When planning my first trip to Cambodia, I didn’t really know what to expect and as a gay man I worried that it would have nothing to offer me, or my lifestyle. I mean I knew about the sad history that it had under the Khmer Rouge and I also knew it had a lot of temples at Angkor Wat. Apart from that I was pretty clueless about the country, but I wanted to know more. How glad I am that I did get to visit this amazing country. I felt safe and didn’t feel like my sexuality mattered. I enjoyed it that much that I extended my stay by a few extra days and will most definitely be back again, and hopefully soon.
Cambodia if you didn’t know is located between Thailand on its west, Vietnam on its east and Laos to the north. To the south lies the Gulf of Thailand. Cambodia has a very dark history even in its modern times, due to the horrendous genocide by the Khmer Rouge and its leader Pol Pot from 1975 to 1979 killing between 1.5 and 2.5 million Cambodians.
The capital city is Phnom Penh and the country has a population of 16.4 million people as of March 2019. Its time zone is 7+ hours of UTC. Cambodia like many other countries in southeast Asia do not change their clocks, and keep the same time all year round. As for weather, Cambodia has two distinct seasons and a monsoon climate. May – October gives heavy rain, humidity and stronger winds. With November to April giving dry, hot weather and temperatures ranging from 25c to 38c.
As information and prices can differ from city to city in many countries, please click on each city guide below for specific information on each destination in Cambodia.
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- Food & Drink
- How to get here
- Activities & things to do
- LGBT tips and safety