Steeds meer mensen reizen en steeds vaker zijn de effecten van toerisme lokaal voelbaar. Maar je reis draagt ook op een positieve manier bij! Denk aan werkgelegenheid wat een boost geeft aan de algehele economie, bescherming van de natuur door het creëren van nationale parken of UNESCO-Werelderfgoed, bijzondere ontmoetingen met andere mensen en daardoor het waarderen en leren van andere culturen, etc.
Yes, you have the option to pre-book airport transfers (on arrival only) and secondly the option to pre-book pre and post tour nights.These extra services should be added to your booking.
UK/EU citizens need a visa for Cambodia, but these things can change. So please click here and check out the current situation. You can also check on that website if a visa is required for any other nationalities. Make sure you find out if you need a visa at least a month before departure so you do not run out of time.
If you need a visa, please click here to find details of the embassy you need to contact unless you use a visa service. Shoestring does not organize your visa. You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel. You can also obtain the visa through a specialized visa agency like www.travcour.com. It is a good idea to visit this website in any case, as it provides much more detail.
The international access code for Cambodia is +855. The outgoing code is 001 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 00144 for the United Kingdom). Phnom Penh's area code is (0)23; the code for Siem Reap is (0)63. Domestic and international calls can be made at post offices or telecom offices in most towns. Mobile phone operators cover Phnom Penh and other major cities. The country uses GSM networks, so US phones are not compatible. Mobile phones can be rented at Pochentong International Airport on arrival. Internet phones are available in some Internet cafes and provide a cheaper alternative for international calls. Internet cafes provide a fast and inexpensive service in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and other main towns.
If you book alone you will share your room with a fellow traveler (same sex when possible) unless you have booked a single room.
As in many Asian countries, Cambodia holds sacrificial festivals. The three-day festival of Bonn Chaul Chnam (the New Year) is celebrated in April and also marks the end of the harvest period. People bring sacrifices to thank the gods for the harvest and to secure their favours for next year. This takes place on altars in the home and in the temples. The traditional games that are played after the sacrifices are an interesting and enjoyable spectacle.
A second sacrificial ceremony is held in September, this time in honour of the dead. The fifteen day festival of Bonn Dak Ben culminates in the night of Bonn Phchum Ben. It is believed that if there have been no sacrifices by midnight on this night, the dead relatives will unleash a curse on the family out of anger, which will plague them for a year.
Independence Day, the most important Cambodian festival, is celebrated on the 9th of November and marks the day in 1953 when Cambodia gained official independence from France. Every year this event is celebrated with a large-scale gala parade featuring marching bands and military forces for the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. All of this takes place in front of the King.
What voltage and plugs are in use in Cambodia? Please click here to check what voltage and plugs are in use in this country. You could consider taking a universal electric plug.
Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference with home.
If you want to take a travel guide or map, we suggest you click on Lonely Planet.