ABOUT CAMBODIA AND ITS PEOPLE
The red Khmer genocide in the 70 s followed by local conflicts with their vietnamese neighbours have led Cambodia in such a state that the Cambodian people party’s after 20 years in power have not yet manage to get most of its people out of poverty, to end corruption wherease the country attracts investisor and has one of the fastest growing economy.
Cambodian people, like other population who have recently faced horrors, wars and have starved, seem to celebrate the little joys of everyday life and will to offer to the travelers smile.
WHEN TO GO
From october to april, during the dry season. If you like colder temperatures, get there before mars, then the temperatures will rise.
PLUS OF THE DESTINATION
The unique historical heritage of Siem Reap that attracts most of travelers, which let other localities not so crowed for travelers who wish to spend more time in the country.
Be patient, smile, ask the price of a service before accepting it.
Never plant shop sticks in a bol, Do not take picture without asking, no topless in public area.
Knowing few words of Cambodian will show your respect and your will to exchange.
IDEA OF AVERAGE BUDGETS PER DAY
For backpackers, per person: $ 6 for dormitory bed + $ 10 for food + drinks = $ 20 per day
For family of 4 with 2 kids under 12y old: $ 40 for a standard family room, $ 25 for food and drinks= 90$ per day
For a comfortable trip for a couple, $ 60 for a room, $ 52 for food and drinks= $112 per day
For a tour guide: $ 10 for a couple per day
For a local guide, driver: $ 10 for a couple per day
A visa is required to enter on the cambodian territories. You can get it at your arrival on the international airports of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, at the river border at Chau Doc, the road Border of Ha Tien and for 30$ (price february 2018). If you will not arrive at the airport or the bavet Moc Bai road border, get two id pictures with you.
OVERALL EVALUATION OF THE COUNTRY:
SPORTS ACTIVITIES: 2/5, SUITABLE TO FAMILY: 3/5, CULTURAL / HISTORY RESSOURCES: 5/5, LANDSCAPES: 3/5
ECO PRODUCT OFFER: 1/5, TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES: 2/5