December and January are the best months for travel in Cambodia although it is still hot and humid. The months of November and February are tolerable. Stay away during the summer months of March through May, as the weather is extremely hot, and June through October when it is monsoon season.
Check out the current weather conditions in Cambodia.
See our Visa page for information on passports and visas to Cambodia.
There are no health requirements for entering Cambodia, however, it is highly recommended that you ask you doctor about obtaining malaria suppressants and possible vaccinations for hepatitis and typhoid. Polio is also present in Cambodia. Bring along plenty of insect repellant and cover any wounds with a bandage. Avoid swimming in ocean or freshwater while in Cambodia, as many contaminants are in the water.
The currency in Cambodia is the riel. Please review the current exchange rate for the riel.
Tipping: Tip 10% for good service from taxi drivers, waiters, and hotel staff.
Shop for replicas of Angkor's bas-reliefs and sculptures, carvings of wood and stone, naturally dyed silk called leak tomuhjeat, Cambodian music and instruments, and precious stones. Be prepared to bargain, which is best done with small U.S. bills which are accepted throughout the country.
Voltage: 230 V; Plugs A & C* (Some outlets are a combination of type A and C and can accept either type plug. Plug G may be found in some hotels.) You will need a voltage converter, and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.
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