General travel information for Cambodia
Geographical location: Southeast Asia, located on the Gulf of Siam in the northern hemisphere
Highest elevation: Phnom Aural (1813 m above sea level)
Longest river: Mekong (500 km)
Form of government: Parliamentary electoral monarchy System of
Government: Parliamentary system of government
Neighboring countries: Thailand, Laos and Vietnam
Capital: Phnom Penh
Area: Approx. 181,000 km²
Residents: Approx. 16 million people (2017)
Population density: 78 people per km²
Religions: About 93% followers of Theravada Buddhism, about 2% Muslims, minorities of Christians, ethnic and Chinese religions
Currency: Khmer Riel, 1 EUR is about 4.5 KHR; The current exchange rates for our travel
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: Monsoon climate Time zone: UTC +7
Area code: +855
Country code: K
Electricity: In Cambodia, the sockets of type A, C and G are used. The mains voltage is 230V with a 50Hz change interval. A travel plug adapter is an advantage.
Cities and regions in Cambodia
Cambodia is divided into 23 provinces of various sizes, the subordinate administrative levels of which are the districts and municipalities. The capital Phnom Penh is a special administrative area.
The settlement of the area around Phnom Penh goes back to the Khmer around 1430 with the last ruler of Angkor. The city itself only gained importance during the French colonial era, when both the king’s seat of government and the colonial administration of Cambodia were relocated to Phnom Penh and the entire city was rebuilt by the French. In the capital of Cambodia, around 1.5 million people live on an area of 376 km² (as of 2012). The city is located in the south of the country on the Tonle Sap River, a tributary of the Mekong. Phnom Penh has a university and a technical teaching institute and is connected to other countries via an international airport. Cambodia’s economy is also concentrated in the capital. The city’s port can also be reached by smaller seagoing vessels via the Mekong. In Phnom Penh. Due to the many sights and a now quite pronounced nightlife with numerous restaurants, the capital after Angkor is one of the most important tourist destinations in Cambodia. The architectural features include traditional buildings such as the wats, stupas and pavilions as well as buildings from the French colonial era and the New Khmer architecture consisting of the Olympic Stadium and the Tonle Sap Promenade. The central market in the Art Deco style of the 1930s is also worth seeing. The architectural features include traditional buildings such as the wats, stupas and pavilions as well as buildings from the French colonial era and the New Khmer architecture consisting of the Olympic Stadium and the Tonle Sap Promenade. The central market in the Art Deco style of the 1930s is also worth seeing. The architectural features include traditional buildings such as the wats, stupas and pavilions as well as buildings from the French colonial era and the New Khmer architecture consisting of the Olympic Stadium and the Tonle Sap Promenade. The central market in the Art Deco style of the 1930s is also worth seeing.
Because of the Angkor Wat temple complex, which is one of the tourist highlights of a Cambodia trip, Siem Reap is probably the most famous province of Cambodia. It is located in the north-west of the country and has a little over one million residents (2017). The south of the province, in which there is a fertile flat land with numerous rice fields, borders on the Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater reservoir in Southeast Asia with an enormous abundance of fish and a few floating villages. Also in the southern area is the provincial capital of the same name, which has around 180,000 residents, Siem Reap – just a few kilometers north of Tonle Sap Lake. The city offers enough quarters for visitors to the nearby temple complex. The slightly mountainous north of the province is covered with dense forest.
The port city on the Gulf of Siam is the fifth largest city in Cambodia with around 100,000 residents and at the same time the capital of the Sihanoukville province of the same name. The city was already known as the “Côte d’Azur” of Cambodia during the French colonial era and was a popular recreational destination for the French who worked in the colonial administration. Relics from French colonial mansions are still reminiscent of this time. In addition to the beautiful sandy beaches, Sihanoukville also has the only deep sea port in Cambodia.
Battambang, with around 200,000 residents, is the second largest city and administrative capital of the province of the same name, which is known for its fertile conditions for growing rice. In addition to the tropical picture-book landscape in which the city is embedded, the Hindu temples Wat Ek Phnom and Wat Banan, the Buddhist monastery Phnom Sampeau and the French colonial architecture are worth seeing. The Bahá’ís have set up a spacious house of prayer in Battambang. In the 19th century, the province of Battambang was part of neighboring Siam, today’s Thailand.
Fixed-date holidays in Cambodia
Jan 1st, New Years
Jan 7th Liberation Day
March 8th International Women’s Day
May 1st Labor Day
Jun 18th Birthday of the former Queen
Sept 24th Constitution and Coronation Day
Oct 31st Birthday of the former King Sihanouk
9th Nov. Independence Day
Dec. 10th Human Rights Day
Medical information for Cambodia
For legal reasons, we as a tour operator are not allowed to communicate any binding medical information for Cambodia and therefore refer to the information provided by the Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Robert Koch Institute and the German Society for Tropical Medicine and International Health
Travel advice for Cambodia
You can obtain current travel and safety information, information on entering and leaving the country, as well as special criminal information and recommendations for your stay in Cambodia from the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Mission abroad in Cambodia
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Phnom Penh Administrative
District / Consular district: Kingdom of Cambodia
Place: Phnom Penh
Street address: No. 76-78 Rue Yougoslavie (= Street 214), 12258 Phnom Penh
Postal address: Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, PO Box 60, 12258 Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Telephone: +855 23 21 61 93, +855 23 21 63 81, for emergencies + 855- (0) 10-990 002
Fax: +855 23 21 70 16, +49 30 1817 671 74
E-Mail: Contact form
Official languages im Host country: English and French
Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia in Berlin
Street address: Lichtensteinallee 1
Postal address: Benjamin-Vogelsdorff-Straße 2, 13187 Berlin
Telephone: 030 254 00 70
Fax: 030 257 995 57
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http: // www.kambodscha-botschaft.de