Palaces, monks, temples and a Buddhist culture, welcome to Phnom Penh! The capital of Cambodia is located in the southern part of the country and right next to the river Tonle Sap. The airport of Phnom Penh city is the largest of Cambodia and located around 7 km outside from the city centre. It is very easy to reach the airport by rental car.
Just enter your travel destination on Driveboo. Afterwards you can simply filter out things you don't need and add things you need for your journey in Cambodia (e.g. child car seat). Like this you can find the perfect rental car! In any case, always use the additional driver option if you are not travelling alone, so that another person is also allowed to drive the car if you are not able to drive. Please keep in mind that you bring your credit card to the rental car station. It has to be issued on the name of the driver of the car.
Here you can see common services offered on Driveboo. If you have any questions regarding the individual services, our service team will be happy to receive your inquiries by e-mail or telephone.
It is possible to cancel all bookings on Driveboo free of charge up to 24 hours before you would pick up the rental car at the station.
Usually if you drive a car in Cambodia you need a Cambodian driving license. This rule just applies for tourists who stay longer than three months. With an application form, a copy of the German driver's license, a certified translation of the driver's license in English, a copy of the passport and a valid Cambodian visa, you can request a Cambodian drivers license for a fee. Most tourists stay for less than 3 months. If you are one of them the Cambodian police accepts your national drivers licenses. However, we recommend you to bring an international drivers license. You can easily get it at the road traffic office in your area with a valid passport photo and your driving licence for a small fee.
The temperatures in Phnom Penh are between 23°C and 35°C all year long. From April to August the average temperature is at its highest and from July to October there are a lot of rainy days. The "High Season" in Cambodia is from December to March, during these months it is spring and the temperatures are therefore comfortable. You will find the Royal Palace of Phnom Penh close to the city. A beautiful and majestic property where you can find Khmere architecture. It is also the residence of Cambodias king.
Beside the Palace there are many other sights you can visit during your time in the city.
Independence Monument Phnom Penh
Lake Tonle Baki
Wat Botumvatey (temple)
Phnom Peninsula Basket
Wat Langka (temple)
Phnom Penh Water Park
Wat Preah Theat (pagoda)
Even though Phnom Penh is exciting and offers your a number of exciting things to do, there are also other parts of the country which you shouldn't miss during your time in Cambodia. The highlight for most tourists are the temples of Angkor Wat.
Here you can find the distance to other hot-spots in the country from Phnom Penh.
|Angkor Wat and Siem Reap||320 km||5 h 10 min|
|Sihanoukville||230 km||5 h 5 min|
|Kampot Province||130 km||3 h|
|Phnum Preach Wildlife Sanctuary||370 km||6 h 30 min|