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Amazing vistas, stone temples and massive green jungles are just a few of Cambodia’s sights. In the cities, travelers can find world-class restaurants and a fun nightlife.
For those looking to experience a new culture and meet new people, Cambodians are generous and very hospitable.
For the history buffs, Cambodia has been working to rebuild after the starvation, poverty, and violence that plagued the Khmer Rouge from 1975 to 1979, putting up monuments and statues to celebrate what the country overcame.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for cambodia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccines for Cambodia: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, cholera, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza.
A Japanese encephalitis vaccine is recommended for some travelers. This is especially true if you will be staying longer-term or visiting rural areas.
Travelers should also take steps to avoid mosquito bites and mosquito-borne disease like malaria and dengue. Share your itinerary with a travel medicine specialist to see if there are other steps you can take to prevent malaria, including antimalarials.
See our vaccinations page to learn more about these infections and vaccines. Ready to protect yourself? Book your travel health appointment today by calling or schedule online now.
Cholera is present in Cambodia and some of its neighboring countries. Outbreaks have been known to occur at various times and the infection is believed to be under reported by health officials.
Vaccination against the food- and water-borne infection is recommended for travelers to Cambodia, especially aid workers and individuals visiting family.
Passport Health’s travel clinics carry Vaxchora, the only cholera vaccine approved for use in the United States. Book your cholera vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.
Travelers to Cambodia must have a valid passport and visa for entry.
Tourist and business visas are valid for one month once the traveler enters the country. Additionally, the import and export of local currency (Riel) is prohibited.
For more information, see our Cambodia visa page. Or contact a Passport Health Passport and Visa specialist by calling or by filling out our online form.
Due to the country’s location close to the equator, Cambodia has a very warm climate.
November through February in is typically cool and dry. December and January are often thought of as the best times to visit due to the warm days and clear skies.
March through May are hot and dry, though there are occasional rain showers in the afternoons. From June to August it is hot and wet, as the monsoon rains begin.
Finally, September through early November is cool and wet, with the monsoon season coming to an end in late October.
The U.S. government has released some warnings regarding terrorism in Southeast Asia. All travelers should be cautious, particularly in places where large groups gather (schools, churches, nightclubs, etc).
Cambodia has a high crime rate. Petty crime, such as pick-pocketing and theft are common. Traveling alone after dark is not recommended.
Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world found in Angkor, Cambodia. It was built as a Hindu temple for the god Vishnu in the Khmer Empire. During the 12th century it became a Buddhist temple. The temple architecture is meant to represent that of Mount Meru, home of the gods.
The site is a gorgeous place to visit for those wanting to admire its architectural beauty (there are pillars decorated with lotus rosettes and dancing figures) or for those looking to better understand the history of the country.
A trip to Cambodia is an unforgettable experience. Make sure you bring everything you’ll need to enjoy it to the fullest.
When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where the U.S. embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.
U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh
#1, Street 96
Sangkat Wat Phnom
Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh
Phone: (855-23) 728-000
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