What you should know:
  • In the temples, you should wear proper clothes.  If you like to wear shorts, please make sure that they're long enough to cover your knees with a t-shirt to cover your shoulders.
  • You can't sit or stand on any statues and you can't touch the carvings either in the temples. 
  • You can take photos of the children and it's better to show them after doing so. They like it.
  • You should ask the old people or monks before you can take their photos. 
  • You can spend USD in this country, but remember you can't spend old or torn notes. So you don't need to exchange the money if you have USD with you.
  • Siem Reap is a safe town and you can walk around at night, but avoid the dark places.
  • Drivers for tourists wear a vest with their numbers on the back, so make sure you go with those people. Please always ask the price first before you start the trip. Confirm the price whether it's one person or one car or tuk tuk . Otherwise, you will end up paying double or triple.
  • Drivers can't take tourists to the temple. Only tour guides with licenses can do this.
  • You should leave some tips when you eat in the restaurant, use a long service trip...so on.
  • You can't touch the heads of other Cambodian or point to them with your pointed finger. 
  • You should carry as much as $10 USD for each meal to make sure it's more than enough.
  • You can bargain when you want to buy something at all of the souvenir markets but not supermarket or mini-marts.
  •  Beggars: Some women carry babies around and ask for the milk product. Some tourists feel heart-broken and buy a milk product for them. After a while, the beggars go to the shop and exchange for the money back.
  • Cold towels: If re-usable towels, you can only use for your hands and your faces not your feet. Remember we regard the feet as bad...
  • Children at the temples: Some tourists give them some sweets, but they don't know those children have no toothbrush and toothpaste. 
  • Toilets: if you go to the temples around Angkor Area, they have five star toilets for you, but if you go to some remote areas, please note that they don't have toilet paper there. 
Tickets for Angkor temples:
  • One day pass                                           : $37 USD per person.
  • Two or three day pass                             : $62 USD per person.
  • One week pass                                        : $72 USD per person.
  • Beng Mealea                                           : $5 USD per person.
  • Koh Ker                                                  : $10 USD per person.
  • Kulen mountain                                      : $20 USD per person.
  • Boat trip on the lake                               : $20 USD if you are alone. Cheaper for more people.
  • Boat trip tickets                                      : $15 USD per person.
Airport taxes: $20 USD for visa in and $25 USD for airport tax to go out of the country. $6 USD to fly locally.

Please note that you can't use Visa/credit/ Master cards to purchase the tickets or in some restaurants.