CAMBODIA

Cambodia is officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, located in the southern part of the Indochina Peninsula, borderred by Vietnam to the east, Laos to the northeast, Thailand to the northwest and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. 

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YOU CAN TRAVEL IN CAMBODIA ALL YEAR ROUND!

Cambodia is blessed with a simple weather system of 2 distinct weather seasons - DRY (October to late April) and WET (May to late September). The early months of the wet season (May and June) usually being the hotest of the year with temperature exceeding 35*C at times.   

Khmer is the official language of Cambodia. French and English are common.

2017 PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

1 JANUARY - International New Year
7 JANUARY - Victory-over-Genocide Day

8 MARCH - International Women's Day

12 MARCH – Meak Bochea Day

13 17 APRIL– Khmer New Year Day
1 MAY - International Labour Day
10 MAY – Visak Bochea Day

13 MAY – Royal Plowing Ceremony

14 – 16 MAY – King’s Birthday holidays

01 JUNE – Children’s Day

18 JUNE – Kings Mother birthday

19 SEP – Ancestors Day

24 SEP – Constitutional Day

15 OCTOBER – Commemoration Day of King’s Father

23 OCTOBER – Paris Peace Agreement Day

29 OCTOBER – King’s Coronation Day

04 – 09 NOVEMBER – Water Festival Ceremony Holidays

10 DECEMBER – International Human Rights Day

Cambodia will start to offer new multi-entry tourist visas effective from 1 September, 2016

Effective 1 September 2016, international tourists and investors can apply for multiple-entry visas when arriving at Cambodia airports for one, two or three years and the price of the visas will differ according to duration and nationality.

At present, travellers from ASEAN countries (Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) can visit Cambodia for up to 30 days without a visa, while other nationalities can obtain a 30-day visa-on-arrival at the country’s airports.

VISA ON ARRIVAL

Most nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival at Siem Reap airport. The exceptions are for nationals from Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Arab Saudi, Algeria, Sudan, Sri Lanka and Nigeria – who must all apply at their nearest Cambodian embassy.

The visa fee for other countries is as follows:-

  • Tourist Visa Fee                USD 30
  • Business Visa Fee            USD 35

Method of Payment: payment in USD only

On arrival please proceed to the visa desk, provide 1 passport photo and the fee. A visa will be issued and usually only takes a few minutes to process.

E-Visa (where applicable)

An alternative to obtaining a visa on arrival is to obtain an e-visa before departure. The exceptions are for nationals from Afghanistan, Algeria, Arab Saudi, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Nigeria – who must all apply at their nearest Cambodian embassy. Application and further information through https://www.evisa.gov.kh/

Please note e-visa is for tourist visas only – the fee is USD 30 plus USD 7 processing charge.

When to go and weather

Low season for travel is May - Sep. This is rainy season, which also means green landscapes. Big accommodation discounts and cloudy cover make this a great time to visit the temples.

Shoulder season (Apr - Oct). It is very hot and sweaty. October and November is excelent time to explore Cambodia when rains taper off and dry season has yet to begin.

High season (Nov - Feb) is cooler and windy. Book accommodation in advance for Christmas and New Year.