VISA EXTENSION
When you got a "T" visa, you can extend one month from the 30th date you arrive Cambodia. If you got an "E" visa, you can select a 1month 3months 6months or 1year visa extension. For 6months and 1year visa extension you have multiple entries. For 1month and 3months extension you have only a single entry.

WEATHER
Cambodian Climate: Year Temperature average 30o C. no much difference between day &night temperature. Rain Season: from Jun to Oct. When rain season it could be raining every day, almost showers. Dry Season: From Nov to May. It would be sunny every day. You can enjoy the perfect sunrise s& sunsets at the top of Angkor temples or Tonle Sap Lake. Most of the visitor select dry season to visit Cambodia. That's why we call dry season "High season". Hotels could be fully booked in Siem Reap. Suggest to book in advance one month.

TRANSPORTATION
Most of Cambodian Natives use motorcycles. Only Governors and Overseas have private cars. You can see Taxi only at the arrival of airport but you would find motor taxi everywhere in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. You can spend 1000~2000 for a motor taxi for a short transfer. Before you take a motor taxi confirm price with drivers first and prepare your small cash you will savemuch time on argues.If you needan easy andcomfortablevisit just rent a private car or van.It won't costyou much. If you enjoy walking the sun of Cambodia could be very useful for a healthy skin.

KEY SIGHTS
In Phnom Penh don't miss the grand Royal Palace. Take a photo with Independent Monument. Go to ride elephant at Wat Phnom, called as "Monkey Hill". Go to National Museum before you visit Angkor that you would get some ideas first. If you like history go to Tuol Sley Museum & Killing Field, where you could smell Red Khmer even now. A main point to Cambodia is to visit Angkor Temples. The main temple groups locate at Big Circle (Angkor Thom) and Small Circle (Angkor Wat). Suggest rent a local guide so that you won't miss legends of Angkor empires. Most of guests don't want to just review Angkor. They like enjoying sunrise & sunset and setting or sleeping inside temples, feeling living at the Angkor Empire so that they will buy 3days ticket or one-week ticket. One more place is worth of visiting. That's Cambodian Cultural Village. Professional dancers, wonderful shows, mini-sculptures become very popular to Cambodians and tourists. Don’t forget to have a look of float village in Tonle Sap Lake, which is the largest fresh water lake in Asia. If you just want to spend a holiday, go to Sihanuk Ville, where the brand-new beaches are waiting for you. Fresh air, wind, soft waves, deluxe hotel would surely make you fresh before you leave Cambodia.

ENTERTAINMENT
No other street is more popular than Sisowath in Phnom Penh. More than 50coffee shops bars restaurants joint to this street. You can find any kind of food such as European Chinese Thai Vietnam food in the street. Most of shops open until deep night so that don’t worry about no place to you’re your dinner. After one day's walk to find a massage would be a good idea. Most massage provided by hotel is not bad. For young tourists to have a drink and dance at nightclubs in Siem Reap would be great and there you can learn Cambodian traditional and modern dances. Make an appointment with your driver and leave more tips to him so you no need to worry how to return to your hotel.

FOODS
Rice becomes the main food to Cambodians living in cities. But for breakfast they take noodles or rice noodles. Have a taste of Cambodian Sour Soup and salted fish (take with water melon), which are two popular food of Khmer style. Cambodian well-known fruits are civet durian and Lubjao, which symbolize the King and Queen among fruits. Most of the fruits planted in Cambodia are not so sweet so that they are very suitable to old people. Fruits meal is more popular in big cities than some other soft drink and much cheaper. Fruits meal is a combination of 14 fruits of pieces in one dish and put soft ice with egg milk above. Natives take fruits meal with bread as their lunch. Another kind of drink is also popular called "DeCola" which 14 fruits was mixed and made to juice. Then mix with soft ice and egg milk. Have a taste of DeCola and try to tell what kind of fruits in this cool and delicious drink. If you like coffee or tea you can go to Street Sisawoth. There you can find many European coffee shops and restaurants. Sisawoth Street locates beside Mekong River so even at night many tourists can still enjoy their dinner and river sights in shops. It's also convenient for them to live in some guesthouses in this street. Other areas in Phnom Penh you can find all kinds of restaurants like Chinese Thai Vietnam Japanese restaurants. Cross river there are a lot of Large Khmer food restaurants, inside which they have shows performance include singing, dancing and comic short play that can attract many local people.

ACCOMMODATION
Many guests Houses locate in Center of Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. They contain air-con and TV and toilet and receptionists almost can speak English. If you would like to live better book three star hotels before you come. Especially in high travel season during Nov to Feb. Hotels would probably fully booked. Most of guesthouses and hotels offer laundry but not free. Suggest to tell hotel in advance your flight schedule for check out so that they have time to arrange late check or keep luggage for you. There are not many deluxe hotels in Phnom Penh but many in Siem Reap. So don’t worry if you want a deluxe holiday.

SOUVENIRS
Two traditional markets in Phnom Penh, Central Market and Russian Market. Central market is one of the main markets for citizen. It got a history of above 100 years. Central Market combines many mini markets like flowers, clothes, pearl & gold, home appliance, vegetable & meats, fruits etc. Russian Market sell all kinds of clothes most of which come from the stock of garment factories in Phnom Penh. In Russian Market you find souvenir shops and CD shops. If you just want to buy souvenirs you can go Hinghing Jewelry and Gold Shop or Bailen Jewelry & Souvenirs, where you can buy all kind of souvenirs and pearls. Or you can go to street 178, which called Souvenir Street. Most popular souvenirs are woodcarving and silk cloth and jewels.

MONEY
US dollars are as commonly used as the Cambodian riel and even Thai baht is acceptable in many places. Most hotels and many restaurants and shops set their prices in dollars. Small transactions are usually done in riel. Always carry some small riel for motorcycle taxis, snacks, beggars and other small purchases.
Riel notes come in 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000 and 100,000 denominations, but the distinctive red 500 riel note is the most commonly used. 
Credit cards and travelers checks are not common but are catching on. US dollar travelers' checks are much more easily encashed than any other kind. 

LEARN SOME KHMER WORDS
Excuse me(somdos)Thanks(ogom)Bus station(benlang)Forward/front(mou)Back(koe)Left(twei)Right(slam)One(mui)Two(bee)Three(bai)How much(delai mang)Public Phone(dusa satiarunag)Dollar(dola)Riel(riel)

SECURITY
Remember these numbers: Police 117 Fire 118 Ambulance 119