What Do You Need to Know Before Going to Cambodia? – Cambodia is a country where the majority of the population is Buddhist, Cambodia is a country located in Asia not too far from Indonesia, Cambodia is a country that has a unique and long past history, so that Cambodia is one of the interesting countries to visit, because there is a lot of past history. then unique that can be learned. If you are interested in Cambodia you must know the following things
1. Flight tickets
Currently, there are direct flights from Jakarta to Phnom Penh with prices that are quite cheap and affordable, which is only around Rp. 1 million. And you can order it through an online application, maybe you can get a discount promo or cashback. So the price becomes cheaper.
Another alternative if you are more adventurous, you can book a flight ticket to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. And continue the journey to Phnom Penh by bus. This road trip will take about 6 hours. Don’t worry, you don’t need a visa to enter Vietnam and Cambodia.
In Cambodia there are various types of accommodation. Starting from hostels that cost 18,000 – 30,000 KHR (about 60 thousand – 100 thousand rupiah), to air-conditioned hotel rooms that cost 60,000 – 80,000 KHR (about 200 thousand – 275 thousand rupiah). The price of lodging can certainly be even cheaper, if you order it through an online application before leaving. Because usually many promos are offered. If you want to save more on your budget, you can try to take advantage of CouchSurfing. This site has many members almost all over the world. They provide a place to stay for free, for tourists who come to visit their country. But you can’t complain if you only get a small room, or even just get a sofa to sleep on. The name is free too!
To get around Cambodia, you can use public transportation such as a tuk-tuk or bus. However, public transportation in Cambodia is not as comfortable as in Indonesia. To try a tuk-tuk, you have to be good at bargaining. Because usually local residents give high prices for tourists. While the price of intercity bus tickets in Cambodia is cheap, which is only around Rp. 150 thousand only. If you want to get around Cambodia in comfort, you can try online taxis or consider renting a car and driver there.
Cambodia is a country where the majority of the population is Buddhist. So not all places to eat in Cambodia serve halal food. But don’t worry, because it’s not difficult to find halal food in this country. You can ask the hotel clerk, online taxi driver or the tuk-tuk driver you are traveling with. The price of food there is quite cheap. For roadside food, the price is around Rp. 10 thousand – 25 thousand. As for food sold in restaurants, the price is around Rp. 35 thousand – 100 thousand. A little information, you should only bring money in USD to Cambodia.
You are free to use USD anywhere in Cambodia, including when you buy street food. These food vendors will accept it, and even if there is change they will also give change in USD.
5. Communication and internet
In Japan, you have to rent pocket WiFi so you can access the internet. In Cambodia this is not the case. When you arrive in Cambodia, you can buy a simcard from a local provider. To activate it, you only need to show your passport. After the card is active, you can use it to communicate or access the internet while you are in Cambodia. The price for the SIM card is also not expensive, only around IDR 27 thousand – 35 thousand.
Those are some things you should know when traveling to Cambodia. Even though it is not far from Indonesia, many things are different there. That’s why so that you are not confused, you must know the five things mentioned above. Well, happy traveling in Cambodia!