Is Cambodia Safe?


Cambodia is a welcoming Buddhist nation and is overall a very safe country to visit - probably safer than your home country. With the Khmer Rouge being disbanded in 1998 the risk of kidnapping and other violent crime has all but vanished, and landmines are only a threat in the border regions and deep forest - international demining teams have made tremendous progress in clearing visited areas in the last 15 years.

As in any country in the world, petty theft does exist in the larger cities. Phnom Penh is rapidly shedding its reputation as a dangerous city, but we'd recommend you take necessary precautions such as not walking around alone at night, especially off the main roads. Keep valuables safe in your hotel and don't carry large amounts of money with you. Bag snatching does occur also, sometimes from passing motorcycles, so keep valuables out of sight. For more information please visit our

  • Cambodia Travel Safety page.

  • Health and safety standards in Cambodia

    Health and safety standards in Cambodia

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