Cambodia is one
of the best countries to visit due to its historical significance. It also
feels like you’re walking back in time considering the architectural styles. If you
intend to visit Cambodia, you shouldn’t miss the Angkor Wat. You also need
to discover the majestic rural cities by biking or hiking. The locals are warm
and accommodating. You will immediately feel at home as soon as you set foot in
the country. Before doing so, these are some of the crucial tips to remember.
The country is Buddhist
is strictly adhered to in the country. It means that when you’re in public,
you shouldn’t wear a bikini top or skimpy shorts. You need to cover up,
especially when visiting temples. You need to wear long skirt or anything that
falls below the knees. You also need to pay respect and observe silence when
you are inside places of worship.
This country has
lovely people and they will smile at you all the time. Although it’s a good
thing, it could be confusing. Sometimes, people smile not because they
understood what you said, but because they don’t know how to react. Just be
polite and try to smile back.
Anger has no
place in this country. Shouting at someone or raising your voice to another
person is an embarrassment. The person you’re talking to could direct anger
towards you and the problem could quickly escalate. Therefore, you need to stay
calm and try your best to explain the situation.
your GPS on
transportation like tuktuk
is common in Cambodia. It’s easy for you to use one wherever you go. The
problem is that communication could be a problem when you’re talking to the
drivers. Therefore, you need to turn your GPS on so that you can guide the
driver. Don’t expect the driver to understand where you’re going by pointing it
on the map.
negotiate the price
skills are crucial in Cambodia. You need to learn how to haggle because
most of the prices are not fixed. It’s also common even for public
transportation. The secret is to agree on the price and haggle before riding
one. Otherwise, you will end up in trouble.
You can use
country has a local currency called riel, American dollars are widely used.
Make sure that you always have small bills since you can’t expect to receive a
change when using large bills in paying the tuktuk. You also need to keep the
money in your wallet so it remains crisp.
Always be on
You need to wake
up early and stay on time. It’s important for Cambodians to always be on time.
You can also find several places to be overcrowded if you wake up late.
Therefore, if you need to visit all the tourist attractions, you have to be an
Now that you
know these tips, it’s time for you to pursue your trip in Cambodia.
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