Cambodia What to Pack

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Cambodia What to Pack

  • Toiletries & Medical Supplies

    Phnom Penh What to Pack

    WHEN TRAVELLING ON DAILY TRIPS I ALWAYS CARRY IN THE TROPICS: A SMALL BACKPACK WITH FOLLOWING ITEMS: PLENTY OF FRESH DRINKING WATER (ALWAYS CHECK THE SEAL ON THE CAP TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS NOT A REFILL: ANOTHER DEFINATE ITEM I CARRY IS A RELIABLE MOSQUITO AND INSECT REPELLANT: GOOD COMFORTABLE WALKING /HIKING BOOTS/SHOES: A SMALL ROLLED UP PONCHO...

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  • Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear

    Phnom Penh What to Pack

    It is hot in Cambodia. When visiting Siem Reap, wear open, hiking shoes so you can visit as much as you can. You will be tempted to buy a hat if you don't bring one with you. If you ride in motorcycles and you don't like to ruin your hairdo, wear, by all means, a hat.

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  • Luggage And Bags

    Phnom Penh What to Pack

    Our Cambodian style of packing, Oh Yeah. This picture is taken from the border crossing between Bavet of Cambodia and Mocbai of Vietnam. As usual you need to fill up some troublesome forms and open your luggage for inspection but that's fun I think, just enjoy. One more thing I noticed everytime while crossing the border, most tourists will show...

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  • What to bring?

    Leave your suitcase at home. Most likely you will use Tuk Tuk, Public Buses, Boats and other mean of transportation. Trust me, a backpack comes in very handy. Don't bring too many clothes to Cambodia. You can either bring them to the Laundry for a small price or buy new stuff. Flip Flops are usually fine, but during Raining Season and when...

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  • Travel Story (Dutch)

    Sjon HauserMekong (Van de Gouden Driehoek naar Vietnam) ISBN: 978-90-388-9013-5 2008In de ban van de Mekong verkent Sjon Hauser vanuit zijn woonplaats Chiang Mai gedurende ruim een jaar deze grootste en meest imposante rivier van Zuidoost-Azie.Nu eens gaat de reis op een scooter langs de oevers, dan weer zakt hij de rivier af in een vrachtschuit...

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  • Simple packing suggestions

    Bring extra space in your bag to pack all the cool things you will buy in Cambodia. Pack lightly, a day pack is a must. Comfortable walking shoes, sandals are okay when about in the city, and easier to take off when visiting temples. When going during the hot season, bring cargo shorts and light t-shirts with a sweater just in case it gets cool in...

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  • Poems

    Willa SchnebergStorytelling in Cambodia ISBN: 978-0-934971-90-4 2006This moving and image-rich cycle of linked poems journeys from Cambodia's mythic times through the killing fields to the U.N. presence during the first free elections. It bears witness to the plight of the Cambodian people and to all who have endured holocausts.Willa Schneberg's...

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  • Guidebook

    Dawn RooneyAngkor ISBN: 962-217-683-6 2002The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor, cover an area of 77 square miles in central Cambodia. These monuments, built between the ninth and 15th centuries--the classic period of Khmer art--are unrivaled in architectural greatness. They are, undoubtedly, one of the wonders...

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  • Sourcebook

    Colin PooleTonle Sap (The Heart of Cambodia's Natural Heritage) ISBN: 0-500-01890-1 1998Colin Poole examines all aspects of Tonle Sap, Cambodia's Great Lake: its environment, fauna, history, culture and its beauty, all shown through evocative and memorable photographs, encouraging visits!

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  • Sourcebook

    Thierry ZephirLuca Invernizzi TettoniAngkor (A Tour of the Monuments) ISBN: 981-4068-73-x 2004All the major temples in the Angkor complex are described in this pictorial guide, starting with Angkor Wat and the monuments within Angkor Thom, and moving out to the temples in the surrounding landscape. Commissioned photographs show temples in their...

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  • Sourcebook

    The Siam SocietyThe Customs of Cambodia ISBN: 974-8359-68-9 1992The only description of Angkor at the height of its splendor is to be found in Chou Ta-Kuan's Notes on the Customs of Cambodia.This chronicler was native of Yungchia, in the province of Chekiang (China). In 1296-1297 he was assigned to duty with a Chinese embassy which passed nearly...

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  • Sourcebook

    Bernard P. GroslierAngkor and Cambodia in the Sixteenth Century ISBN: 974-524-053-2 2006This book is based on Groslier's seminal study of the accounts of early Spanish and Portuguese missionaries and adventures in Cambodia.The reports of the Europeans record the earliest surviving firsthand accounts of Angkor, following the "rediscovery" of the...

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  • Travel Map

    Freytag & BerndtCambodia ISBN: 3-85084-855-8 scale 1 : 1.200.000

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  • Guidebook

    Lonely PlanetCambodia ISBN: 1-74059-111-9 4th Edition Oktober 2002

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  • MUST HAVES

    Cambodia is HOT & Sunny especially during the March / April period where temperature rises to the 40*C. The streets are dusty, the locals called it "Cambodian snow". Wear loose long sleeves shirt and long pants to keep the sun and dust out. A comfortable and studdy pair of shoes if you are climbing up Angkor Wat & the other temples. Bring along...

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  • Packing List

    My trip in 2002 was only 7 days, 6 nights, so a 65 litre backpack was sufficient. Packed it half full as I intended to do some shopping for souveniers, etc. For daily use, I had a day pack for my camera, film, light snacks and water. For my trip in late Aug-Sep 2007, I used a medium sized trolley bag since I was going to be in Siem Reap only for 5...

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  • Cambodia eGuide along with Visa...

    I've applied for the Cambodia e-Visa at their site, and got my Visa delivered to my email. In addition to that, there was an option of 2 travel eGuides - 1 to Siem Reap and 1 to Phnom Penh. I downloaded the Siem Reap one since i'll be visiting Angkor. Browse through it, fine it quite a good read. Could be useful!

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  • necessities

    bring repellent, and sunscreen. the sun here beats down mercilessly. it also gets ridiculously hot and dry, so bring moisturiser unless you want your skin to flake. if possible, wear covered shoes. i made the mistake of wearing birkenstocks and i had peeling skin on my feet. EW.

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  • Money!

    We were very concerned before going to Cambodia in Jan 06 as we had read that there were no ATMs and as such took American Dollars. By the time we arrived there had been some ATMS installed in Phnom Penh and Siem Riep. There is really no need to get Cambodian currency as everything is done in US dollars and you will really only get Cambodian...

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  • Sun Block or get burned.

    A very safe back pack, to stop any temptation of stealing.Pickpockets are available in Central market in Pnom penh and in Sihanouville. They are only small kids following tourists around, you should be alert, they might be up to no good.Going on the Angkor day tour involves a lot of climbing, which means energy consuming, so take enough bottled-...

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  • Flashlight!! (Essential for Sunset)

    Small flashlight if you're to stay late for sunset. Esp sunset @Phnom Bakheng & Angkor Wat. Personally, i prefer a MagLight better than this Pelican water resistant torch. However, i cannot afford a MagLight & this bright yellow Pelican torch light make it easy to find among my packed clothes.After someone i hardly know drown my Pelican light 15M...

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  • Photographic

    - Digital Camera with good macro shot- High ASA for indoor cravings- Tripod for sunrise & sunset- Black & white films for more classic shots Walk into cyber cafe that say "CD-WRITER" to offload your memory sticks & make way for more shots. ;-)Better still if you have an iPod (with Camera Adapter) or X-Drive kind of digital storage devices.

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  • Packing List

    Most roads on Siem Reap have lots off potholes and it is dusty. It's good to travel with a haversack, not advisable to bring a travel suitcase (even if it has wheels) For wet season (Jun - Nov) - bring raincoat, the down pour can be huge and fairly long in duration. Sandals and trackshoes are fine for climbing the steep stairs of the temples....

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  • Passportcarrier of a ninja, or the...

    At times one might find it convenient to really hide valuables and for that matter I´ve made my first rough design of the strap-on secret pocket.I used a tough fabric woven rather "airy" to let the underlaying skin breatheproperly (as opposed to the fake bandate I tied on my thigh once to conceala larger amount of money and passports - after 24h...

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  • Mozzies and Sun

    Light waterproof backpack or slingbag The weather during my trip (end Mar06-Apr) was abnormal. It was supposed to be hot and dry but it rained for 3 days. Light clothing, hat, sunglasses are a must. Good to bring along a poncho/waterproof jacket in case it rains. Sports shoes or sports sandals are sufficient to climb up the wats. Have seen people...

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  • Yellowing clothes...

    Try to wear clothes which are reddish/yellowish or brownish in color.... Cambodia is a dusty country and the many many motorbikes zooming around does not help matters...One step out of your guesthouse etc and your white clothes will immediately turn brown... Sunscreen sunscreen and more sunscreen!!!! Caps and sunnies!! Camera charger is a MUST...

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  • Motobike packing

    Cambodians transport everything by motobike (they don't have cars). Also your luggage is easily transported by motobike lift.

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  • PHOTOCOPY your Important IDs

    Make sure you have photcopied all your personal ID such as passport, Driver's license from your home country, Visa, and Money Order receipts. Keep your original in your room or hotel safe, carry copies in your wallet and keep additional copies in your backpack and luggage. Idea is to divide into several areas in case of loss or theft.

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  • Pack light - cheap laundry available!

    My partner and I traveled with only 1 carry on each for a 1 month trip in Asia which included 5 countries. It really helped to lessen time spent in airport. Our packing list was as follow: 2 Jeans (one we wore on plane, other in carry on), 5 T-Shirts, 5 Pr. Socks, 5 Underwear, 2 short sleeved duo purpose shirts (casual / semi dressy) and one long...

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  • one D please

    Backpacks are a real plus in country with a limited travel infrastructure. It makes getting from one point to another easier when you find yourself walking. A bathing suit may not suit the locals but Westerners will want one to enjoy the local beaches. Sandals come in handy but boots are better travel days. A wide angle is essential for getting...

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  • Be Prepared

    used backpacks! always have lock secured to every zipper you have. cotton and light clothes with easy to dry will be good. get thin clothing as the place is very hot and dry. sandles will be good for travelling do have sufficient toiletries and medical supplies. have some diarrhoea medicines too. be prepared for bugs and mosquitoes bites! get a...

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  • Make travelling a little more...

    Just a short tip. If you plan on doing much travelling by jeep / truck, a couple of sturdy inflatable pillows can make a world of difference. Apart from lying / sitting on them I find them invaluable for putting between my knees and whatever they are jammed against. I'm 6'5" and Asian transportation really isn't designed for people like me. Also,...

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  • Packing List

    Take some pens and exercise books with you, especially when you go to the temples at Angkor- the kids will really appreciate it.

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  • What to Bring

    A torchlight if you plan to see sunrises Good solid trekking shoes or sandals. No loose slippers- you are asking for trouble if you do so. Many of the temple steps are slippery and small and hence easy to fall. Insect repellantHand disinfecting sprayDiarrhea pills Tripod, extra batteries Lots of cash. If not, travellers checks or...

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  • Packing List

    Make sure your bags have security locks esp if you're staying in lower end budget places. Lots of travellers report stolen things. The city is full of street kids who can't /don't have access to money for basic survival so anything tempts them. Walking sandals are good as Cambodia is hot. And make sure they're not looking brand new and flashy...

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  • Hammock? Don't Forget the Net

    If you bring (or buy) a hammock to Cambodia, and plan to sleep in it. I would suggest buying a mosquitonet made especially for hammocks. You can find them at the central market in Phnom Penh, and I've also seen them at the Old Market in Siem Reap.

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  • Tough Backpack

    If you’re to travel by land to visit Cambodia, be sure to use one reliable, tough backpack. Suit cases with wheels are more for those who travel by air & check into luxury hotel.The advantage of backpack & travel light is, you can squeeze your badgage into limited cargo space due to it shapeless nature. Your backpack can also be sit on, to lean on...

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  • Monsoon rains

    If you go there in July-September, during the rainy season, don't forget a little umbrella for the frequent rains. It doesn't rain daily, and when it rains it is normally 2-3 hours in the afternoon (at least in august when I was there). The temperature is not cold when it rains, so I found the pocket anorak I used a bit uncomfortable, as you...

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  • Slippers, Sturdy Camera Bag, Head Scarf

    Sturdy Camera Bag - To withstand the bumping on the roads when you travel. Slippers - Just slip in and move. Films / Compact Flash and batteries. Head Scarf - You wouldn't want your hair to be coverd with dust, right?

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  • No Heel Please!!! (esp. @Phnom Bakheng)

    Phnom Bakheng is definitely not for anyone who wears high heels. Good trekking shoes or sandals will be best suited for the track because the terrain is full with loose red earth. Descending is much difficult than ascending because you’ll easily slip & those red earth that badly eroded are really no jokes.Look out for my Flash Light - Packing...

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  • U$ Dollar$

    US dollars are widely accepted in Cambodia but you will need some Cambodian riel to make small purchases. Be careful not to take torn US dollars. A damaged Cambodian note still can transact but a small rip in a large US bill makes your dollars worthless.Hotels, guest houses and most restaurants set prices in US dollars. Some places accept credit...

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  • Candy for the Kids

    To fend off the hordes of begging kids, we brought along big Ziploc bags filled with hard candies. Worked like a charm; the kids were distracted and forgot they were trying to swindle us out of our money and we got to spend out vacation giving out gifts. The candy was a huge ice breaker, a way to avoid handing over cash (which rarely goes to help...

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  • Super lightweight backpack :)

    One backpack and daily pack (PS: we can hire a porter whenever pass the border then ask him to put our luggage in the car). Separate pack for clothes and important stuff, such as passport and wallet. Cotton t-shirt, cargo pants and short pants (I don't think so using jeans here :D), saroong and hat (for the property of photogaphy!), sandals,...

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  • Stuff You Need

    If you're travelling on pick-ups, motos, taxis and buses then a small to medium sized backpack will meet your needs. I think mine was about 50 Litres. One pair of stout boots or trainers for clambering about all those temples and pair of sandals for the rest of the time.As for clothing, try to keep a distinct separation from your daytime and...

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  • You Need a Whole Set of Products against...

    Please wear summer, any time in a year. There's a children hospital. I went for some small operation -- got a thorn in my finger. It is a charity hospital, so they didn't charge me. Besides some donation in the box, I gave my blood. Still keep the T-shirt saying "I gave my blood for a friend in Cambodia". Isn't it a great souvenir? Hat, Scarf,...

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