Cambodia - your info!

what is the culture in Cambodia?

The scores on the cultural dimensions are based on research by Geert Hofstede. Unfortunately, Cambodia was not part of the research and therefore there is no available score for the country.

 

Good to Know in Cambodja

Cambodia is A country in Asia that borders on Thailand and Vietnam. The capital of Cambodia is Pnom Penh. 

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    Language: De The official language of Cambodia is Kmer. English is generally spoken in touristic areas. 
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    Safety: Cambodia is generally A safe country to travel on. Watch out for pickpockets. 
  • Vaccinations: Vaccinations for DTP and Hepatitis A are recommended for Cambodia.
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    Ticket prices: Tickets to Cambodia ranges from 650 Euros.  
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    On the road in Cambodia: The easiest way of traveling in Cambodia is by bus and minibus. For longer journeys and more comfort, you can also travel by touring car.
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    Purchasing power: Cambodia is relatively cheap, although prices increasing throughout the years. You can often get A local meal for around three (3) Euros.  
 

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Fun-facts

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    Prepare yourself, because Kmer has such different sounds than Dutch and is even A lot differnt from surrounding countries, such as Laoc or Thailand. Your tongue will have to get used to it. 
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    If you have A drink with the locals, you can have a toast for each sip (pronounce: Chol Moei!')
  • With five people on a scooter is really possible!
  •  A '3-hour ride' might take 6 hours. Or 8 hours. Or maybe 12 hours. Be prepared - you'll never know.
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    Note the hairs on your arms. Children like to pull it out (in A non-aggressive) to see if it is real (beause, huh? Why do you have hair on our arms?).
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    If you are going to A wedding, it is the intention thayou really go completely over the top. Festive dress, thick makeup, your hair done, and nails painted. You do not do this yourself, but you are completely taken care of by the necessary experts and then you are goo to go. 
 

Tips

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    Never walk chin, straight back and shoulders back past older people, but make yourself small to show respect for the elderly.
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    In romote villages really have no bare shoulders and knees.Reserve € 30 in 'extra cash withdrawal' that you can spend if people do all sorts of things to make you pay more for a service or a ride in the tuk-tuk. This way you don't think after every 'joke': 'Oh no, they succeeded again ", but you can accept it laugh about it.
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    Take A sarong with you in your backpack, so that you can shower at all times. If there is no shower, you shower yourself with A garden hose - and then you can put on the sarong.
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    If you cross the border from Thailand to Cambodia, count on it that you always pay more for A visa than necessary. 
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    Learn 'hello', 'bye', 'thank you', and 'no thanks' in advance in the local language.