The official language of Cambodia is Khmer.
Name: Cambodian Riel (Also use USD)
Time Zone: Cambodia Standard Time (UTC +07:00)
Draft beer, specifically Angkor beer, is cheap and cold all over and is often up for grabs on a happy hour pricing scheme. Bottles of local beer (0.5L) will usually set you back around $1.70. Cambodians drink beer as well as other local spirits made from sugar cane or rice.
Expect to eat like a king or queen for next to nothing! Lunch or dinner will cost you around $1 and $5 for local cuisine in a market/ basic restaurant. If you're craving the tastes of home, a western meal will cost you more.
The best place for catching some sleep will be in a guesthouse or hostel dorm. This will usually cost between $5 and $17, which is a bargain. Feel like some added comforts? Air-con, TV and rooms with other added bonuses will range from $17-$35.
The most common and easiest way to get around Cambodia is by bus or if you're an experienced rider cruising on a motorbike would be up there for you. A large air-conditioned bus from Bangkok to Siem Reap takes 6-7 hours and will cost around $27. IBIS Night buses are a great way to sleep through a long journey.
Back to living like a king or queen. Cambodia is one of the cheapest countries in South East Asia. Meaning you can live a life of luxury for no more than $45 a night! But if you're wanting a mega fancy, frivolous night of luxe Cambodia's cities and resorts can deliver it from $80-$800.
You will need to get your haggling skills out to ensure you bag yourself the lowest fare. Make sure you also agree on the price before you hop in. Motorbike taxis are the cheapest and will cost as low as $1.5 for 5-10km. Tuk-tuks are a little more expensive but shouldn't be more than $2 for a short trip.
Cambodia boasts a warm-climate throughout the entire year, making it a top destination for tropical-climate seekers (plus fewer layers to pack too). The high season runs from Nov-Feb when the temperature is slightly cooler and there is little rain so perfect for exploring and relaxing on the beach. From Mar-May humidity and temperatures rise and can hit 104°F. Which means city life will consist of lots of water, cold showers and clothes washing but it’s an ideal time to check Cambodia's coastline. Rainy Season spans from Jun-Oct, where you may get caught up in an afternoon heavy downpour. But fear not, this transforms the landscape into a lush green. Monsoons can make the country tricky to travel around due to flooding, so consider this when choosing your route and mode of transport.
Although you do need a visa to enter Cambodia it has now become an effortless process that can be now completed online. The Cambodia E-visa is ideal for international travellers from all over however there are some restrictions depending on where you are from. Ensure you take the time to go through all the details of the E-Visa process so that you are meeting all the desired requirements, (this means being super organised and doing your research on time). Once you have completed the application you will be asked to pay a fee and then your stay in Cambodia will be granted. The visa is valid for three months after issuance and available for those who intend to stay in Cambodia for no more than 30 days.