Cambodia - Profile
- Cambodia is bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam and has a coastline on the Gulf of Thailand. The capital, Phnom Penh, is located at the confluence of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers.
- The start of the 21st century has seen much more political stability for the country after decades of unrest and bloodshed, marked by a slow increase in tourism. Tourism is largely land-based, with only a few yachts sailing there from neighbouring Thailand.
Check the FCO website for the latest advice.
Hotspots for petty crime include the riverfront and BKK areas of Phnom Penh, and the beaches and tourist areas of Sihanoukville. The British Embassy receives a larger number of crime reports from British nationals in Sihanoukville and Phnom Penh.
Cambodia remains heavily affected by landmines and unexploded ordnance. Mined areas are often unmarked. Don’t stray off main routes in rural areas, including around temple complexes.
Last updated January 2017.
December – April are the dryer months though in April temperatures can reach 40ºC (104ºF). SW monsoon is from May to October bringing rain and high humidity. Seasonal flooding often occurs end July - November.
A useful website for Cambodia is www.maybagyo.com-t2kgraphsat.gif
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