Can I trust the Khmer police?
Depending on the situation, the Khmer police will try to help you out as much as they can, although often that isn't very much. In cases of theft they'll quite happily let you file a report, but don't expect them to go rushing out to catch the culprit. If you are driving yourself around in Cambodia, don't be surprised if the police stop you and muddle around basically looking for a bribe. Be polite, smile a lot, and pay them -- you are allowed to bargain! The one time you do not want the police involved is if you are involved in a car or motorcycle accident. As long nobody is seriously injured, try to sort out - you will inevitably be at fault and must pay - before the police show up. If you wait for them, you'll have to pay them as well.
More Travelfish FAQs
AccommodationIs a fan room okay, or should I budget for air-con?
Is it possible to rent rooms or dormitories for longer periods of time while travelling in Cambodia?
Should I take my own padlock for the door of my room while travelling in Cambodia?
What should I do if a bag is stolen from my room or dormitory while travelling in Cambodia?
What standard of accommodation can I expect for US$5 in Cambodia?
Why are there so few dormitories in Cambodia?
Why are there so few hostels in Cambodia?
BargainingShould I bargain for everything I want to buy in Cambodia?
What is the best way to bargain in Cambodia?
What shouldn't I do when bargaining in Cambodia?
Cost of travellingHow much should I budget per day for a holiday in Cambodia?
What is the bare minimum I could survive on in Cambodia?
What is the best way to spend less money in Cambodia?
Food glorious foodCan I drink the tap water in Cambodia?
How can I avoid MSG in Cambodia?
How do I avoid peanuts in Cambodia?
I have a food allergy -- what should I do when travelling in Cambodia?
Is there good vegetarian food in Cambodia?
Is western food available in Cambodia?
Getting aroundAre the ferries in Cambodia safe?
Are the trains in Cambodia safe?
Do the trains run on time?
Is it easy to hitch-hike in Cambodia?
Is it easy to rent a car or motorcycle in Cambodia?
Should I get a tourist minibus in Cambodia?
What is the best way to get around Phnom Penh?
What's the best way to travel around Cambodia -- share-taxi, bus, train or boat?
Getting there and awayHow do I get from Cambodian airports into nearby towns?
Help Police!Can I trust the Khmer police?
What are the chances of being robbed?
Money MadnessAre credit cards accepted in Cambodia?
Are there ATMs in Cambodia?
How can I have money sent to me in Cambodia?
How can I send money out of Cambodia?
Should I bring travellers cheques, credit/debit cards or cash to Cambodia?
Should I tip in Cambodia?
Packing purgatoryWhat should I pack for a holiday in Cambodia?
What shouldn't I pack a holiday in Cambodia?
Scams and warningsI've heard about scams crossing the border between Thailand and Cambodia - what is the real story?
Is it a good idea to buy drugs off a moto or tuk tuk driver?
SecurityCan I use drugs in Cambodia?
Is Cambodia a safe place to travel alone to?
Is Cambodia safe?
Staying healthyAre leeches a problem in Cambodia?
Are legal drugs cheap in Cambodia?
Do I need a prescription in Cambodia?
Do I need malarial medication in Cambodia?
HIV/AIDS in Cambodia
Is heatstroke a problem?
Is medical care cheap in Cambodia?
Is medical care in Cambodia good?
Is rabies a problem in Thailand?
What about dengue haemorrhagic fever in Cambodia?
What about schistosomiasis in Cambodia?
What general food and water precautions should be followed in Cambodia?
What general health advice can you offer for Cambodia?
What should be in a traveller's medical kit for travel in Cambodia?
Will I get diarrhoea in Cambodia?
TechnologyAre there many internet cafes in Cambodia?
Can I travel with a laptop in Cambodia?
What is mobile phone coverage like in Cambodia?
What is the voltage in Cambodia?
Things to learnWhere can I learn Khmer?
Vexed by visas?What are Cambodia's visa requirements?
Jump to a destination
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- Phnom Penh & surrounds
- Siem Reap, Angkor & West Cambodia
- Sihanoukville & Cambodia's islands
- Banlung, Kratie & the Northeast
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