The Kingdom of Cambodia is located in South East Asia and within the Indochina Peninsula - the country has long borders with both Thailand and Vietnam and is also bordered by Laos. Cambodia's 440km long coastline is to the south-west of the country and nestles against the Gulf of Thailand. The beautiful Mekong River cuts through part of Cambodia and in fact goes through the middle of
Cambodia's capital city of Phnom Penh. Mainly populated by Buddhists, Cambodia is a democratic country which is overseen by a monarchy - the King has the right to appoint his Prime Minister for instance.
Cambodia - currency - ATMs - other info. Although Cambodia's currency is the Riel (KHR) you will find that everything - from hotel bills to supermarkets (and even paying for a tuk-tuk ride)
all expect to be payed in US Dollars - the only sign of a Riel would be if any change under 1USD is necessary.
ATMs are widely available in Phnom Penh however all the ones we found would only issue
currency in US Dollars - not a sign or option of getting any Cambodian Riel.
Cambodian time is G.M.T plus 7 hours and the international dialling code for the country is +855. There are usually plenty of police and tourist police wandering around popular visitor areas and locations. Useful phone numbers in Phnom Penh are:-
Fire: 118, Police: 117
and ambulance etc.: 119 and the passport office for non-Cambodians is 012 854 874