Capital: Phnom Penh Population: 13.7 million Language: Khmer Time: GMT+7 International Dialling Code: +855 Money: Riel (KHR)
Visa: UK nationals need a 1 month extendable visa, e-visas are also available. Further Information: Tourism of Cambodia, Cambodia e-visa application
Cambodian Embassy in London: 0208 451 7850
When to go: December to March are the best times to go with little rainfall. The wet season ranges from June to November when the rain is significant.
Cambodian cultural icons: Sinn Sisamouth, Ros Sereysothea, Him Sivon, Pich Ponleu.
Music: The Khmer Rouge liquidated the two first mentioned singers, but the latter two have brought the rural based souped up Khmer sounds up to date, apparently influencing New York rock groups.
Seeing Angkor will be the highlight of visiting this charming kingdom, an accidental destination for the team at Globe at One it’s now a firm favourite and in combination with Laos to form a grand Indochina Adventure. Our main designated hotel at Siem Reap has been renovated, transfers and local advice are our forte there with your safety and comfort always paramount in our thoughts.