Travel guide

To the foundations of the Khmer people.

Everything and its opposite about what we broadcast about this country. The beauty of its temples, and the history of a martyred population. We prefer to keep the contemplation of these monuments while paying tribute to a fabulous culture.

Walk through the world’s most spectacular temples in Angkor, accompanied by colorfully dressed monks. discover the expanses of sugar palms and rice paddies, discover the bustling capital of Phnom Penh, and finally, relax in Sihanoukville, the country’s seaside resort.

Time difference



Cambodian Riel


Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

  • Good morning / Good evening = Sou sdey
  • How are you? = Sok sabay
  • Fine, thank you, and you? = Sok sabay. Tcho néa végn ?
  • Do you speak French/English? = teuï neak niyeay baraing té ?
  • I understand/ I don’t understand = At jol
  • Sorry = Som toh
  • Goodbye = Lee Hai
  • Welcome = Svakom
  • Thank you (very much) = Orkurn (chran)
  • Excuse me/Please = Som toh
  • I am French = Knyom Barang
  • My name is… = Knyom chmoh …
  • No thanks = At té, orkurn
  • Yes/No = Cha (si vous êtes une fille) ou Baat (si vous êtes un garçon) / At té
  • You’re welcome = Men ey tei

Key figures

15,288,489 inhabitants (2019)

Surface area: 181,035 km²

Good to know


Up-to-date vaccinations :

  • diphtheria-tetanus-polio (DTP)
  • rubella-mumps-measles (MMR) in children
  • anti-tuberculosis treatment.

Other recommended vaccinations: depending on local travel conditions, vaccinations against typhoid fever and viral hepatitis A and B may be recommended.

Vaccination against rabies may also be offered in certain cases, depending on the conditions and location of your stay. Ask your doctor or an international vaccination center for advice.

For stays in rural areas, vaccination against Japanese encephalitis may be required (if necessary, the French vaccine can be obtained from the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge). In addition to vaccination, as this viral disease is transmitted by mosquito bites, it is necessary to take protective measures against mosquitoes (see below).


A visa is required to enter Cambodia. Provided your passport is valid for at least 6 months, visas can be issued at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports by the immigration authorities, subject to payment of a US$30 fee for a tourist visa; please bring a passport photo (4 x 6 cm).