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Essential travel insights to keep you safe in Cambodia
Angkor Wat will move you with its beauty and spirituality, despite the huge numbers of visitors that can descend on it some days. Still, all those tourists make it a great place for Cambodians to do business.
However very occasionally you might meet someone looking for a short-cut into your wallet.
Which is why this guide to avoiding scams at Angkor Wat is essential. It'll help you spot the scams, and take the stress out of enjoying this wonder of the world.
Angkor Wat will move you with its beauty and spirituality. The huge numbers of visitors attracted to it makes it a great place for Cambodians to do business, and very occasionally you might meet someone looking for a short-cut into your wallet. Which is why this guide to avoiding scams at Angkor Wat is essential.
Mass protests are planned for Phnom Penh and other Cambodian cities from December 10.
Violent protests and a roadside bomb have prompted a travel warning for the Cambodian capital.
Cambodia is, sadly, a high crime country, and without doubt it's a place where tourists are targeted as a source of income. Unfortunately, there have been a number of reports of tourists falling victim to violent crime as well as petty thefts, but that shouldn't put you off travelling to this unique part of the world.
Cambodia, like so many developing countries in Asia, is a breeding ground for a number of unpleasant and sometimes fatal diseases. Malaria, Dengue Fever and HIV, all the variations of Hepatitis, Typhoid and Rabies ... and they're just the ones we can spell!
Cambodia is a lively country, and the cities that house most of its population have their own trendy nightspots and recognisable pubs to enjoy. While a night out in the Sisowath tourist strip in Phnom Penh (also known as the Riverside) might seem inviting, with its waterside location and up market bars, even well trodden and busy places like these can be the haunts of some of Cambodia's cities less salubrious clientele.
Cambodia really should be one of those countries that delights tourists with its unique culture and fascinating history in a relaxing, enchanting environment. A place where you should be free to wander at will, enjoying lazy days soaking up a truly exotic experience.
While getting off the beaten path may be a tempting proposition, there are a number of reasons why you should think twice about straying too far from the main routes in Cambodia, six million reasons to be precise, all landmines.