There are no direct flights to Cambodia from Russia. Flights from Moscow are operated by Vietnam Airlines via Ho Chi Minh City, Thai Airlines and Aeroflot via Bangkok. Flight duration is about 10.5 hours, excluding connections. According to populationmonster, Phnom Penh is one of the largest cities in Cambodia.
Cambodia can be reached from Bangkok by car.
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Details on how to get to the popular region of Cambodia – Sihanoukville.
For tourist trips, Russian citizens need a visa to Cambodia. In addition, it is worth taking out a medical insurance policy for the entire duration of the trip in advance.
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Import and export of foreign currency is allowed up to the amount equivalent to 10,000 USD. For the export of large amounts, permission from the National Bank of Cambodia will be required. The export of the national currency is prohibited. Duty-free import of items and things within the limits of personal needs is allowed.
The import of weapons, ammunition, drugs, toxic substances, audio and video recordings that damage the state system and spiritual traditions of the country is prohibited. The export of antiquities and ancient works of art that are national treasures, precious metals and stones in commercial quantities, and wild animals is prohibited.
Useful phone numbers
Embassy of Cambodia in Moscow: Starokonyushenny lane, 16, tel.: (495) 637-47-36, 956-65-73
Embassy of Russia in Phnom Penh: 213, Blvd. Sothearos, Phnom Penh, Tel: (23) 210-931; Web site
Police: 117, fire department: 118, ambulance and rescue service: 119, tourist police: (23) 724-793, traffic police: (23) 722-067.
Cambodians believe that the souls of dead people can move into animals. So in Cambodia, you need to carefully look under your feet – God forbid, step on an ant, and this is someone’s great-great-grandfather.
Taxis in Cambodia are comfortable and relatively inexpensive, and travelers with the manners of “white sahibs” can also use the services of motorcycle and cycle rickshaws. Car rental in the country is not common.
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Tourist safety in Cambodia
The security situation in Cambodia is mixed. After recent guerrilla wars in the country, a huge amount of automatic weapons remained in the hands of the local population. True, the police and the army are also on the alert. Simple precautions can help minimize the risk of possible trouble: tourists should not go out alone after dark, and should not carry a passport, large sums of money or other valuable items. To move around the city, it is recommended to use an auto rickshaw or a taxi. In addition, vacationers should always have a photocopy of their passport or a guest card from the hotel with them.
All water used for drinking, brushing teeth, or making ice should be boiled first.
Swimming in the Gulf of Thailand is possible only in specially designated places. And although the “wild” parts of the coast here are mostly flat and with a very slight slope of the bottom, it is much safer to swim on equipped beaches.
Rules for visiting pagodas
The Khmers, unlike the same Thais, are quite tolerant and will not point out to tourists their inappropriate behavior until the last. Therefore, it is worth being extremely respectful when visiting the sacred places of Cambodia. The following rules must be observed: do not wear shorts when visiting government institutions and religious sites, leave a hat at the entrance, and not carry it with you, always take off your shoes before entering a functioning temple, respect the monks.
If you want to please the monks, you can donate a small amount of money or just buy a candle in the temple.
Before photographing temples and people, especially monks, you should first ask permission.