Practical information

Local time
Cambodia is 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time.

Electricity
In Cambodia electric current is mostly 220V. Sockets are generally of . Three-pin plug adaptors can usually be found at local markets in Phnom Penh.
Due to its limited power supply, power cuts are frequent, but most hotels and restaurants in the main cities have their own generators.

Water
It is advisable not to drink water from the tap unless it is boiled properly.

Telecommunication
The telecommunication network includes satellite, landline, mobile, Internet cafes, radio systems and GSM (check with your home provider if roaming is permitted). Otherwise you can buy a telephone card via the local telephone provider M-Phone against 15 USD for around 25 minutes of call to a foreign country.
International phone calls can be made from the main post offices, private business centres and hotels. Public phone booths can also be found in the main post offices, hotels and restaurants.

Transportation
There are two international airports in Cambodia: Phnom Penh International Airport located 20 minutes from the town centre and Siem Reap airport, 7 km from the heart of the town.
Road networks have improved but still need to be upgraded in some areas. To cover a distance, it is reasonable to count an average speed of 50 km / hour.
By speedboat, it takes 6 hours from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Journey not recommended for elderly persons and groups.
Helicopter sightseeing in Angkor has become available using safe helicopters flown by qualified pilots.

Driving
In Cambodia, we drive on the right side.
A Cambodian driver’s licence is required to drive in Cambodia, including for the use of motorcycles. Holders of International Driving Permits can apply for one at a cost of US $25. Some local travel agencies can arrange a licence for an additional administrative fee. Driving without a licence may invalidate your travel insurance in the event of an accident. Check with the rental company what insurance is included in the hire. Drivers not in possession of a valid Cambodian driver’s licence have had motorcycles impounded with the police imposing a hefty charge for release.
Renting a motorbike is possible in Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville but not in Siem Reap. For security reasons, we do not recommend it in Phnom Penh to inexperienced drivers.

Food
Cambodian food is closely related to the cuisines of neighbouring Thailand and Laos and, to a lesser extent, Vietnam, but there are however some distinct local dishes. The overall consensus is that Khmer cooking is like Thai without being as spicy. Curries, stir fried vegetables, rice, noodles and soups are staples of the Khmer diet. Sea food and fish are both abundant and delicious. Cambodia is well known in the region for its Prahok, a strong, fermented fish paste used in a variety of traditional dishes