Cambodia is an awesome country, and is one of the hidden treasures of Southeast Asia. It might not be there first place you think of if you decide to travel to that part of the world, but it could surprise you in many ways. From its local cultures and traditions to the breathtaking tourist spots, there are too many things to love about Cambodia. It is also a laidback place where you can go to relax. Before you pursue the trip, these are some useful tips to consider.
Go to the
Cambodia is known for its temples and museums, it boasts lots of heavenly
beaches for you to try. There are several astoundingly beautiful beaches that
remain untouched. You might also want to try party hopping across various
islands. It is suggested that you go there now before large investors start
transforming those pristine waters.
Do not forget
Perhaps, this is the only part of Cambodia that you know about. Of course, of the many temples in the country, it would be incomplete if you failed to visit Ankor Wat. It is a huge archaeological park that draws thousands of tourists each year. It is also a really large place that you cannot finish touring around within a day.
You might end up
spending a lot if you take taxis all the time. Add to that the potential to be
scammed by some drivers. It helps if you use tuk-tuk or buses instead. These
local transportation options are convenient to use. Most drivers are used to
accommodate foreigners. You will not have a hard time moving around using these
forms of transportation.
the scorching heat of the sun
It could get
terribly hot in Cambodia, and is not only during summer. It is sunny the entire
year except for a few months when it starts to rain heavily. Even some nights are
warm. The best thing to do is to wake up early to visit some places that are on
your list. Make sure that you bring an umbrella wherever you go. Never dare get
a sun tan since it could be risky for your skin’s health.
Cover up when
You need to dress
appropriately when entering temples. Make sure your legs and
shoulders are covered. After all, you are visiting a religious site. You also
need to respect the fact that several areas inside the temples are
right travel document
where you came from, you might have to obtain visa prior to your arrival. For
some countries, visa on arrival is available. Others do not even have to get a
visa to enter the country.
You can use the
Cambodian Riel and US Dollars anywhere in the country. Whether you are making
transactions with malls, hotels or local taxi drivers, they accept both
currencies. Be prepared to receive Cambodian coins though since they do not
give change in dollars.
Now that you
know these essential facts, it is time to start packing and leave.
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