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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

OFFICIALLY THE KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA

LANGUAGE - KHMER

CURRENCY - CAMBODIAN RIEL

The U.S. dollar is Cambodia's unofficial second currency.

SAYING HELLO - "CHOUM-REAP-SOR"

Said while giving a Sampeah - place your palms together (like you're praying), and bow your head. The higher your Sampeah, and the lower your bow, the more respect you are showing.

THANK YOU - "OR-KHUN"

MUST READS - FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER

Written by Loung Ung, a survivor of the Cambodian genocide under the Khmer Rouge.

DON'T MISS - THE TEMPLES OF ANGKOR

MUST EATS - KHMER RED CURRY

GIVE BACK - BUT DO YOUR RESEARCH!

Cambodia's recent genocide still has a very visible, crippling, impact on the current state of the country and its people. If you're visiting, be prepared to see and experience these effects first-hand. There are loads of reputable non-profits seeking both volunteers and donations, but many others that take advantage of the bleeding hearts of foreign visitors. Read about my experience with both here.

 

 

FEATURED ACCOMMODATIONS

 
 
 
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When I arrived in Cambodia, I was hit with the biggest wave of travel burnout... which was quite unfortunate, as Cambodia was also about to rock my world.

This hotel was a little piece of paradise. As if the beautiful property and delicious food weren't enough to make me love it, the staff was also helpful, friendly, and ensured I had a comfortable and enjoyable stay in Siem Reap.

 

COMING SOON - SIEM REAP CITY GUIDE

 
 

 

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