Tours to Cambodia have recently become an independent tourist route that attracts travelers from Moscow and other regions. This country has something to show connoisseurs of attractions: the ancient city of Angkor, the magnificent capital of Phnom Penh with the famous Silver Pagoda, the temple complexes in Kampong Cham, the Popoquil Waterfalls and the Bokor National Park.
Holidays in Cambodia will allow you to enjoy the beauty of the famous Mekong Valley and relax in comfortable hotels located in the capital Phnom Penh, taste exotic dishes in many restaurants and street cafes, enjoy the high level of service and the friendliness of local residents.
It is no coincidence that a tour operator in Cambodia, offers individual tours to this country for exotic lovers. After all, a trip to this proud Kingdom at the southern end of the Indochina peninsula can provide the best and most affordable beach holiday with a lot of entertainment, which is combined with a visit to the centers of the great culture of a small state.
The islands of Sihanoukville are an ideal place for family and active youth recreation. Stunningly beautiful coral reefs, white sand, very flat bottom and absolutely serene azure sea.
Siem Reap (literally “victory over the Siamese” from Siem or Siam – the name of the people, and rep – the field, that is, the “field of the Siamese”) is called the “gate” to the temples of Angkor – the spiritual and cultural center of the Khmer Empire. Previously, Siem Reap was a village on the banks of the river of the same name, which turned into a city due to the growth of the tourist flow to the temples of Angkor. Siem Reap is now a booming tourist destination with an international airport and many modern hotels. From the city center to Angkor Wat – 5 km, to Tonle Sap Lake – 12 km, to Phnom Kulen – 31 km.
Most of the tourists go to Cambodia for the sake of Angkor and do not always even know the name of its satellite city.
The most famous and majestic monument of ancient Khmer culture is the capital of the Khmer state of the 9th-13th centuries. This is a huge complex of religious buildings and palaces with an area of about 600 square meters. km. Angkor at one time was one of the largest cities in the world until, in the XV century. was not destroyed by the army of Siam. More than 100 palaces and temples hid the tropical forests until the end of the 19th century, when the French naturalist Henri Muo, who made the search for Angkor a dream of her life and found it by pure chance, discovered Angkor in 1861 after four centuries of oblivion. He wrote in his message: “The monuments of building art that I have seen are enormous in size and, in my opinion, are an example of the highest level in comparison with any monuments that have survived from ancient times. I’ve never felt as happy as I do now
In 1992, the entire territory of Angkor was taken under the protection of UNESCO.
Visa to the Kingdom of Cambodia
Visa regime to the Kingdom of Cambodia
Russian citizens need a visa to travel to the Kingdom of Cambodia.
Issuance of a visa on arrival
A tourist visa to Cambodia for a period of one month can be issued directly upon arrival at the airports of Phnom Penh, Siem Reap or at any land border crossing with neighboring states (with the exception of the border with Laos, where visas are not issued at the entrance).
To apply for a visa, you must submit the following documents: a
passport valid for 6 months on the date of departure from the country;
passport photos (taken no earlier than 6 months before the trip);
completed application form in English (issued on the spot).
A visa fee is charged in the amount of $ 25- $ 30 (exact amount on the spot at the time of stay, payment in dollars).
Visa processing takes no more than 5-20 minutes, depending on the number of tourists. At international airports, under the same conditions, you can get a “business visa” for a longer stay (from 3 to 12 months). In this case, the visa fee ranges from $30 to $285 (depending on the length of stay).
Registration of a visa at the consulate
To obtain a tourist visa, you must submit the following documents to the consular department of the Cambodian embassy:
a valid passport;
three passport size photographs (taken no earlier than 6 months from the date of submission of documents);
a completed application form in Russian or English (issued at the consulate).
The term for issuing visas
The term for consideration of applications usually ranges from 1 day The validity of the visa is indicated in the visa itself (usually a visa is issued for 30 days). In case of refusal to issue a visa, the fee is not refundable.
Issuance of visas via the Internet (e-visa)
It is possible to obtain a visa to Cambodia via the Internet directly on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia. With electronic visas, entry through the following border crossings is possible:
– International Airport, Phnom Penh (Phnom Penh International Airport)
– International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport
– land border crossing Cham Yeam (Koh Kong), border with Thailand
– Poi Pet (Banteay Meanchey) land border crossing, border with Thailand
– Bavet (Svay Rieng) land border crossing, border with Vietnam
To apply for an e-visa, you must fill out an online application form on the website of the Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The questionnaire is filled out only in English.
A scanned passport-sized color photograph (JPEG or PNG) must be attached to the application. The passport of an online visa applicant must be valid for at least six months at the time of entry into the country. In case of a positive decision, the applicant will be sent a confirmation to the specified e-mail address, which must be presented when passing through passport control.
The cost of the visa is $25. Payment is made by international plastic cards VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover.
The term for issuing a visa is three working days. The validity of the visa is three months from the date of issue, the period of stay in the country is 1 month.
extension It is possible to extend the visa for another month directly in Cambodia. To do this, you must contact the local Immigration Service and pay a fee of $45.