Cambodia is located on the Indochinese peninsula on the Gulf of Thailand. The country has a total area of 181,040 km² and a total coastline of 443 km. Cambodia is the 25th largest country in Asia and ranks 90th in the world. The best time to visit Cambodia is from November to mid-March, which is the dry season in Southeast Asia. This is accompanied by less humidity and lower temperatures and provides a pleasant climate that is especially popular with European visitors.

Sightseeing features:

Royal palace-Phnom Penh

The Royal Palace has served as the residence of the King of Cambodia since 1939. Part of the site is open to visitors. The Silver Pagoda and the surrounding buildings can be entered.

Angkor Wat

This is certainly the most important stop on any Cambodia trip. It is the largest temple of the Angkor complex of Siem Reap - a large area with many temples from the period 850-1200. The starting point for visiting the temples is the city of Siem Reap.

Bayon Temple

The Bayon (originally Madhyadri) is next to the Angkor Wat the best known and most impressive temple complex in Angkor (province of Siem Reap, Cambodia) - famous above all for its towers with meter-high faces carved out of stone.

Ta Prohm

The Ta Prohm building complex is an abandoned temple complex in Cambodia consisting of a temple, monastery, other smaller buildings and the surrounding wall with corner towers and gopurams (entrance pavilions). It is about two kilometers northeast of Angkor Wat, the most famous and largest temple in the Angkor area.


Cambodia has 64 islands. The largest is Kaôh Kong near the Thai border, followed by Koh Rong off the coast of Sihanoukville, which amongst others, forms an archipelago with Koh Rong Samlon. Other larger islands are Koh Thmei on the border with Vietnam, as well as Koh Samit, Koh Tang and Koh Tonsay. If you want to experience adventure, one of the many islands is the right place for you. The sandy beaches and the unspoilt nature are well worth seeing and a must for all connoisseurs. There are regular boat trips to most of the islands, so there is no need for extensive planning.

Phsar Thmey (Central market)

The Central Market or Phsar Thmei (Khmer "New Market") is an Art Deco building constructed in Phnom Penh between 1935 and 1937. It was designed by French architects Louis Chauchon and Jean Desbois with the assistance of engineer Vladimir Kandaourov.

National Museum

A stay in Angkor can easily be combined with a visit to the National Museum in Phnom Penh. Although it has been robbed of some of its treasures that were destroyed or stolen by the Khmer Rouge, it still boasts an incredible number of valuable pieces that testify to the richness of Cambodian art. Extremely beautiful Angkorian collectibles (including sculpture) are on display here.

Nightmarket - Phnom Penh

The night market in Phnom Penh, is in front of the Phsar Chas (old market) near the river bank. The unique atmosphere of the night, the beautiful lighting and the friendliness are some of the many reasons why many tourists visit this market in search of a good deal. There are currently more than 150 stands and a large selection of different products. Whether clothes, jewellery, furniture or other souvenirs, everything can be found at this market. In addition to the normal market activities, you will occasionally be offered music events and other entertainment.

Air Traffic

Cambodia has 17 airports, six of which have paved runways, and one heliport. Of the airports, however, only Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and more recently Sihanoukville Airport, are used regularly. Regular international direct flights to Cambodia are practically only within the region; Bangkok, for example, is an important hub and transfer point for national flights. Qatar Airways offers direct intercontinental connections to Doha (via Ho Chi Minh City) and Emirates to Dubai (via Bangkok).

Road Traffic

The network of roads and highways in Cambodia has a total length of 47,263 km. The central hub is Phnom Penh, from where six of eight national highways radiate out. Right-hand traffic and driving licenses are mandatory in Cambodia.
You can drive in Cambodia as a visitor if you have a valid driver's license and an IDP (translation of driver's license information). You must always have your driver's license, IDP, passport and visa with you, as well as your car rental and insurance documents.

Train service

Most of the railroad in Cambodia dates back to colonial times, when the country was part of French Indochina, but it fell into disrepair in the years that followed. It was not until the second decade of the 21st century that it was gradually restored to service. The Trans-Asian Railway (TAR) project, a continuous rail link from Europe to Southeast Asia is being planned.
Cambodia's rail routes meet at the railroad station in the capital Phnom Penh: the southern route to Sihanoukville (264 km), the seaside port city, the eastern route to Poipet (386 km) to the Thai border, and the airport route to Phnom Penh Airport.
During the Covid 19 pandemic, rail service was suspended and partially resumed since April 2022.

Public bus transport

Common forms of public transport are buses, shared taxis and pick-ups. There are now regular bus connections between the larger cities. Pick-ups, taxis and minibuses cover both regular connections and individual orders. Urban transport systems hardly exist, 13 public bus lines are available in Phnom Penh, which also include suburbs.


Cambodia has approximately between 2000 and 3500 kilometers of waterways. The biggest role is played by the Mekong, which is easily navigable as far as Kratie, and in the rainy season even as far as Stung Treng and on to the Laotian border. The overseas sea port is located in Sihanoukville. Boats are gradually being replaced by vehicles as the main means of transport in most regions, although commercial vessels still operate regularly between Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, as well as between Battambang and Siem Reap.