Rice and Fish are the main staple of the typical Cambodian diet though many dishes are prepared with beef, pork or chicken. Sea food is abundant in coastal areas with shrimps and crab among the favorites. Local specialties include Amok (fish-cooked in coconut milk) and a variety of soups, and curries similar in taste though not in spiciness to Thailand . Phnom Penh is truly cosmopolitan with Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Nepalese, Indian, Turkish, Mexican, French, Western and other restaurants dotted around the capital.
All visitors to Cambodia should have up to date inoculations as recommended by their doctors. Visitors should take preventive measures against mosquitoes as in any tropical country, especially at dusk. Health insurance, especially medical evacuation cover is recommended as international standard healthcare is minimal, especially in rural areas.
Although Cambodia is not a Malaria risk-free country, your health will not be at risk if a proper precaution is undertaken. Consult your doctor is our best advice. Generally, the anti-malarial pills like Chloroquine and Mefloquine are recommended, however, if you were going to the remote area, then Doxycycline may be a better choice. Proper clothing and insect repellent can help a lot from insect disturbance.
List of some major hospitals, medical centers and clinics in Cambodia
To call Cambodia , dial (855) and Phnompenh prefix (23)
Tel: 914093 Fax: (855-18) 810785
European Medical Clinic
Tel: 916413 Fax: (855-23) 364656
Sihanouk Hospital Center
No. 363 Street 271
Tel: 723273, 982571
Phnompenh Medical Services
No. 181, 1st Floor Norodom Boulevard , Phnompenh
in front of Red Cross Medical Center
AEA-SOS International Medical Center
No. 161 Street 51, Sangkat Boeung Peng
Tel: 216911 Fax: (855-23) 215811
Raffles Medical Center
Sofitel Cambodiana, No. 313 Sisowath Boulevard
Office No.7, Ground Floor
Tel: 426288 ext.650