Cambodia

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Pacific World provides clients with the key to the door of a wonderful and diverse country, with offices in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh. We provide the most extensive local knowledge and event expertise available in Cambodia. All our staff are experienced event professionals with thorough first hand destination knowledge, and a passion for the destination and for serving our clients.

We care about our clients and take pride in delivering operational excellence and tailor making unique and creative programmes to exceed the individual needs and objectives of your events. We provide a one-stop-shop service, providing you with one point of contact to handle all of your ground requirements from A-Z, ensuring ease of communication and seamless operations. As a regional network of companies, our event expertise expands beyond Thailand & Indochina; this gives our clients the added advantage of region-wide consistency of service for pre and post extensions, and an even wider reach of resources for large-scale events.

Meetings:  Hold a meeting at one of the most spectacular locations imaginable: the ancient and mysterious Angkor Wat temple complex.

Incentive: Indulge in beautiful local spa treatments in luxury and experience unique Khmer entertainment whilst enjoying Cambodia’s cosmopolitan dining scene.

Conference: Enjoy a conference in the relaxed ambience of Siem Reap, a city with a leisurely resort feel, featuring comfortable and alternative experiences, for your guests.

Event: Host an event at a deserted temple in the Angkor Wat temple complex.

Cambodia is emerging as one of the world’s best-kept secrets for corporate travellers: a breath of fresh air for those looking to avoid the hustle and bustle that characterizes many countries in Asia. Cambodia is a destination waiting to be discovered, where friendly locals share your attention with the awe inspiring Angkor Wat – the world’s largest religious monument and one of the ancient wonders of the world. Situated on the confluence of three mighty rivers, the Mekong, the Tonle Sap, and the Bassac, Phnom Penh is undoubtedly Indochina’s most charming capital city.  The colonial heritage is still apparent in the crumbling French architecture, broad tree-lined boulevards and the ubiquitous baguette vendors.

Cambodia offers you the chance to provide a new experience for incentive programmes, meetings and events: a world waiting to be discovered where, every day, visitors can come across unique experiences through an extraordinary encounter with a new world. A true adventure for your clients. The number and quality of hotels in Cambodia have escalated considerably in the last few years with several international hotel brands now joining small guesthouses and local hotels in the major tourist areas. Some established hotels in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh are now complemented by international brands. Many local hotels have also upgraded themselves and expanded to meet the challenges and demands. Siem Reap, in the north of the country, is a fabulous standalone conference destination for small meetings, or an exceptional add-on destination for a dual incentive programme. Cambodia is an original and impressive destination for corporate events, with excellent air access from around the region and easy visa processing on arrival. An original proposal. Ideal for companies looking for new ideas and surprising destinations to open up new perspectives. A beautiful selection of properties. From classic elegance to boutique spa resorts, internationally branded corporate hotels and classic properties that provide the ultimate in indulgence. Uniquely beautiful heritage.  Angkor Wat is the ultimate location for conferences and incentive programmes. An emerging destination. Ideal for CSR projects, where visitors can get directly involved in the growing Cambodian society. Siem Reap. A leisurely resort specially developed for the needs of conferences or as part of a twin centre incentive programme. The ultimate in relaxed luxury, with a difference.

  • When is the best time to travel?
The best months are from November to February, when temperature is cool and humidity low, just after the rainy season.

  • Is it safe to travel and are there places to avoid?
Since the last national election, a new era of peace and political stability is taking roots in the country, giving travelers a chance to discover the deepest heart of the Kingdom. However, there are still some places where travelers should not go without an experienced local guide, as the problem of mines is still present in the countryside.

  • What money should I take?
The Riel (KHR) is the local currency but the US Dollar is widely accepted and used in most transactions. Credit cards, traveller's cheques and foreign currencies are accepted in hotels and major banks. It is recommended to carry U.S. Dollars in small denomination notes.

  • What language will they understand?
Khmer is the official language but English is well spoken in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, followed by French. In the countryside, people only speak Khmer.

  • How about my health?
Health insurance, including emergency evacuation, is absolutely essential. Doctors and hospitals expect cash payments for any medical treatment. The cost of medical evacuation is high. The hospital in Phnom Penh is reliable. It is suggested that any visitors bring adequate supplies of any essential personal medication, since that medication may not be available in Cambodia.

  • Public Holidays

2012
January 01 New Year's Day
January 07 Victory Day
January 19* Meak Bochea Day
March 08 Women's Day
April 14 Cambodian New Year
April 28 Visaka Buja Day (Birth of Buddha)
May 01 Labour Day
May 02 *Royal Ploughing Day Ceremony
May 15 King Sihamoni's Birthday
June 18 Former Queen's Birthday
September 24 Constitution Day
September 26 *Pchum Ben Day
October 29 Coronation Day
October 31 Former King Sihanouk's Birthday
November 09 Independence Day
November 10 * Water Festival
December 10 Human Rights Day

2013
January 01 New Year's Day
January 07 Victory Day
February 25 Meak Bochea Day
March 08 International Women's Day
April 13 Cambodian New Year
May 01 Labour Day
May 09 Royal Ploughing Day Ceremony
May 13 King Sihamoni's Birthday
May 25 Visak Bochea Day (Buddha's Birthday)
June 18 Former Queen's Birthday
September 24 Constitution Day
October 14 Pchum Ben Day
October 29 Coronation Day
October 31 Former King Sihanouk's Birthday
November 09 Independence Day
November 27 Water Festival
December 10 International Human Rights Day

  • Do I need a visa?
Visas are required by South African passport holders.

  • Will I need any innoculations before I depart?
Yellow Fever vaccinations are required for entry to Cambodia when coming from an infected area. It is advisable to protect against mosquitos.