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- Advice and Health -


against musquito

Advice

You should drink lots of water. You should never drink tap water purified, bottled water is available everywhere.
You should use an insect repellent against mosquitoes. It is the only way to be sure of protection against mosquito borne diseases.
Because Cambodia has a hot and humid tropical climate, casual and light-weight clothing is best. Clothing made from natural material is the best option. A jacket might be needed on cool winter evenings or in hotels and restaurants using excessive air-conditioning. A hat and high-factor sun protection is advisable against the hot sun when you're sightseeing. When visiting temples or pagodas, including those of Angkor Wat, shorts and T-shirts are acceptable.
Shoes are generally removed at the entrance to pagodas.
For visits to the Silver Pagoda, which is within the Royal Palace grounds, visitors are asked to dress more formally. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and ladies should wear long trousers or long skirts.
Standard film, (such as Kodak, FUJI or Konica 100), slide and digital camera memory are widely available. Photos are inexpensive to process in the country. Any specialized photo equipment should be brought with you. Photography in airports, railway stations and near any military installations is forbidden and discretion should be used when photographing people, particularly monks.

 

Health

Although no vaccinations are officially required for entry to Cambodia, they are highly recommended. Visitors are advised to check with their doctor or a travel immunization clinic regarding protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. Any essential medications should be brought with you as there is no guarantee they will be available in Cambodia.

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