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Facts About Cambodia

cambodiaCountry Name: The Kingdom of Cambodia

Location: 11° 33' N, 104° 55' E (Phnom Penh); Southeast Asia, bordered by Vietnam, Thailand and Laos and the South China Sea

Capital: Phnom Penh

Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Other Major Cities: Siem Reap (gateway to Angkor), Sihanoukville (commercial port and beaches), Battambang, Kampong Cham.

Language: Khmer

Religion: Thervada Buddhism (97%), Islam, Christianity, Animism

Ethnic Groups: Khmer (~95%), ethnic-Chinese, ethnic-Vietnamese, Cham, several ethnic minority groups, most located in the northeastern section of the country (groups include: Kuy, Mnong, Stieng, Brao, Tampuan, Pear, Jarai, Radee, Brao, Krung and Kavet.)

Climate: Tropical

Population: 14.1 million (2014 estimate)

Land Area: 181,035 km2

Major Geographic Features: Tonle Sap Lake, Mekong River, Tonle Sap River, Bassac River, Mt. Oral

Tourist Attractions: Diving, Angkor Wat, Bayon, Temples of Angkor, National Museum, Royal Palace, Killing Fields, Beaches.

International Airports: Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Currency: US$ and Cambodian Riel (US$1=4000riel)

Voltage: 220v/50Hz

Time: GMT +7 hours

Country Calling Code: +855

International Gate Ways:

Phnom Penh International Airport

Siem Reap International Airport

Sihanoukville Port

International Border Checkpoints

Bavet (Svay Rieng Province)

Kaam Samnor-Koh Rokar (Kandal-Prey Veng)

Cham Yeam (Koh Kong Province)

Poipet (Banteay Meanchhey Province)

O'Smach (Oddar Meanchhey Province)

Phnom Den (Takeo Province)

Dong Krolor (Stung Treng Province)


Visas can be obtained at Royal Embassies and Consulates of Cambodia

Visa on arrival: valid for 30 days, is issued at Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport and most international border crossings

Business visa: US$35 can be renewed from within Cambodia

Tourist visa: US$30 you must enter and exit to renew tourist visas

Cambodian eVisa You can also now apply your visa directly through Cambodia e-Visa.

Work permits

If you plan to work in Cambodia, once you have your visa, work permits can be obtained in country from the local Department of Labour

Airport Tax: included in air ticket

Transport from the Airport

Phnom Penh International Airport: On arrival, taxis and motorcycle taxis (motodups) can be hired just outside the arrival lobby. There are no meter taxis. Taxis cost $12.00 for the 30-50 minute ride into the city center. Cheaper, slower and less comfortable, motorcycle taxis (tuk-tuks) can be hired for $9 into town.

Siem Reap Airport: The airport sits 6km from town. Outside the terminal is a ticket booth for registered taxis into town. Independent taxis and motorcycles wait just outside the airport. Most hotels offer free transportation from the airport but you must notify them in advance of your arrival.