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    Landmines still exist in many...

    by Dick_Loudon Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Landmines still exist in many places and I would suggest that there are problems with bandits and Khmer Rouge holdovers in remote areas as well. Check with your embassy if you want to travel away from the few major destinations in the country. Ice and non-bottled water is definitely not recommended.

    Be sure to bring lots of American currency, preferably in small denominations. I never saw prices in local Riels except at gas stations and a few small shops.

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    Cambodia is not one of the...

    by mnybondas Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Cambodia is not one of the safest places in the world. Foreigners should avoid walking during night time out in the town. Foreigners are the preferred robbery targets of armed gangs, because the gangs know that foreigners have more money than the local people.

    In Angkor Wat visitors are usually recommended to stay only on the marked walkways. The area around the temple complex has been demined, but you can never be sure that they have found all of the mines.

    The biggest hazard is however the traffic. You should be very careful when crossing the road when you try to get through the constant stream of motorbikes.

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    by Mr.Maslon Written Jul 11, 2007

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    Do not drink the water in Cambodia- only bottled water- use only water
    bottled by the cocacola company.
    The local water is filled with parasites.

    Beggar children in Angkor wat Angkor wat Angkor wat Angkor wat Angkor wat

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    As usual watch out when drinking ICE

    by skydivefred Written Mar 6, 2005

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    Having experienced Cambodian life at cambodian's home I have the proof that in some parts of the country ICE is made with Mekong water !!!
    Watch out !!!

    Nice water for not so nice ice cubes !!!
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    Boat trip from Phnom Penh

    by gregwill Updated Nov 8, 2004

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    Make sure you wear sunscreen and a hat on the boat trip from PP to Siem Reap along the Tonle Sap as it is very hot on that roof!....OUCH!!

    Boat to Siem Reap
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    Not too OFF the beaten track

    by bkoon Written Feb 27, 2004

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    In the villages as you travel, you may see some of these "DANGER signs.

    Beware of landmines and never venture too far off the beaten track.

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    Countryside Danger

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    Be careful venturing out in the countryside by yourself. Stay to tracks recommended. Landmines are still a very big concern in Cambodia. You see many amputees - young and old alike in the country.

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    After Dark in Phnom Penh

    by keeweechic Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    Tourists are advised not to be out after dark in Phnom Penh. Robbery at gunpoint is becoming more common.

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    Don't swim in the Siem Reap River!

    by herzog63 Written Oct 8, 2002

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    You probably don't want to go swimming in the Siem Reap River. Even though you will see lot's of the local boys diving in. It is also the local sewer system.

    Boys swimming in the Siem Reap River

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    Sometimes car passed scary way...

    by Kartann Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Sometimes car passed scary way like this bridge, people waiting for car coming then ask to pay money for pushing stucked car up.

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    Elefants running loose!

    by pettevi Written Aug 26, 2002

    Elefants running loose! Not actually running free but you can see some anyway. Also alligators are grown by the locals.

    Beware of Elefants!

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Comments (1)

  • Sep 14, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    These posts are too offensive and over reacting! Plus, Some post is not even true. I don't know if it's your intentional or non. But, i would suggest that you should use more of understanding of differences of places in the world.

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      Sep 14, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      You may not have realised that all all VT tips are written by individual members, either locals or visitors. So it is inevitable that there will be a range of opinions which reflect individual experiences....and there are certainly no grounds for stating that those experiences are 'not true'.

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