Cambodia Travel Overview
Capital: Phnom Penh
Official language: Khmer
Continent: South East Asia
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?
Capital: Phnom Penh
Official language: Khmer
Riel (10 Karak = 100 Sen)
ISO 4217 code
CHR / 116
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
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
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
UN / LOCODE: KH
Telephone connections: 44,400
Cell Phones: 620,000
Internet users: 150,000
Railway lines: 602 km
Paved roads: 2,680 km
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
Last sovereign since: 1953
Main religious group: Buddhists
Prison inmates: 7,200
Armed forces (troop strength): 120,000
Main battle tank: 170
Defense Spending: $ 152,000,000
Arriving by plane
The national airline is called Cambodia Angkor Air (K6) (INternet: www.cambodiaangkorair.com). 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.
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.
ON THE GO
Traveling by plane
The national airlines Cambodia Angkor Air (K6) (Internet: www.cambodiaangkorair.com) 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: www.ppsoryatransport.com) go to Kampot, Sihanoukville, Battambang and Siem Reap.
Taxis are available in larger cities, at taxi stands or in front of the larger hotels.