Cambodia might be a corrupted and poor country, but it’s home to some of the friendliest people on our planet. More than 1.3 million people come to Cambodia to visit the incredible Angkor Wat every year. However, many of them aren’t aware of the hidden beauty that lies in this country. Are you planning a holiday in Cambodia soon? Check out our articles to get some helpful Cambodia travel tips (and best suggestions from the locals) before you visit.
Basic Information About Cambodia
Cambodia is home to 16 million people. Around 97.7% of the total population consists of ethnic Khmer.
The official language is Khmer.
Cambodia’s official currency is the Cambodian Riel (currency code KHR) although USD is used widely too. One Euro/USD is equal to roughly 4,400-4,000 KHR.
With a territory of 181,035 square kilometers, Cambodia is the 26th largest country in Asia. Cambodia is located in mainland Southeast Asia, and shares its borders with Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, the Gulf of Thailand
Cambodia has a tropical climate and is dominated by monsoon with two different seasons. The rainy season (May to October) with usual temperature of 22°C, and dry season (November to April) with usual temperature of 40°C,
Economy & Budget
Cambodia is lower middle-income country has an open market economy. . Backpackers can survive with around $25 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $40 and $60 per day on average.
Phnom Penh is the capital city of Cambodia with a total population of 1.5 million.
Books to read before traveling to Cambodia
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