Thanks to Tomb Raider movie which put Cambodia on the map, this developing Southeast Asian country now relies heavily on the tourism industry for her revenue. While Angkor Wat is on every bucket list, there are plenty of other hidden gems all over the country.


    Country Code: +855
    Time Zone: GMT +7 hours (1 hour behind Singapore)
    Peak Travel Period: Dec – Mar
    Four Seasons: No
    Currency: Cambodia Riel (KHR)

    Tap water: Unsafe. Drink filtered or bottled water
    AC Socket Type: Types  A, C & G – 230V 50Hz
Cambodia Power Plug - Types A, C & G - 230V 50Hz


The language spoken in Cambodia is Khmer, and do note that there is a difference to saying “Yes” depending on your gender.

  • Yes – បាទ (baht) for males, ចា (ja) for females
  • No – អត់ទេ/ទេ (otday)
  • Hello/Greetings – ជំរាបសួរ (chom rab suor) / សួស្ (su saw day)
  • Thank you – ឣរគុណ (’au kun)
  • Sorry / Excuse Me – សុំទោស (som tou)
  • Do you speak English? – អ្នកចេះភាសាអង់គ្លេសទេ? (anak cheh pheasa ’angoklesa te)
  • How much is this? – នេះថ្លៃប៉ុន្មាន? (neh thley bomean)
  • Goodbye – លាសិន​ហើយ (lea sen ​haeuy)