Cambodia has been known as the “Pearl of Asia” it has a rich history and a French flair. Undoubtedly, it is a great place to spend your vacation in a tropical paradise rich in history and culture.
Do you need a visa to go to Cambodia? This a typical question that must probably cross your mind when you plan to travel to a foreign country.
And the answer is yes, you do need a valid passport from your own country and you must have an e-visa to visit Cambodia. It is easy to get an e-visa to travel to Cambodia through your travel agent or event through the internet.
You must identify the dates you will be visiting and arrive anytime within the dates identified.
All you need is the data page from your passport and your picture that meets the specifications required by the Cambodians.
It’s a simple process and it opens the door to a great adventure.
Cambodia was the home to ancient civilizations who left ancient temples for all to explore. All this is set in beautiful lush jungles with bright colors and exotic birds.
Places to visit:
- The French left an indelible mark on Cambodia starting in 1863 when the country became a protectorate of France.
- You can visit the Angkor Wat which is the most magnificent and largest temple and tourist attraction in Cambodia. It was built in the twelfth century by Kink Suryavarman. It’s an extraordinary example of the ancient architecture of Cambodia.
- You can stay and visit Kratie, a small town on the banks of the Mekong River. It has a marketplace that is surrounded by French Colonial buildings. It’s a wonderful tropical experience.
The currency in Cambodia is the Riels, which is about 4000 Riels to the US Dollar. Tipping at a hotel is about 1000 Reais per bag plus a similar tip for hours keeping per day.
It is customary to leave ten percent tip for a small check and a five percent tip on a big check. All very reasonable.
When visiting temples, it is customary to leave a donation in the contribution boxes to help them maintain the temple.
Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand are close geographically and they all share similar cuisine. Cambodia’s long association with France cannot be ignored, there is a French impact on Cambodian cuisine.
Rice is always present, each meal includes rice with three or four other dishes and it will usually include a soup.
Prahok which is a fragrant fish paste and Krona, which is a spice paste made from lemon grass and galangal, and is present in many dishes. Cambodian cuisine is worth the trip by itself.
Take the plunge, visit Cambodia and enjoy the tropics.