Cambodia travel safety

Tips, warnings and travel safety advice to make the most of your Cambodia holiday.

Rising out of a checkered past, Cambodia is quickly becoming one of the fashionable countries to visit on the backpacker's itinerary. Less well known than its neighbours Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is attracting the backpacking fraternity in droves.

Without doubt, the star attraction is the temples of Angkor Wat. Lost from history for many years by a thick jungle canopy, these temples structures show off sophisticated building techniques, with water irrigation systems that provided bumper rice crops. These were built at a time when great cities like London were little more than poorly kept medieval villages.

Sadly, a lot of other attractions in Cambodia are linked to the era of the Khmer Rouge when the then leader Pot Pot tried to reset the country to year zero. The consequences were devastating, and much of the population still carry the scars. However, by visiting these attractions you are contributing to the rebuilding of the country.

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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!

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Street Smart Tips for Cambodia

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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.

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