Information & Facts
Dangkor, in west Phnom Penh, near the airport
Khmer is the official language. French is also spoken,
but English is fast becoming popular with the younger
Riel (KHR) is the official currency and is divided into 100 sen.
Foreign currency is difficult to exchange with the exception of US
Dollars. Most transactions require cash. US dollars and Thai Baht
are accepted, although smaller transactions are usually done in
riel. A torn US dollar note renders it useless. Credit cards are
only accepted in a limited number of tourist-orientated hotels and
restaurants in Phnom Penh and larger towns. There are a few ATMs in
Phnom Penh, but they shouldn't be relied upon as a source of money;
travellers cheques in US dollars or sterling can be cashed at a
limited number of banks and larger hotels, though travellers
cheques are not recommended due to limited acceptance.