From LAX, Korean, Asiana, Thai, China Southern, China Airlines, Malaysia and EVA Airways offer connecting service (change of plane) to Phnom Penh. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $1,376, excluding taxes and fees. Asiana, Korean Airways and China Southern offer connecting service to Siem Riep. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $900, excluding taxes and fees.
Visitors from the U.S. need visas to enter Cambodia, available at the Siem Reap and Phnom Penh International airports; Cambodian embassies; most border crossings from Thailand, Laos and Vietnam; and by email through the website evisa.mfaic.gov.kh ($25 for 30 days).
To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code), 855 (country code for Cambodia) and the local number.
WHERE TO STAY
Quay Hotel, 277 Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh; 23-224-894, http://www.thequayhotel.com, is a stylish new boutique hotel with a rooftop bar overlooking the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. Doubles from $85.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal, 92 Rukhak Vithei Daun Penh, Phnom Penh; 23-981-888, http://www.raffles.com/phnompenh, is a luxurious landmark from the French colonial era. Doubles from $200.
Journeys Within Bed & Breakfast, Kraus Village, Siem Reap; 63-964-748, http://www.journeys-within.com, is a lovely compound just outside town with a swimming pool and garden. Doubles from $130, including breakfast and airport pickup.
Hôtel de la Paix, Sivutha Boulevard, Siem Reap; 63-966-000, http://www.hoteldelapaixangkor.com, is an elegant Khmer-style place with a delightful pool and restaurant; doubles from $250.
WHERE TO EAT
Le Wok, 33 Eo St. 178, Phnom Penh, 092-821-857, is a charming spot near the National Museum with French-inspired prix-fixe offerings for $9 to $12.
Khmer Kitchens, 63-964-154, http://www.khmerkitchens.com, has three locations around the Old Market serving Cambodian favorites such as Lok Lak beef, Amok and Khmer curry; entrees less than $5.
TO LEARN MORE
Tourism of Cambodia, http://www.tourismcambodia.com
Journeys Within, http://www.journeys-within.comCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times