Getting to Cambodia

The conference will be held in Phnom Penh Cambodia. Find here essential information about Phnom Penh and Cambodia. If you need more information, please contact us

Flights:  For Europeans, there are many options so it is often best to use a service to find the best flight for you. Most flights have a stop in Bangkok and another along the way. So sit back, relax, watch some movies, de-stress while someone brings your meals and drinks.

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VISA: Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, you can buy a 1-month tourist visa for $25. 2 passport pictures are needed or $2 USD and they take your picture there. ATM available. Make sure your passport is valid at least another six months.

From the airport, take a taxi or tuk tuk ride to the conference location or your hotel for $9 or $7 (taxi or tuk tuk respectively, flat rate for single trips from the airport to any point of the city). If you let us know 3 days ahead of time we can arrange for a tuk tuk to pick you up for $7 and they will be holding up a sign with your name on it.

 

Accomodation

A special offer for T3CON15 ASIA participants at the Patio Hotel. Find here more information

Conference Center

Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC)

The conference will take place at Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center, conveniently located 6km west of Phnom Penh International Airport and 4km from central Phnom Penh.

The building was constructed by Japan’s Grant Aid and is located at Royal University of Phnom Penh’s campus on Russian Boulevard.

 

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Exploring

Don't forget to combine business with leisure as Cambodia. The Kingdom of Wonders, has a lot to offer. Enjoy a tuk tuk ride through the bustling city of Phnom Penh, visit Angkor Wat, the famous temples in Siem Reap, and relax at one of the beautiful beaches. If this is not enough for you then you can catch a short flight to Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, or Ho Chi Minh City and discover other highlights in the region.

 

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Phnom Penh

While in Phnom Penh, be sure to visit the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Central and Russian Market. If you are interested in the tragic history of the Khmer Rouge, then a visit to the Killing fields or Tuol Sleng (Prison S21) will give you more information.

Did you know that Phnom Penh is also a secret hot spot for fantastic food? You will not starve if you don't like Asian food. Besides wonderful Khmer and Asian Restaurants, there are also places that serve fantastic Pizza and Pasta, French food, Indian Kitchen, Burgers and delicacies from almost every country. 
Find more information about food, sights and activities in Phnom Penh:

  • Tripadvisor
  • The city’s top 30 dining deals for budget gourmands
  • A Blog about food in Phnom Penh
  • Traditional Cambodian Dance Show

Survival Guide

Medical

Make sure you have travel insurance that includes repatriation in emergency cases. Hospitals and clinics that offer international standard services are SOS International, Royal Ratanak Hospital near the airport (brand new) and Royal Rattanak Hospital right behind the CJCC where we will hold the conference.
Recommended Vaccinations: Polio Hepatitis A+B, MMR, Typhoid, Tetanus-diphtheria (Please check with your doctor). Malaria prophylaxis is not needed in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Transportation

For getting around, we will use "tuk tuks". They are widely available and very affordable. Or simply use a T3CON15 Asia tuk tuk. 
There are many bus companies or private taxi's that can take you to further destinations like Siem Reap or Sihanoukville or Kep. 

Clothing

In order to respect the culture, proper clothing during the conference (and especially when visiting pagodas) is recommended: 

  • Men: long trousers, shirt and shoes
  • Women: clothes covering their shoulders and knees

Don't forget, it' s rainy season so you might want to bring a light rain jacket or an umbrella. Otherwise just stay inside until the rain is over :-)

Money Matters

VISA and other credit cards are widely accepted in nicer hotels, restaurants and supermarkets. ATMs (cash machines) are available (for Swiss people: Postcards work well). Traveller cheques are not so common anymore and difficult to exchange. 

The official currency is the riel, which cannot be obtained outside of Cambodia. However, this is not a problem, since the unofficial currency (the US dollar) is used for almost all transactions - including obtaining your visa on entry. $1 =. 4000 Riel.

Tuk tuk drivers don't carry much change, so please be sure to bring some small US Dollar dollar bills with you. Also, cash (also in small denominations) is best for the markets.