When to goYou can visit Cambodia all year round but if you don't like really high temperatures the best time is the months of December and January, and if you don't like crowds and you want to see the temples at Angkor without them, then it's better to go in June or September.
Entry requirementsYou need a visa to get into Cambodia. It has recently become possible to order one on-line which avoids the long queues at the airport when you arrive. If not, you can do it there, either at the airport when you arrive, or if you cross the border from Vietnam, Laos or Thailand. Make sure you have identity photos and US dollars to pay for it.
Health adviseThere are no obligatory vaccinations for going to Cambodia but you should make sure that all your vaccinations are up to date and you are recommended to have Hepatitis A and B. You may be advised to get vaccinated against rabies, Japanese encephalitis and typhoid but they aren't obligatory, especially if you are not leaving the big towns. If you are expecting to spend time in the jungle or the isolated islands then you should take anti-malaria treatment.
Airline ticketsThere are numerous airlines that fly from the UK to Cambodia, either Phnom Penh or Siem Reap, but very few direct flights. Most flights require one or two stops. Flights start as low as £500 return.
Time differenceThe time is 7 hours ahead of the UK in winter and 6 hours ahead in summer.
LanguageThe official language is Khmer, and it's spoken all over the country, except by a few ethnic minorities in the province of Ratanakiri who speak Krom. However, since the arrival of mass tourism, lots of Cambodians speak English, especially in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Battambang.
The Embassy of the United Kingdom in Cambodia
Preah Botum Soriyavong, Phnom Penh
Tel: +855 23 427 124
Cambodian Embassy in the UK
64 Brondesbury Park
London NW6 7AT
+44 20 8451 7850
Phone and internet connection
International telephone code: +855
Internet is accessible everywhere, hotels, bars and restaurants generally have good wifi.
The plugs are like French plugs so you will need an adapter.
If you are going to remote areas, or are staying with locals, electricity is often only available a few hours a day.