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Country Name: The Kingdom of Cambodia

Location: 11░ 33' N, 104░ 55' E (Phnom Penh); Southeast Asia, bordered by Vietnam, Thailand and Laos and the South China Sea

Capital: Phnom Penh


Government: Constitutional Monarchy

Other Major Cities: Siem Reap (gateway to Angkor), Sihanoukville (commercial port and beaches), Battambang, Kampong Cham.

Language: Khmer

Religion: Thervada Buddhism (97%), Islam, Christianity, Animismá


Ethnic Groups: Khmer (~95%), ethnic-Chinese, ethnic-Vietnamese, Cham, several ethnic minority groups, most located in the northeastern section of the country (groups include: Kuy, Mnong, Stieng, Brao, Tampuan, Pear, Jarai, Radee, Brao, Krung and Kavet.)

Climate: Tropical


Terrain: Mostly low, flat plains; mountains in southwest and north
Population: 15 million (2014 estimate) 

Land Area: 181,035 km2

Major Geographic Features: Tonle Sap Lake, Mekong River, Tonle Sap River, Bassac River, Mt. Oral

Tourist Attractions: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Temples of Angkor, National Museum, Royal Palace, Killing Fields, Beaches, Eco-tourism

International Airports: Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Money: Riel

Voltage: 220v/50Hz

Time: GMT +7 hoursá

Country Calling Code: 855


Business Hours: 7:30-11:00 / 2:00-5:00
Closed Saturday afternoon and Sunday


International Gate Ways:
Phnom Penh International Airport
Siem Reap International Airport
Sihanoukville Autonomous Port

International Border Checkpoints (partial list) (See Overland Border Checkpoints)
Bavet (Svay Rieng Province)
Kaam Samnor-Koh Rokar (Kandal-Prey Veng)
Cham Yeam (Koh Kong Province)
Poipet (Banteay Meanchhey Province)
O'Smach (Oddar Meanchhey Province)
Phnom Den (Takeo Province)
Dong Krolor (Stung Treng Province)


Visas (See Visas for much more)
Visas can be obtained at Royal Embassies and Consulates of Cambodia
Visa on arrival: valid for 30 days, is issued at Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport and most international border crossing.
Visa fee: Business visa: USD35, Tourist visa: USD30.


Transport From the Airport 
The Phnom Penh International Airport sits about 9km (40-60 minutes) from city center. Transportation into the city can be hired just outside the lobby for set prices: Car Taxi: $9 into the city; $12 for destinations beyond the city center; $15 to distant parts of the city. Tuk-tuk (moto-remorque): $7 into the city. Drivers often ask for an additional $2 for destinations past town center. Motorcycle taxi: Motodups can be found just outside of the airport and hired for $2-$4, though they sometimes charge another $1 past town center.


Siem Reap Airport: The airport sits 6km from town. Outside the terminal is a ticket booth for registered taxis into town. Independent taxis and motorcycles wait just outside the airport. The price is the same for both: motorcycles are $1 and cars are $5 into town. Most hotels offer free transportation from the airport but you must notify them in advance of your arrival. 


City Airport Codes:

Phnom Penh


Siem Reap








Stung Treng




Koh Kong










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