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QUICK FACTS

Want to know more about Phnom Penh? We've compiled some basic information to make your visit to the city that much more convenient. Read on to get an idea of what to pack, which currency to use, and what to prepare in terms of electronics. Alternatively, you can just approach our team at the hotel for further assistance.

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QUICK FACTS

Want to know more about Phnom Penh? We've compiled some basic information to make your visit to the city that much more convenient. Read on to get an idea of what to pack, which currency to use, and what to prepare in terms of electronics. Alternatively, you can just approach our team at the hotel for further assistance.

Currency use

QUICK FACT #1 CURRENCY

Cambodia's main currency is the Cambodian Riel, but the US Dollar is also widely accepted throughout the country, and is even preferred in some spots. Carry cash in both currencies and you'll be prepared for most transactions, especially if you plan to do a lot of exploring.

Zoo Negara

QUICK FACT #2 CLIMATE

The weather in Phnom Penh is tropical all year round, so packing will easy, with its 23°C (73°F) to 35°C (95°F) temperature averages. Just be wary from May to October, as that's typically when Phnom Penh sees a higher rainfall.

Wat Udnalaum Front View

QUICK FACT #3 CULTURE & LANGUAGE

About 95% of the country speak its official language, Khmer. Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and English are also spoken, though learning a few Khmer phrases will definitely earn you an easier time there.

River of Life

QUICK FACT #4 GENERAL INFO (TIME & ELECTRICITY)

Time: 
Seven hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+7).

Electricity:
Standard voltage is 230 Volts at 50 cycles per second. Cambodia uses the vertical and round 2-pin plugs, plus the square 3-pin plug (Type A, C and G).