Things you wish you’d knew before visiting Cambodia – A travelogue for travelers
Cambodia is undoubtedly one of those countries which most people have on their bucket list of destinations. If it isn’t for the host of travel awards which Siem Reap keeps winning for being one of the best attractions, you would simply fall in love with the Cambodian people who are always smiling and happy. The Cambodian locals strive hard to make your vacation memorable enough. Nevertheless, no matter which place you’re planning to travel, it is vital to stay prepared. It is important to learn a little bit about that place before you arrive.
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#1: Cambodia trades US dollars
If you’re an Australian who has been to Cambodia, you may have to bang your head every time you make an ATM withdrawal. Due to the fact that the exchange rate is extremely low, when you withdraw $200, your bank will find a debit of $280 along with the ATM fee of around $5 which is the standard fee. You can minimize the fees by restraining the number of withdrawals from ATM.
#2: Cambodia won’t offer you a great deal for ‘Family Accomodation’
Just because family travelers are extremely seasonal, Siem Reap is a place which has not been set up for family accomodations. You won’t find too many hotels which have got playgrounds and kids clubs. Nevertheless, you may get Resort Rentals if you’re traveling with your friends of spouse. Ensure choosing a place which offers you spacious rooms with pools where kids can enjoy their stay.
#3: Visiting temples is a must
The best and the most famous spot for tourism in Cambodia is Siem Reap which is the place for Angkor Wat apart from some other beautiful temples. Although you can tour the temples all along yet it is better to hire a guide or a driver for the day. They are the ones who can help you arrange things in a reasonable manner as the guides are all licensed. A tuk-tuk is a nice perk which takes you from one place to another.
#4: Rainy season is not as bad as it is touted to be
There are many people who have always avoided Asia during the rainy season but little do they know the subtle difference between monsoon season and rainy season. The latter is that period when it rains every other day but if you visit Cambodia during this season, the afternoons will be clear and hence you can move around freely over all the best destinations.
#5: No need to plan ahead of time
As soon as you reach Siem Reap, you will see that excessive planning is not necessary. During the high season, this may not hold true but as soon as you visit the hotel, you will see that the hotel authorities will manage the entire tour for you.
Therefore, if you’re planning to visit Cambodia in 2018, follow the above mentioned tips and advices on the place so that you can make it memorable.