Cambodia, Kingdom of wonder, covers area 181035square kilo meters. It’s 42 times smaller than Australia. It shares the border with Vietnam, Thailand, Lao and the gulf of Thailand. People are Khmer, the friendliest people in South-east Asia.

The monetary unit of Cambodia is the riel. The riel is an extremely soft currency. The American dollar serves as an alternative currency, accepted and quoted by most hotels and restaurants in the country.

Changing Money
You can easily change your money in Phnom Penh and other provincial town, but don’t count on changing it in more remote places. There you are better off taking US dollars. As a general rule with Cambodia: Dollars in 20, 50 and 100 denominations are the most useful form of currency and get you the best rates, Whatever currency you take though make sure the notes are as new as possible and don’t have any written on them. Notes in bad shape will not be accepted.

It is recommended to change to all US dollars before you arrive to Cambodia. Dollars are our second so changing any currency to dollars is inevitable anyway, you may as well do it at home at a place you trust.

Public Holidays
Cambodia has 21 public holidays. The three main ceremonies are Khmer New Year in April, this is when everyone in the family meets and has fun altogether. The ceremony of the death in October, everyone cooks food and offers to the monks and Water festival, boat raising ceremony, in November , to memorize the victory of Cambodian navy led by the King Jayavarman VII, the builder of Ta Promh (The jungle temple)

Getting Cambodia
Getting to Cambodia is simple, as a host of daily flights from nearby hubs arrive into both Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Most flights from Europe and North America connect first in Bangkok, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia.






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