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Best time to visit Cambodia

The best time to visit Cambodia is between November and April, when it sees very little rain. During this time, you’ll see clear blue skies making it a great time to enjoy a relaxing getaway on the southern coast.

Outside of this period, humidity increases, and the rains come, assisting Cambodian farmers in the growing of their crops. However, you shouldn’t be deterred from travelling – the countryside is lush and green, rivers are full and flowing, and the temples are quiet. This is the best time to visit some of the outer-lying temples, which will often be deserted.

At the end of the summer one of Cambodia’s true wonders comes to life – The Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and home to Cambodia’s floating villages.

You can check the detailed guide to know exactly where and when to go in Cambodia throughout the year.

Cambodia Tourist Visa Policy for Spanish Citizens

Spanish passport holders need to have valid visa to visit Cambodia. Those wishing to travel to the kingdom of wonders have 3 ways to do so: Visa on arrival, Visa online (e-Visa), or visa applied via a Cambodian embassy.

Visa on arrival

There are two different types of visas that you can get on arrival: 

  • The single-entry Cambodia Tourist visa (T-class) costs US $30, is valid for 30 days and can be renewed once for a further 30 days without leaving the country.
  • If you know you will be staying in Cambodia for longer than 60 days, do not get a tourist visa. A renewable Cambodia Business visa (E-class) is a better option. This single-entry visa costs US $35 and is again valid for 30 days, after which you can extend it for longer period up to a year.

Visa on arrival is available at 3 international airports in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville and various international border checkpoints with Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos. 

Check more information on Cambodia visa on arrival here

Visa online (e-Visa)

Since 2006, Spanish citizens may apply for an eVisa online for US$36 before arrival. It allows a single entry and a maximum stay of 30 days for tourism purposes.

The application can be done online via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs dedicated platform: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/

There are 7 immigration checkpoints that e-visas are accepted including:

  • 3 International airports:
    • Phnom Penh International Airport 
    • Siem Reap International Airport
    • Sihanouk International Airports
  • 4 International land borders: 
    • Poipet/Aranya Prathet (Thailand)
    • Cham Yeam/Hat Lek (Thailand)
    • Bavet/Moc Bai (Vietnam)
    • Tropaeng Kreal/Stung Treng (Laos)

Note: E-visa holders can use all international border crossings to exit Cambodia, even the ones not mentioned in the list above

The e-visa cost US $30, plus a US $7 processing fee, and allow you to stay up to 30 days. The validity of the visa is 3 months starting from the date of issue. 

Check more information on Cambodia visa online here

Visa applied via a Cambodian embassy

There is no Cambodia embassy or consulate in Spain, so if you prefer to apply visa via a Cambodia embassy, you can visit one of the Cambodian embassies along the way to Cambodia. For example, in case you visit Vietnam, you can spend time visiting Cambodian embassy in Hanoi to get your visa done before continuing your journey to the Kingdom of wonders.

Requirements

Whichever visa type you are going to apply, below is the standard requirements:

  • 1 valid passport with at least 6-month validity on the date of arrival and having at least 2 blank pages.
  • 2 recent passport-sized color photos (electronic copy in case you apply for e-Visa)
  • Visa fee: $30/passport (30-day single entry visa)

There may be some extra requirements depending on the port you enter or the embassy you visit. In case you need further information, we are always available to help. CONTACT US

Here is our guide for Cambodia tourist visa policy

How much does it cost to travel to Cambodia from Spain?

For the flight cost, check the information below in this article (Getting to Cambodia from Spain)

Our recommended spending for your journey in Cambodia is about $120-150/person/day (group of 2 people). Of course, you can either spend less at about $90-100/person/day (even $30-40/day - backpacker style) or you can spend much higher depending on the services you expect on spot.

Here is our detailed guide for Budget & Currency for travelling in Cambodia

Getting to Cambodia from Spain

You can find the flight to Cambodia from some big cities such as Madrid, Barcelona, or Valencia.

Taking flight to Cambodia will land you at one the of 2 main international airports in Phnom Penh, the capital city, and Siem Reap, the ancient capital famous for its Angkor temples. 

This will depend on your travel plan in Cambodia and the flight route that you choose to have the best price.

Whatever the plan you have, as there are no direct flights from Spain to Cambodia, you need to make at least one stop somewhere before getting to Cambodia.

We recommend choosing the transit via Bangkok as you can find fruitful connections for your onward flight to the Kingdom of wonders.

Flight FAQs

Q. When is the best time to book flights to Cambodia?

Aim to have your flight tickets secured at least four months in advance to give yourself a chance of finding the cheapest flights to Cambodia. If you can then book them even further ahead, especially if your dates coincide with a major event or the peak season. 

Once you’ve narrowed down your destination by choosing a city, usually either Phnom-Penh or Siem Reap, you’ll be able to figure out what dates offer the cheapest flights to Cambodia and go from there. 

Flexibility is the key to securing discounted flight tickets so if you’re not governed by a particular set of weeks or to a specific location then you’ll give yourself the best chances of finding the cheapest flights to Cambodia. 

Don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as each has their benefits and offer equally impressive view through your flight.

Q. How long is the flight to Cambodia?

The duration for the direct flight from Italy to Cambodia is about 12 hours covering the distance of about 6,578 miles / 10,587 km

However, as there are no direct flights from Italy to Cambodia, you need to add up 4-5 hours or more depending on the route you choose and the number of stops you make along the way.

Q. Which airlines fly from Spain to Cambodia?

Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Cambodia Angkor Air, Qatar Airways, Emirates, or Lufthansa all offer flights from Spain to Cambodia. 

Q. How much does it cost to fly to Cambodia?

Compared to Thailand and Vietnam, the price ticket to Cambodia is a little bit higher ranging from $450 to $650 depending on your flight route and date. It is because you need to add up the cost for the onward flight from those countries.

We recommend using some online ticket booking platform (Kayak, Cheapflights, or SkyScanner) to look for the cheapest flight possible according to your travel plan. They do have alert system when there is the price change on your travel date

Here is how to get the cheapest flight possible to Cambodia

Getting around in Cambodia

Getting around Cambodia is all part of the adventure. Massive improvements to the national highway network in the past few years have made getting around the country much easier than it once was, with many formerly dirt roads now surfaced and new highways built. Even so, getting from A to B remains time-consuming: roads are still narrow and bumpy, while regular wet-season inundations play havoc with transport (and often wash away large sections of tarmac in their wake).

Check How to get around in Cambodia here

Other FAQs

1. Do I need vaccines for Cambodia?

Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Cambodia. The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Cambodia: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza

Here is the article for recommended vaccinations for Cambodia.

2. How safe is Cambodia?

Cambodia is a pretty safe country for travellers these days, with few incidences of petty crime.

Remember the golden rule: stick to marked paths in remote areas (due to the possible presence of landmines).

  • Phnom Penh Post (www.phnompenhpost.com) is a good source for breaking news, so check its website before you hit the road to check the political pulse and catch up with any recent events on the ground such as demonstrations.
  • Take care with some of the electrical wiring in guesthouses around the country, as it can be pretty amateurish.

Here is our guide for Safety and Precautions in Cambodia

3. Do I need a travel insurance for Cambodia?

Travel insurance for Cambodia is an absolute must!

Cambodia, if you take common-sense precautions, is a safe place to travel but accidents happen. You’ll want to be covered for medical treatment as well as missed flights, theft, and other unforeseen circumstances.

Holidays are for relaxing, de-stressing and not worrying about what could happen if…x, y, or z should occur. Buying reputable travel insurance before you go alleviates you of this worry. Make sure you check that the insurance you are buying covers you for the activities that you are planning.

Check the detailed article for Cambodia travel insurance here

4. What should I take to Cambodia?

A trip to Cambodia is an unforgettable experience. Make sure you bring everything you’ll need to enjoy it to the fullest.

  • A money belt – Due to the amount of pick-pocketing that occurs, a money belt will allow you to keep your money and passport safe.
  • A sweater/pashmina – Many of the religious sites have a strict dress code, but the temperature outside will be very warm. A sweater or pashmina that one can wear inside and then remove is a great idea.
  • Sunscreen – Cambodia very warm and gets a lot of sunlight, meaning sunscreen is important.
  • Walking shoes – Visitors will likely want to explore the huge religious sites or the gorgeous outdoors, making good shoes a must.

Here is the detailed guide for what to pack for Cambodia

5. Are you supposed to tip in Cambodia?

First things first, remember that tipping is never compulsory in Cambodia and that you should think of it only when you are really satisfied by someone’s service. It is an individual reward that aims at supporting high-level service, helpfulness and friendliness.

Contrary to many others Asian countries, tipping in Cambodia is not traditionally expected, but in such a poor country, a small tip can go a long way.

There are no hard and fast rules about tipping in Cambodia, and travelers who decide not to will not be frowned upon. 

Check out the Cambodia tipping guide & other local etiquettes here

6. Do I need to buy a Cambodia SIM Card? And where can I buy it?

It is recommended to buy a local SIM card why travelling in Cambodia as it surely has a stable connection and also the cheaper price for calling & data usage.

You can buy the SIM Card almost everywhere in Cambodia, especially inside the big cities like Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.

Check out the detailed guide for Internet & phone in Cambodia here

7. Do I need to bargain while shopping in Cambodia?

Bargaining and haggling for a better deal is all part of the experience when shopping at markets in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, or Sihanoukville. The first price offered is rarely the true price, especially in overly tourist areas.

Tips: 

  • Remember that while bargaining is common in markets, it is not accepted or possible in convenience stores like Smile Minimart or upscale shopping malls.
  • Look around and check with your guide to have the idea of what you are going to buy. You can check the 8 tips for bargaining in Cambodia for more detail

Here is our guide for Buying and bargaining in Cambodia

Spanish Embassy in Cambodia

When traveling it is very helpful to find out exactly where your country embassy or consulates are located. Keep the address written down in case you have a legal problem, you lose your passport, or you want to report a crime. Be sure to keep a copy of your passport with you in case you lose the original.

Spain Embassy in Phnom Penh

  • Address: Garden Mansion, Number 23 Street 47, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Tél : +855-23-991-454
  • Fax : +855-23-991-454

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Take an amazing multisport adventure and see the best of Cambodia in style with this 9-Day Incredible Cambodia Adventure Tour.  Cycle the jungles of Angkor Park and rural Cambodia to discover... More

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Family Vacation / 7 days / fr. $840

Set the guidebook aside and experience authentic Cambodia. Get in touch with the local culture through an interactive village experience. Grasp the sheer scale of the Angkor temples with bike rides... More

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Tap in to Cambodian culture and history with guided, insightful tours. See the blend of old and new in the capital and venture along the Mekong to charming riverside towns. Get an in-depth look at... More

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PLACES TO VISIT IN Cambodia
Siem Reap
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Tonle Sap Lake
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One of the most fish abundant lakes in the world and supports 360 floating villages and thousands of waterbirds.

Phnom Penh
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Unique experience combined with top-notch services

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Easy excursion combined with week-long beach break

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The combination of some must-see experience and the cruise tour along the mighty rivers

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Explore every corners of the destination on two wheels

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Easy excursions combined with unique experience making the long-lasting romantic memories

Unseen
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Reveal off-the-beatentrack routes, least explored destinations, and unknown tribe groups

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Explore the least visited destinations and unknown experience on foot

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The combination of fun and educational activities

Cambodia PLANS BY TIME FRAME
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How long to spend in Cambodia may seem like a ridiculous question to address, but if you have plenty of time and aren’t sure how much to dedicate, this blog will definitely help you out. 

How long can you stay in Cambodia? 

Well, as long as you like! From 7 days to a month, there are various ways you can travel across Cambodia and uncover its secrets. Advising an ideal trip length for Cambodia is a bit of a complex challenge, as it depends on several factors such as the places you wish to visit, the activities you plan to join, or if you want to combine Cambodia with its neighbor countries. 

Stay tuned! We are going to sort all these things out including the step-by-step guide to create the best itinerary in Cambodia.

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After nearly two years of restricting international arrivals as part of Covid-19 prevention measures, Cambodia yesterday become the first country in Southeast Asia to drop the requirements for both pre-travel PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test and on-arrival rapid antigen test for fully vaccinated travellers into the Kingdom.

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Cambodia has abolished the need for a PCR negative test obtained 72 hours before arrival and rapid test upon arrival in Cambodia. They also enable to visa-on arrival system on the strike to facilitate the reopening process of the tourism sector as reported on March 17th, 2022.

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Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who is well known to Cambodians, has returned to the Kingdom for the first time since the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020.

In the past, the American film star directed the film First They Killed My Father here after starring in Tomb Raider, released in 2001, which is considered the first international movie in modern times to introduce the wonder of Angkor Wat to a wider, western audience.

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The below article is written by Reece Ferguson from Khmer Night about the experience with a visit to Siem Reap recently in the "new normal". Check it out to know what to expect if you are planning to visit Cambodia in the "new normal" in 2022.

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Siem Reap has really gone through the wars lately, with lockdown’s and “Red Zones” seriously impacting the city. The lockdown is though now over, meaning this might well be your last chance to visit a truly empty Angkor Wat.

Every now and again you get a job-perk, so when Khmer Nights were invited to test out a new tourism app in Siem Reap, we jumped at the chance. Visiting the floating village on Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat were duly picked as our personal tour choices and we got ready to embark on a mini-adventure.

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