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Cambodia with kids is an adventure! This fascinating country is steeped in rich history. A visit to the ancient Angkor temples is one of the best things to do in Cambodia with kids. These ancient ruins are a World Heritage Site. Your children will love exploring the area in a tuk tuk or cyclo.
Citizens of most countries will require a visa to enter Cambodia. Check the Cambodian government website for current requirements. Children under 12 require a visa however it is free. You may be able to obtain a visa on arrival (need 2 spare pages on passport, 2 passport photos(bring with you) and 4 months left before passport expires). There is also a departure tax when you leave the country. $30 per person valid for 30 days. If you intend to stay long-term you can get a Business Visa for $35 per person. Both types of visas can be renewed once you arrive at any of the local travel agents.
The heat is quite intense in Cambodia. Be sure to pack sunscreen and sun hats and carry bottled water with you when you visit the sites. Our strategy was to book a hotel with a pool. We visited the sites in the morning and then spent a few hours cooling off in the pool. We headed back out in the late afternoon again.
Mosquitoes can be a problem in Cambodia. Malaria and Dengue fever are present. Consult your doctor for advice. When we traveled to Cambodia we used a strong DEET cream to protect ourselves.
Siem Reap is one of the best places to visit in Cambodia with kids. It is rich in history and home to the famous Angkor Wat temple. Your children will have a great time exploring the fascinating ruins including one in the jungle.
There are lots of great things to do in Siem Reap with children. You can visit the floating village, explore Angkor Wat or take a pottery class together.
Finding a family friendly hotel when traveling to Cambodia with kids is always a challenge. We have found the best Siem Reap resorts and hotels for kids. Stay in a charming guesthouse in town or a country side hotel with the kids.
My kids and I had a really great time in Siem Reap!
The bustling capital city of Phnom Penh is another interesting place to visit in Cambodia with the little ones. The town is situated on the banks of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac Rivers.
There are lots of interesting Phnom Penh Attractions that you can visit with the kids. A trip to the Royal Palace is a must do as well as a visit to Phnom Tamao Zoo. A cooking class is a great way to spend the afternoon together learning about the delicious local cuisine.
We have found the best family friendly Phnom Penh hotels. Choose from budget friendly Phnom Penh hotels for kids, serviced apartments and luxury family accommodations.
Check out the local cuisines when in Cambodia. Your children will love sampling the tasty local fare:
Check out these tasty Cambodian food your kids will love!
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Visit the Cambodia tourist board here.
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