Location / Language of Cambodia
Cambodia has a land area of 181,035 square kilometres in the southwestern part of the Indochina peninsula, about 20 percent of which is used for agriculture. The country capital city is Phnom Penh.
International borders are shared with Thailand and the Lao People’s Democratic Republic on the West and the North, and the Social Republic of Viet Nam on the East and the Southeast. The country is bounded on the Southeast by the Gulf of Thailand.
Official language spoke in Cambodia is Khmer. English and French are also relatively popular languages spoken there.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures/ exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)
For most visitors to the Kingdom of Cambodia, visa are obtainable upon arrival at both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap respectively. At land crossing from Thailand, Vietnam and Laos, visa can be obtained at International Check Point border.
Tourists also can get their visas prior to their arrival through a Cambodian Embassy or Consulate overseas. Tourists also can get eVisa through online E-Visa before travelling. For Indian passport, visa can be obtained on arrival.
Currency : Cambodian Riel (KHR)
Conversion : Rs.1 INR = 57 KHR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Cambodia
- Angkor Wat - By far the top tourist attraction in the country, this 13th century monument is the largest religious site in the world. Its outer walls are surrounded by a moat and inside the temple itself rises over three tiers to a height of 669 feet. It was constructed by King Suryavarman II and was originally a Hindu shrine, but converted later to Buddism.
- Kratie - This quiet former French Colonial Market Town stands on the banks of the Mekong River, its market is still at its core. A regular stopping off point for backpackers it has only limited tourism, but is famous for being home to the Irrawaddy Dolphins.
- Bayon Temple - This is one of the most mysterious of all the Angkor Temples. It was built in the late 12th or early 13th century as the official state temple of King Jayavarman VII. It stands at the centre of Jayavarman’s capital, Angkor Thom.
- Silver Pagoda - The Silver Pagoda stands within the grounds of the Royal palace in the heart of Phnom Penh. It takes its name from the 5,000 silver tiles which cover its floor. It houses two of the most important Statues of Buddha in the country, the 17th century crystal Buddha and a life sized Maitreya version, decorated with 9,584 diamonds.
- Preach Vihear - The Khmer Temple situated high in the Dangrek Mountains on the border with Thailand has been the subject of serious conflict between the Cambodian and Thai governments.
- Banteay Srei – The temple is constructed from red sandstone, giving it a distinctive appearance. The walls of Banteay Srei are covered in elaborate carvings, considered to be some of the finest of their type. This temple been erected in honour of Yajnyavahara, a counsellor to King Rajendravarman.
- Koh Ker - Ker was earlier the capital of the Khmer Empire. During this short time however, some spectacular buildings and sculptures were created and Prasat Thom a superb pyramid that rises 98 feet into the air was one of them.
- Bokor Hill Station - Close to Kampot in the south of the country, the Bokor Hill Station was used as a retreat for people wishing to escape the sometimes oppressive heat of Phnom Penh.
- Tonle Sap - This astonishing inland lake is the largest in Asia and has the distinction of making a dramatic transformation every year. In the dry season it has a maximum depth of just 3 feet and an area of around 1,000 square miles. However when the monsoon rains come it swells dramatically to a depth of 30 feet and a total area of 6,200 square miles.
- Sihanoukville - This is the number one beach resort in the country and is growing rapidly. Sweeping white sand beaches and crystal clear seas have been the reason behind the transformation of quiet fishing port into major seaside resort in recent years.
Things You Must Do in Cambodia
- Adventure Activities - These include zip lining, canopy, adventure racing, backpacking, camping, canoeing, canyoning, caving, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, mountaineering, adventure park, rock climbing, running, sailing, skiing, and surfing which are available across Cambodia.
- Community Based Eco Tourism (CBT) - Community-based tourism (CBT) is a form of responsible tourism that supports local communities and improves livelihoods. The tourism destination is managed by the local community members themselves.
- Biking and Cycling - Biking and cycling is an ideal way to discover Cambodia and get an accurate impression of the Khmer culture. We show you the real world of daily life and take you off the beaten track into the heart of the country along with professional cyclers.
- Home Stays - Khmer Home Stay is a unique experience for those travellers and intended to provide cultural immersion in Khmer village lifestyles, allowing visitors to see how real Khmer families live, try the taste of real Khmer food, learn Khmer phrases, visit local Pagoda, school, market, silk weaving village.
- Massaging and Spas - Massage for health and relaxation is a time-honored tradition throughout Southeast Asia with Cambodia offering its own distinctive traditions in massage therapy.
Food on the Plate
Khmer food is one of the major national identities that reflect the ways of life, thought, and mind of the Cambodian people which are hidden in the taste of consumption of meat dishes and sweet food. Favourite vegetables include beans, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, celery, lettuce, onions, peas, potatoes, and sweet corn.
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Cambodia
Indians travelling to Cambodia must note that they are exposed to travel and health risks. The traveller may suddenly fall sick or have an injury due to accident which can result in hospitalization or evacuation. Travel risks are trip delay, trip interruption, baggage loss, loss of passport or personal liability. Overseas travel insurance Cambodia for Indians will cover most of the expenses and allows the traveller to have a tension free trip. Visitors Travel insurance for Cambodia is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. Visitors medical Insurance should be purchased for “Excluding Americas” or “Asia”.
Illustration for 15 days travel medical insurance to Cambodia.
|Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR
||Insured Age 28
||Insured Age 61
|Asia - $30,000
|Excluding - $50,000
|Excluding - $100,000
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