Here you will find practical information in connection with trips to Cambodia. Visit computerdo for Practical Information About Cambodia.
- Language: Khmer
- Capital: Phnom Penh
- Population: 15, 9 million
- Religion: Theravada Buddhism
- Currency: Riel
- Surface: 181,035 km2
The time difference between Sweden and Cambodia varies depending on whether Sweden has summer or winter time:
Summer time +5 hours
Winter time +6 hours
Transport in Cambodia
The buses in Cambodia do not quite meet the standard we are used to from Europe. We have of course chosen the best category with air conditioning where this has been possible. Many buses are also designed for Asians, which means that the seats can be smaller and the legroom limited.
It happens that we use domestic flights during our round trips in Cambodia. In that case, the Danish tour guide will inform passengers of all practicalities and flight times for the current route in connection with check-in at the airport.
The price of a good meal is about NOK 40-50. When it comes to pocket money, in our experience, people usually manage with a minimum of SEK 100-120 per day. That amount can cover drinks, postcards, stamps, ice cream and tips, but bring extra if you plan to buy things to take home.
On our travels you come into contact with everyday life and local customs. There may be situations you do not like or are not used to, such as custom with tips. In many countries, the tips system is more organized than we as Swedes are used to and there is an expectation that local guides and drivers, during the journey, will receive a certain amount in tips. We enter an amount in our travel program, so that you can take this into account when planning your trip. The price of the trip does not include the cost of tips as you decide how much you want to give during the trip. The system of tips can be said to be part of the culture you visit and which you should therefore follow and respect. We want to emphasize that it is of course voluntary to tip.
In Cambodia, it is normal to tip in the tourism industry. As a traveler, you usually pay tips to bus drivers, “bus boys”, local guides, hotel piccolo, at restaurants, etc. Each traveler should expect an amount of SEK 20–25 per day, which is distributed between drivers and local guides. The guide (s) who travel on the whole / parts of the tour usually get a little higher tips than local guides, drivers and “bus-boys”.
For the average traveler, it can be difficult to know how much each one should have. But with 1-2 USD you get far! In practice, it is possible to arrange for the tour guide to collect money for the entire trip and ensure that the right people get what they need.
Like Sweden, Cambodia has 220 volts. The contacts are usually of the same type as in Sweden, but there may be different variants. Therefore, feel free to bring an adapter set with several options.
Telephone and internet
Cambodia’s international country code is +855. It is expensive to call home from Cambodia, so feel free to consult with your mobile operator regarding coverage and prices for outgoing calls.
Nowadays, there are Internet cafes everywhere in Cambodia, but we know from experience that it can be difficult to get there, other than during the free days of the trip or when we are done with today’s program. Many hotels in Cambodia have internet service, but the connection is not always as fast as at home.
In Cambodia, hygiene is not always optimal and does not meet Western standards. In hotels and larger restaurants, the toilets are modern / western class. Out in the country, however, you can count on going to so-called pedal toilets, and that there is a lack of toilet paper. The standard of public toilets or in the countryside can thus be relatively primitive. Bring your own toilet paper or a package of wet wipes and perhaps hand sanitizer (available at Swedish pharmacies, for example), so you will not be as dependent on access to water.
During flight and bus transport, there is an absolute ban on smoking.