Office hours are usually from 8.00am to 12.00 noon and 2.00pm to
5.00pm, Monday to Saturday with a lunch time siesta in between.
Bank hours vary, but are generally open from 8.30am to 3.30pm,
Monday to Friday.
Government offices are open from 8.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to
January 1 – New Year's Day
January 7 – Victory Day
Meak Bochea Day
March 8 – International Women's Day
April 13 – Traditional Khmer New Year
May 1 – International Labour Day
Visak Bochea Day
May 13-16 –King Sihamoni’s Birthday
June 18 – Former Queen’s Birthday
Former King Sihanouk’s Birthday
November 9 – Independence Day
December 10 – International Human Rights Day
Cambodia has a tropical monsoonal climate, with distinct wet and
dry seasons. The wet season usually begins in April/May and lasts until late
October, bringing strong winds, high humidity and heavy rains. During this
time, almost all of the annual rainfall occurs, mostly in the form of afternoon
or evening thunderstorms.
In the dry season from November to March/April, there are
generally cloudless days, morning fogs and smoke haze. Relative humidity
exceeds 80 per cent in the wet season and rarely drops below 70 per cent in the
In Phnom Penh, temperatures are high throughout the year,
ranging from average maximums in the high 20s during the coolest month of
January, to about 34°C during April/May (the hottest months) though
temperatures can approach 38°C on occasions. During the wet season, electrical
storms can flood the streets of the city within minutes. The cooler season is
from November to February.
For weather details in Cambodia, please visit the World Meteorological Organization.
Oanda currency converter
The official currency is the Cambodian riel, with notes being in
100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000 and 10 000 riel denominations. Trade is generally
carried out in US dollars (preferred) or Thai baht near the Cambodia/Thai
Time zones and time differences
Cambodia is three hours behind Australian Eastern Standard Time
To find out the current time in Phnom Penh, visit the World
Cambodia's country code is +855.
For calls to Cambodia from Australia dial: 00 + 855 + area code
+ telephone number.
For calls from Cambodia to Australia dial: 00 + 61 + area code +
Find out more about Australian area codes or international dialling codes.
Electricity and water
Cambodia's power supply is 230 volts, 50Hz. The twin round-pin
plugs are the most common.
Links and resources
Travel and tourism