common greetings would be a good way to integrate with the people. It is customary to first lift your hands to the chest level, bow your head and say Choum Reap Suor when meeting someone or saying goodbye.


In the event of an emergency, dial 117 for police, 118 for fire, and 119 for ambulances.


Cambodia is probably the only country that has undergone name changes with each new government. Besides, the flag of Cambodia is the only one in the world that features a building. The country is also home to the largest religious structure in the world, Angkor Wat.

How long to stay in Cambodia

Read about the ideal duration to stay in Cambodia.

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Great Cambodia Itineraries: How Many Days to Spend?

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5 Days in Cambodia: Top 2 Recommendations

5 Days in Cambodia: Top 2 Recommendations

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14 Days in Cambodia: Our Recommendations

14 Days in Cambodia: Our Recommendations

A 2-week trip to Cambodia offers enough time to get beneath the surface of the country and explore its lesser-known gems along with major highlights. Discover the ruins of the iconic Angkor Wat, the largest temple complex in the world and the masterpiece ...Read more

FAQs for Cambodia

Read the most frequently asked questions and answer about traveling to Cambodia below.

  • Is Cambodia a family-friendly destination?
  • What is the best time to visit Cambodia?
  • What is the currency of Cambodia?
  • Is English widely spoken in Cambodia?

Sustainable Travel – How to travel through Cambodia responsibly

In line with Bookmundi's vision, we wish to provide our travelers with a sustainable travel experience through Cambodia. As part of this effort, we carbon offset any Cambodia tour that you purchase through us. You can read more details about our carbon offsetting program.

Here's what you can do to travel to Cambodia more responsibly:

  • Carbon-offset your transport to Cambodia via Vinci Airport. The moment your tour starts, and if you have purchased your tour through Bookmundi, we will carbon-offset your tour from its starting point to its ending point.
  • You can make a little donation to Global Care, a major NGO that works to protect and conserve natural ecosystems and wildlife habitats in Cambodia.
  • You may help safeguard the valuable artifacts by following visitor guidelines and being aware of prohibited locations. You should also avoid littering, purchasing illegal things, and being mindful about where you sit, climb, touch, and lean.

Cambodia Travel Tips and Insights

  • Never venture off on your own in remote regions like woodlands or rice terraces. There is a possibility of you stepping on unexploded mines, though they are uncommon. It is best to stick to the designated highways when traveling in the north and northwest.
  • Because tap water is dangerous to drink in Cambodia, plastic water bottles are in high demand. Bring a portable filter water bottle with you.
  • It will always be hot in Cambodia, unless you visit during the winter when the nights can be rather cool. As a result, bring lightweight, breathable clothing. Because Cambodia excursions typically include a variety of religious temples, modest clothing is also encouraged.
  • Haggling is customary in Cambodia since nothing is ever taken at face value. Sellers should be haggled with because they frequently quote significantly higher rates. Never reserve any excursions or other activities before you get to your destination since you can negotiate a much better price.
  • Flooding and powerful storms are possible throughout the rainy season (July to November). These can cause travel and service disruptions, notably on the Mekong River. For updates, check with your tour provider.

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