Cambodia Travel Overview

Cambodia Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Phnom Penh (See more on ITYPEMBA.COM)

Official language: Khmer

Currency: Riel

Continent: South East Asia

Cambodia vacation

The temple city in the rainforest

Cambodia was once the scene of bloody fighting and in the hands of a terrorist regime. Today it is increasingly being discovered by travelers, especially the country’s temples attract tourists from Southeast Asia but also Europe and America to the country on the Mekong.


According to Countryaah, Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia. The Mekong, the connecting lifeline of this region, flows through the country. It borders and borders Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand.


The country, whose language (Khmer) has its own script, offers many cultural attractions. For a long time the state was cut off from the outside world by the regime of the Khmer Rouge.

In addition to several small “wats” (temples), which testify to the long tradition of Hinduism and Buddhism in the country, Angkor Wat is more impressive than many other temples in the region due to the sheer size of the area. Angkor Wat is the largest temple in the middle The area is criss-crossed with artificial watercourses and enclosed by a boundary wall.


Cambodia is still heavily mined in parts. Therefore, pay attention to the warning signs if you stray from the paths you are familiar with. The places of interest for tourism and the area around settlements are largely mine-free. If in doubt, ask the locals. The question about mines in Khmer is: mian minh te?

Important facts

Capital: Phnom Penh

Official language: Khmer


Currency (sub-unit)

Riel (10 Karak = 100 Sen)

ISO 4217 code

CHR / 116


Continent: Asia

Region: Southeast

Geo coordinates: N 12 ° 33 ‘56.4 “E 104 ° 59’ 27.5”

Highest mountain: Phnum Aoral (1,810 m)

Total area: 181,040 km²

Mainland: 176,520 km²

National border: 2,572 km

Coastline: 443 km


Dependency: France until 1953

UN member since: 1955

Form of government: People’s Republic


Cambodia GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Rice, rubber, corn

BSP: $ 5.589 million

GDP: $ 5.751 million

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 26,990,000,000

Economic growth: 6.7%

Inflation rate: 7%

State budget revenue: $ 640000000

State budget expenditure: $ 755,000,000

Export: $ 3,021,000,000

Import: $ 3,940,000,000

Gold and currency reserves: $ 1,328,000,000

Electricity consumption: 150 million KWh

Oil consumption: 4,600 million m³

Cultivation area: 20.92%

Bovine: 3,217,000 pieces

Pigs: 1,989,000 pieces

Fishing: 460,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 13,881,500

Residents in cities: 2,382,000

Average age: 20.6 years

0-14 years: 35.6%

15-64 years: 61%

> 65 years: 3.4%

Population growth: 1.78%

Birth rate: 26.9 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 9.06 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 0.95

Fertility: 3.37 children / woman

Infant mortality: 68.78 ‰

Life expectancy men: 57.35 years

Life expectancy women: 61.32 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: KH

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: KHM

ISO 3166 numeric: 116

Top Level Domain: kh

IOC country code: CAM


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 44,400

Cell Phones: 620,000

Radios: 1,630,000

TV: 113,000

Computer: 59,000

Internet users: 150,000


Railway lines: 602 km

Paved roads: 2,680 km

Cars: 340,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 544


Number of doctors: 2,470

Daily food intake: 2,040 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 180,000


Illiteracy: 24%


Foundation: 598

Last sovereign since: 1953


Main religious group: Buddhists


Prison inmates: 7,200


Armed forces (troop strength): 120,000

Main battle tank: 170

Warplanes: 25th

Defense Spending: $ 152,000,000


Arriving by plane

The national airline is called Cambodia Angkor Air (K6) (INternet: There are currently international connections from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, to Bangkok in Thailand and to Hanoi in Vietnam, and from Phnom Penh to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Thai Airways (TG) and Lufthansa (LH)

fly from Germany, national airlines and Thai Airways from Vienna and Zurich. Eva Air (BR) also flies from Vienna. All connections go through Bangkok.

Departure fee

US $ 25. Under 12: US $ 13. Children under 2 years of age are excluded.

Arrival by ship

The port of Phnom Penh can be reached through the Mekong Delta. There are regular ferry connections on this route. The most important port is Sihanoukville (formerly Kompong Som), which can be reached by boat from Koh Kong across the border with Vietnam at Hat Lek.

Arrival by car

The Trapeang Kreal border crossing connects Kombodscha with Laos.


Traveling by plane

The national airlines Cambodia Angkor Air (K6) (Internet: and Cambodia Bayon Airlines (B9) connect the cities of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh as well as Siem Reap and Sihanouk Ville. Cambodia Airlines (Y6) also offers domestic flights.

On the go by train

The only currently regularly operated rail link runs from Phnom Penh to Battambang. It is extremely slow (travel time: 12-13 hours) and trains are overcrowded and not air-conditioned. The train is rarely used by visitors.

On the way by ship

State ferries depart from Psar Cha Ministry of Transport Ferry Landing (between 102 and 104 Street) and go to Kompong Cham, Kratie, Stung Treng, Kompong Chhnang and Phnom Krom. There is a speedboat connection on the route between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, which is particularly popular with travelers (travel time: 4-5 hours). Due to the increasing crime rate, you should only use speedboats between cities.

On the way by car / bus

Most of the roads are in poor condition and the road to Vietnam is open. Accidents and assaults are common. The risk can be reduced by driving in a convoy and avoiding night drives. It is imperative to obtain information about road safety prior to traveling.

Bus: Long-distance buses from Phnom Penh Sorya Transportation (Internet: go to Kampot, Sihanoukville, Battambang and Siem Reap.

Taxis are available in larger cities, at taxi stands or in front of the larger hotels.