Angkor Wat Plus
Fascinating Tours of Angkor
Wat with boat trip to Phnompenh
Visit Phnompenh and Angkor Wat
(Siemreap) - Cambodia by Flight
List of notable hotels in
Angkor or Siemreap area and in Phnompenh
Descriptive introduction of
main attraction in Phnompenh, Cambodia
Equip yourself with country facts
of Cambodia such as its People,
Language, Local Handicraft, etc.
- Cambodia Visa
- Cambodia Airport Tax
- Restaurants & Dining
- Local Handicrafts
More Informations for: - Country Facts
countries, Cambodia visa can be applied for and issued upon arrival at airports for
entering by air, whether in the capital city Phnom Penh, or at Siem Reap- a home province
of Angkor Wat - where direct flight from Bangkok is available these days. Travelers must
bring along one passport-size photograph and their passport. Application form is
distributed for by the Government Immigration upon arrival. The fee is US$20 for a one-month visa payable in USD cash upon
issuance on arrival.
Cambodia by air, airport taxes payable upon each departure is applied. For international
destination, the cost is US$20. For domestic destination, the cost is US$14.
& Monetary System
currency is Riels, which is circulated in mere form of cash note with tradable
denomination commencing from 100; 200; 500; 1000; 2000; 5000; 10000; 20000; 50000; 100000.
Due to high rate of
inflation, which is 4000
riels/USD at this time of writing,
Cambodian households and business prefer to apply USD cash in the course of daily
business. For this reason, it is common to see USD cash is widely accepted for trading all
Cambodia has its national
bank called The National Bank of Cambodia, and several privately-owned banks operating in
major cities. Due to a lack of faith, most Cambodian households and business have not
applied banking system for check accounts or whatsoever. They have accounts open with the
National Bank of Cambodia and with private banks, but this is just in favor of easing
necessary Overseas Transfers.
Credit cards and traveler
cheques have to be encashed, which can be done with banks in Phnom Penh only, for trading
in Cambodia. However,
some major hotels or business in Phnom Penh accept credit cards and
traveler cheques on condition that compensation charge with rates from
advised to make use of USD cash for personal petty cash.
The renowned Central Market (
New Market) is one of the largest and busiest markets in Phnom Penh, which is most popular
for locals and foreigners. Located in the heart of the capital, the renowned large
building is designed by French architect. There are a varieties of items on sales such as
souvenir gifts, artifacts dated back to French Indochina era, jewelry, household
appliances and nearly every thing you can think of.
The Toul Tom Pong Market (
The Russian Market) is the city's best source of object dárt. Items for
sales including miniature Buddha, various ritual objects and old
Indochinese coins. There are also quite a few gold smiths and
silversmiths inside the market.
The Olympic market, owned by
one of Cambodia's most powerful tycoon. A great deal of wholesaling is done at the Olympic
Market, near the Olympic Stadium. The market was upgraded and reopened in 1994 as the
first three-floor covered market in the Kingdom.
|Rice and fish
are the basic food items among the Khmer people. Famous classical Khmer specialty widely
enjoyed up to now are: Nhaom (a popular cuisine comprises of vinegar, dried fish and herb
and vegetable); Kor Kor ( normally cooked with fish and a mix of vegetables ); Amok (fish
cooked in coconut); Samlor Machu (vinegar soup cooked with fish and mixed with a variety
of vegetables). Other dishes cooked with pork, chicken, beef arealso the main diets.
Western menus are commonly available in the capita of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and
In Phnom Penh:
(Foreign Correspondents' Club of Cambodia) - right facing the Mekong river serving French cuisine and is a meeting
spots from all sorts of people including reporters, journalist and NGOs living in Phnom
Penh. It provides a good opportunity for all kind of nationalities from around the world
Restaurant - a convenient location
recommended for lunch and start making tours. Most tour operators are taking their
customers to this restaurants as hygiene and sanitation are ensured. Moreover, the
restaurant provides good Chinese and European menus.
Village - Further down the
Japanese-Cambodian Friendship bridge, nearly 300 restaurants are closely linked on both
side of the main road over looking the river or inside the large lake, making a memorable
Cambodia's farewell meals. It serves Cambodian foods and is also a chance for those who
want to enjoy a free traditional classical dance, Rocks and Roll music during their
dinner, as most restaurants provides performance thereof. For more enjoyable, we are
pleased to recommend its clients to take a boat trip from Sofitel Cambodiana and back by
cars. It is recommended for dinner.
the river in the capital, Apsara,
Cambodiana Hotel and FCCC (The Foreign
Correspondents' Club of Cambodia) offer Khmer, French and Chinese menus. The FCCC is a
good meeting spot whereby up-to-date information about Cambodia, particularly politics and
business, can be obtained fast.
the bridge cross the river locates the restaurants village offering a wide range of local
specialties and performance of traditional and modern dances and music. A few minutes from
the capital, customers can enjoy fresh evening air in nice restaurants decorated with
gentle lights, which look so romantic.
at Hotel Inter.Continental-Phnom Penh
located inside the Capital also offer international and local flair for a varieties of
Khmer and foreign menus accompanied by gentle local and international music.
Bayon - located in the centre of Siemreap, a romantic
place during the night capturing the sound of silence that bring back the memory of Angkor
sites during the day. It is an unescaped once serving Western - Asian and Chinese foods.
However, Siemreap town still provides a limited places for meals, therefore having meal
inside the hotel is also encouraged.
(English speaking staff), Banteay Srei and Bayon Restaurant are good at offering Khmer and Western food. However, Bayon
Restaurant with garden terrace at the back is a favorite place in town for foreigners
working with NGOs and travelers alike serving breakfast, lunch, dinner.
The Koh Pos serving a varieties of seafood is favorite for both
locals and foreigners, set on a small beach good for photo shoots. Outstanding dishes are
steamed fish, crabs or shrimps braised in pepper. Bienvenue and Les Feuilles are also nice
place on beach, run by Khmer-Franco families, serving good food and fresh coffee and good
drinks. Mealy Chenda is favorite for most foreigners serving Khmer, Thai and international
food, having good view as it overlooks islands, sea and international port.
National Centre of Disabled
Persons and Wat Than Showroom in the capital city feature a wide range of locally hand
crafted products by the Cambodian people with disabilities. Woven, stamped and carved
products decorated and designed in unique style are made of silk and cotton fabrics,
rattan, bamboo , wood and clays. Customers can choose from their most favorite items on
sales such as silk scuffs, purses and handbags, clothing, furnishings, paintings and the
other light and heavy items. The lively and beautiful hand crafted items made from best
silk fabric by Cambodian disabled persons help confirm an ideal---- the disabled are truly