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The official language is Khmer and is spoken by 95% of the population. French is the language of commerce and education. Chinese and Vietnamese are also spoken. The younger generation often also speaks English.

Public Holidays

01/01/2022 New Year

01/07/2022 day of the victory

02/16/2022 Meak Bochea day

03/08/2022 International Women’s Day

04/13/2022 Cambodian New Year Celebration

05/01/2022 Labor Day

05/13/2022 Birthday of King Sihamoni

05/15/2022 Vesakh Day (Buddha’s Birthday)

05/19/2022 The Plowing Ceremony

06/18/2022 Birthday of the former Queen

09/24/2022 *Pchum Ben Day

09/24/2022 Constitution Day

10/29/2022 coronation day

10/31/2022 Birthday of former King Sihanouk

11/09/2022 Independence Day

12/10/2022 international human rights day


(a) [*] Religious holidays are determined according to the Buddhist lunar calendar and are subject to change.

(b) Holidays falling on a Saturday or Sunday are observed on the following regular working day.

Duty free shopping


The following items can be imported into Cambodia duty-free: 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 200 g of tobacco (18+); 2 liters of alcoholic beverages; 350 ml perfume or eau de toilette. Medicines to be taken constantly in a quantity sufficient for the stay.

Prohibited Imports

Weapons. More information is available from

Contact addresses

Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia

Consulate General in Zurich.

Chemin Taverney 3, PO Box 213
Le Grand-Saconnex
+41 (0)22 788 77 73.

Mon-Fri 09.00-12.00 and 14.00-17.00. Visa department: Mon-Fri 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia

(Also responsible for Austria.)

Avenue de Tervuren 264A
+32 (0)2 772 03 72.

Mon-Fri 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00.

Embassy of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Benjamin-Vogelsdorff-Strasse 2
+49 (0)30 48 63 79 01.

Mon-Fri 08.30-12.30 and 13.30-17.00.


Business etiquette

Shirt and tie are appropriate. Knowledge of English and French is helpful. Business hours: Mon-Fri 7am-11.30am and 2pm-5.30pm.

Business contacts

Information can be obtained from the embassy in Berlin (see addresses).



Autodial Long Distance Service. Many payphones are payphones. Phone cards are available at post offices, hotels and supermarkets in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Mobile phone

GSM 900 and 1800. Cellular carriers include Samart (GSM 900) (website: and Cambodia Shinawatra (GSM 1800) (website: The reception/transmission area is limited to Phnom Penh and other larger cities. Mobile phones can be rented. Roaming agreements exist with Germany and Switzerland, among others.


According to, provider is Big Pond (Internet: Internet cafes are widespread in Phom Penh and Siem Reap.

Post office

Postal delivery is unreliable. Airmail to Europe takes about 5 days. Post offices in Phnom Penh are open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm.


Since the use of shortwave frequencies changes several times over the course of a year, it is advisable to contact Deutsche Welle customer service directly for the current frequencies (Tel: (+49) (0228) 429 32 08. Internet: to request.

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