The period of travel
November to March is the best time to travel, the weather is nice with many sunny days.
No vaccinations required but it is advisable to do a remind of current vaccines: tetanus, typhoid, hepatitis A and B. Treatment for malaria is strongly recommended especially in case of stay in rural areas.
All year: light clothes, cotton. Shorts, shirts, t-shirts, sandals. Provide large trousers and t-shirts with long sleeves (Cambodians are very modest) (Pataugas for Angkor), hat (essential sites), sunglasses, sunscreen, flashlight (frequent breaks). In summer (rainy season): add a folding umbrella or waterproof light, like K-Way.
Riel (5360 KHR = 1 €)
The currency is the riel, but the U.S. dollar is widely used. You can change the currency without problems in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. Credit cards and travelers checks are accepted in major hotels and banks of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh and there are a few ATMs.
Usually 220 volts. Some cards are flat. So bring an adapter in your luggage.
Offices open from 8am to 11.30am and from 13h to 16h30. They are closed on Sundays. The private businesses ignore these schedules and some are permanently opened
It is easy to find photographic film in the big cities, but thinking of taking the film for your camcorder and batteries to them which are less easy to find.
Telephone and mail
The letter is not very fast (about two weeks for Europe) but it is safe. The stamps are in post offices and major hotels. The international code is +855.
Cambodians do not expect a tip, but he is welcome to improve their quality of life. Bargaining is the rule in markets, but not abuse.
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