Cambodia is still an unknown destination for tourists, but it gradually opened up to visitors at the end of the Khmer guerrillas and following the easing of tensions resulting from 30 years of conflict. Historic sites with an exceptional architectural richness in Cambodia, including the famous Angkor temples listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, have thus become accessible again. But due to the relatively recent development of tourism, hotel infrastructure is still approximate, transport is not always very efficient outside Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville... But in the end, you will remember above all the magic of destinations such as Ratanakiri and Mondolkiri, the sunset at the temple of the Eastern Mebon or the superb landscapes of the rice fields during a hike. So many wonders that you can discover without any problem by following the instructions in the tourist guide on Cambodia. And if some travellers want to combine this trip with other destinations such as Laos, Vietnam or even Thailand, take the time to discover Cambodia, an extraordinary Asian country!

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When to go to Cambodia?

Cambodia's high tourist season runs from November to February. Few tourists still in November, but then it spoils very quickly, especially in Angkor where we find the rushes of holiday vigils dear to Europe... The worst is by far the Chinese New Year where all Asia converges on Angkor. The advantage is that this period is relatively cool, especially at night and in places of a certain elevation: Ratanakiri, Mondolkiri, Kirirom. The average tourist season in Cambodia runs from March to May and corresponds to the dry season, it is the least pleasant period, it is very hot, with a high number of tourists visiting Angkor. This low water season is the best time to go to Cambodia to observe wildlife. The low tourist season in Cambodia is from June to October. It usually rains very hard only at the end of the day and cities like Phnom Penh are paralysed for a few hours. The rest of the time, it's hot.

How to go to Cambodia? Our advice & tips

  • Organised trips
  • Going alone
  • Moving around

If you have only one week to give the country, it is possible to make an organized trip that will allow you to get to the essentials and not miss anything of the must-see attractions of this beautiful country, from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh via the magnificent temples of Angkor, while mixing with the warm and welcoming Khmer people.

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Travelling autonomously in all parts of Cambodia is within the reach of any healthy person, provided that certain basic safety rules are respected. However, beware of urban snatching and roadside mines in the remote northern and northwestern provinces of Cambodia.

Several domestic flights are possible in Cambodia: Phnom Penh-Siem Reap (several daily flights), Siem Reap-Sihanoukville (daily). From the main bus station of Phnom Penh, daily departures to many destinations: Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, Battambang,... Overall, the buses are comfortable and air-conditioned. We can take the boat for a cruise on the Mekong River of course! But also on the other two rivers: the Tonle Sap and the Stung Sangker.

Prepare for your trip Cambodia

Transportation
  • Airport/Station car parks
Accommodations
  • Find a hotel
  • Airbnb rental
  • Holiday rental
Stays
  • Tailor-made trip
Services / On site
  • Book a table
  • Activities & visits

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When to travel?

Cambodia's high tourist season runs from November to February. Few tourists still in November, but then it spoils ver...
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Weather forecast

Cambodia's hot and humid climate is conditioned by the monsoons which determine the two seasons, dry (from November...
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Budget

Be careful, the vast majority of Cambodia's population is poor, but the cost of living for foreigners is higher than...
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Formalities

To travel to Cambodia, a tourist visa will allow you to stay there for one month. Theoretically, this tourist visa fo...
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Health

No vaccination is required to travel to Cambodia. However, vaccines against diseases such as viral hepatitis A and B,...
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How to travel by yourself?

Travelling autonomously in all parts of Cambodia is within the reach of any healthy person, provided that certain bas...
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How to get organized?

If you have only one week to give the country, it is possible to make an organized trip that will allow you to get to...
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Getting around

Several domestic flights are possible in Cambodia: Phnom Penh-Siem Reap (several daily flights), Siem Reap-Sihanoukvi...
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