Cambodia Travel Guide

Plan your holiday to Cambodia with our handy travel guide resources that cover all you'll need to know before you go. You'll find information on top destinations to visit and when best to see these places plus details on what visa you'll need and how to get one. There's tips on what pre-travel health precautions you'll need to take, what currency you'll need and where to find ATMs with plenty more topics covered. You can see what our travellers think of our Cambodia tours and what multi-touring combinations we offer with neighbouring countries in Southeast Asia. Cambodia's crowning glory - the spectacular temples of Angkor - is covered in detail with two comprehensive guides on how to plan your visit and which temples you need to see.

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Best Places to Visit

Don't miss out on these top attractions from ancient ruins to pristine islands and more

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Best Time to Visit

Information on Cambodia's seasons and climate so you can pick the best time to go

Currency

Top Travel Tips

Loads of useful tips on everything from currency to cuisine, shopping to tipping.

Visas

Tourist Visas

Details on the type of visa you'll need to visit Cambodia and how to obtain one

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Multi-country Tours

Why stop at Cambodia? Visit more of Southeast Asia with our tour combinations

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Traveller Reviews

Find out why our travellers love our tours to Cambodia and the local guides we use

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Visiting Angkor Wat

A must read for planning a trip to iconic Angkor Wat with tips on top spots for sunrise

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Temples of Angkor

The top 10 temples to visit in the Angkor temple complex including Bayon

Get to know Cambodia

Recommended Reading

  • Survival in the Killing Fields
    by Haing Ngor
  • First They Killed My Father
    by Loung Ung
  • A Dragon Apparent
    by Norman Lewis
Did you know...?

Facts about Cambodia

  • The Cambodian flag is the only national flag that has an image of a building, its national symbol Angkor Wat.
  • The birth rate in Cambodia is 3x higher than the death rate with half the current population younger than 15 years old.
  • Cambodia is still one of the most landmine affected countries in the world with over 25,000 amputees.

Cambodia Travel Advice for New Zealand Travellers

The safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep informed of current travel guidance on Cambodia. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from Safe Travel New Zealand when planning your trip.

Flying to Cambodia from New Zealand:

The average flight time between New Zealand and Cambodia is 15 hours though it ultimately depends on which city you are departing from and the route you fly. In Cambodia the main international gateways are the capital city of Phnom Penh and popular Siem Reap though there are no direct flights from New Zealand to either of these destinations. Most flights will require one or two transit stops. One of the fastest routes is with Singapore Airlines via Singapore with Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur a close second. A number of our Cambodia tours combine with neighbouring Vietnam and will start in either Hanoi or Saigon and end in Siem Reap. For such a route you can book what's known as an open jaw ticket, flying into one city and departing from another. From New Zealand the quickest options for this route are with Malaysia Airlines and Thai Airways. You can search on Expedia for flight deals from New Zealand to Cambodia.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Cambodia Tourist Organisation site and the latest Cambodia Weather Updates from the BBC.