Are you a Bangladeshi citizen looking to explore the rest of Southeast Asia? Did you start your journey in India hoping to visit a neighbour and were so taken with the beauty of the region that you feel the need to travel further east, to Cambodia or beyond? Whether you are planning a journey by land or a direct flight, you will need a visa for Cambodia.
You can request your visa in the official website, he process is easy. From the homepage, scroll to the bottom and click on “Read How to Apply” underneath the large “Apply Now” button. Reading this will familiarise you with the process. When you have reached the end of the 5th page explaining the process, there will be another opportunity to select “Apply Now.” You will typically have your evisa in your email inbox within three days! Then the hard part is done and you can continue to plan your trip.
Travellers can enter Cambodia by land, by air, and by sea. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International airports offer direct travel from other nations. Land entry via Laos, Thailand, or Vietnam is also possible via nine international checkpoints. Entry via water happens at the Sihanouk International Seaport and the Phnom Penh International Port as well as along the Mekong River from Vietnam.
Once you enter Cambodia, you will need to determine what sort of fun you want to have. Are you an ecotourist? Cambodia offers biking tours, hiking, and riverboating. Although the country is mostly flat and easy terrain, the more adventurous among you can find a challenge in the Cardamom Mountains or Cambodia’s Srepok Wilderness Area. The Mekong river is the best known of Cambodia’s aquatic sights but there are also trips available on the Tonle Sap Lake and other waterways. These tours are likely the best way to experience the local culture of the floating villages and see some of the area’s wildlife.
If you prefer ancient civilisation, the Angkor complex of ancient temples in the province of Siem Reap will be sure to delight. At this location, more than 400 square kilometres are dotted with the cultural remnants of the Khmer civilisation. Angkor Wat is the most famous of these sites and is the world’s largest religious monument. It is truly one of the architectural wonders of the world.
And then, of course, there’s food – there are very few things more enjoyable than the variations of Indochinese cuisine native to Cambodia. In 2013, CNN claimed that “squished between culinary heavyweights Thailand and Vietnam, Cambodia is often overlooked when it comes to food. But once you've sampled Khmer cuisine, you won't turn back.”
They suggest ten meals which should be experienced during a visit to Cambodia. Most feature noodles or rice, as is typical in the region, but what sets Cambodian cuisine apart is the addition of flavourful herbs such as slok ngor, green locally-grown Kampot pepper, or a popular Cambodian sauce made from garlic, fresh chillies, fish sauce, lime juice, and sugar. All you need to get started is a visa for Cambodia!