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.
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.
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.
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 !!!
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!!
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.
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.
Tourists are advised not to be out after dark in Phnom Penh. Robbery at gunpoint is becoming more common.
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.
Sometimes car passed scary way like this bridge, people waiting for car coming then ask to pay money for pushing stucked car up.
Elefants running loose! Not actually running free but you can see some anyway. Also alligators are grown by the locals.
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