Can I drink tap water in Cambodia?

We strongly recommend against it. Although tap water in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap is claimed to be safe, a lot of chlorine is added, and it doesn't taste good. Outside these two cities water is usually untreated and the source unknown. Bottled water is sold everywhere and is cheap so there is no reason to drink tap water.

Ice is generally safer, originating from treated water and produced in large cubes which are delivered to outlets or shops which serve ice. Round ice "cubes" with holes in are drinking water and safe, large blocks are for cool-boxes, and should not be added to drinks. The source of crushed ice is not always certain - hotels will be fine, though.

It is not safe to dring tap water in Cambodia

Woman pumping water in Cambodia

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