General Information
Advice and Health
Visa Cambodia
Map of Cambodia
Provinces of Cambodia
Distance Chart Cambodia
Language of Cambodia
the King
the People
School & Public Holidays
Naga - Nagas
Khmer Rouge
Pol Pot
Pol Pot's Grave
Phnom Penh
Domestic Bus Schedule
Map of Phnom Penh
Russian Market
Central Market
Royal Palace
Hotels Phnom Penh
China Town
Casino NagaWorld
Kids City
Independence Monument
Wat Phnom
Genocide Museum
Killing Fields
Sorya Shopping Mall
Sovanna Shopping Mall
Dragon Water Park
Boat to Siem Reap
Hotels in Phnom Penh
 Angkor Wat
 Siem Reap
 Islands of Cambodia
 Tonlé Sap Lake
 Banteay Meanchey
 Kampong Cham
 Kampong Chhnang
 Kampong Speu
 Kampong Thom
 Kampot & Kep
 Koh Kong
 Oddar Meanchey
 Preah Vihear
 Prey Veng
 Svay Rieng
 Stung Treng
 Hotel Reservation
Kampong Cham
Koh Kong
Phnom Penh
Siem Reap
 National Parks
Peam Krasop
Ream National Park
Mekong River
 Travelling in Cambodia
Transport in Cambodia
Taxis, Motors & Trains
Train Network
Buses in Cambodia
Travelling by Boat
 Festivals in Cambodia
 Privacy Policy


The people of Cambodia

Geography of Cambodia: The geographical framework of Cambodia is found bordered by the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest, Laos to the north and Vietnam to the east and southeast. Its main artery is the Mekong valley, which crosses from north to south. This is joined at Phnom Penh by the Tonle Sap, spreading to the northwest in a large plain of water that extends for some 140 kilometers by 30 and irrigates the surrounding plains.

Temperature: Every year the weather varies from 25°C to 30°C with an average temperature of 27°C The maximum temperature is 40°C in April and lowest temperature is 16°C to 18°C in January. In Cambodia the high temperature increases to 220 days per year. There are two seasons clearly : dry monsoon (from October until April) and raining monsoon (from May until September).

Population and area: Cambodia has a population of 11,426,223 people in an area of 181,035 square kilometers

Language and communication: The official language is Khmer . English and French are widely spoken and practical in conducting businesses. 

Time Zone: Cambodia is 7+GSM.

Business Hour: Government offices open from 7.00 AM to 5.00 PM on weekdays only. The lunch break is from 12.00 AM to 2.00 PM. Banks open from 8 AM to 3 PM.

Electric current: Standard voltage is 220 volts.

Currency: Riel is an official currency. Dollars and traveler's cheques in dollars are widely accepted.

Airport Tax: International departures: US$ 20. From Phnom Penh to Siem Reap US$ 15. All other domestic destinations US$ 5.

Religion: The national religion is Buddhism of the Small Vehicle, or Theravada, of the Pali language. The monastic life plays the principal role and remain the popular faith.

Police: Police are everywhere in Cambodia. But it's usually hard to find one when you need help. Remember, if you want service, the $60 monthly salary of police doesn't cover all their cost. If you need help, expect to pay for it.

Local food: Rice and fish are the staple diet and the harvest is regulated by the rhythm of the rains and floods. The fish are plentiful. During the dry season, and entire village is built on Tonle Sap Lake. Their belongings suspended on the poles with rachs of dried fish. There are other many kinds of food made of mixed-vegetables cooked by using red meat or pork or seafood.

Transportation: There are cars and motorcycles for rent in the city. Rickshaws and taxi's are also available. Travelers can travel by air, car, boat or train to get from one province to another.

Communication: Mobile phones are widely used. Phone cards can be used on both mobile and regular telephones. Public phones with phone cards are common in Phnom Penh. Phone cards can be purchased at most hotels, post offices and supermarkets.

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