Located in Southeast Asia, Cambodia attracts many visitors every year, to discover its natural wonders but also its culture, history and world-famous temples. Its plains, mountains and coastline offer breathtaking views and opportunities for many activities. With about 2 million visitors every year, Angkor also offers one, if not the most impressive temple complexes in the world. While Angkor Wat is undoubtedly the most known temple, as it is thought to be the largest single religious monument in the world, Angkor boasts over a thousand other ones! Our partners have selected some activities and created accessible itineraries for you to discover what Cambodia has to offer.
Cambodia is not exactly the first destination that comes to mind when thinking about accessible travel. Broken pavements, uneven grounds, steep stairs etc make it a challenging country to visit. However, it must be noted that Cambodian people are usually very kind and helpful towards all foreigners. It is easy to find assistance whenever needed. Professional tour operators like our partners also have the local knowledge to help making an accessible trip to Cambodia possible. With the right information and the right help, a trip to Cambodia would without a doubt be memorable!
No vaccinations are officially required when entering Cambodia. However, travellers are highly encouraged to get protected against malaria, tetanus, rabies, typhoid, hepatitis A and hepatitis B. Visitors should also brought their essential medications as they might not be available to purchase in Cambodia. Public health facilities are not very well equipped. Many treatments and procedures are not available. Getting a good travel insurance is recommended.
The area has been classed as having a risk of Zika virus transmission, and there have been cases of Dengue fever. Travelers should avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent against mosquitoes.
Travelers should remember to drink plenty of bottled water, not to drink tap water, and avoid long period of sun exposure.
After years of insecurity, Cambodia has gradually returned to stability, since 1998. Even though most visits to Cambodia are free of trouble, travelers should remain vigilant at all times. Pickpockets and bag snatching cases are frequent, especially in touristy areas. In general, travellers are recommended to use a hotel safe for their valuables, not to carry a lot of items with them, and if going out with a bag, make sure sure the strap is over their shoulder and away from the road.
Cambodia has a tropical climate with year-round hot temperatures. The yearly average temperature is indeed around 28 degrees. The country has 2 distinct seasons: the rainy season from April to October, and the dry season, from November to March.
Electricity in Cambodia is 230V/50Hz. Most sockets can accommodate plugs with 2 flat pins.
The official language of Vietnam is Vietnamese. English is widely spoken and understood in the hospitality industry, while French is popular amongst the locals.
Travellers entering Cambodia must hold a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months. Depending on the passport they hold, they will also require a visa or e-visa. Tourist visas can be obtained on arrival at Phnom Penh or Siem Reap international airports, with a passport photograph. Please check the list of countries to verify the entry requirements prior travelling onto http://www.visitcambodia.org/plan-for-wonders#block-visatopblock-2.