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In Cambodia, with a sprinkling of common sense, your trip should be smooth and trouble free. Do not be overly paranoid though. Generally, Travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. It's important to remember that what may be acceptable behaviour, dress and language in your own country, may not be appropriate in another. Please keep this in mind while travelling.
1. Be considerate of Cambodia's customs, traditions, religion and culture.
2. Dress modestly and respectfully. Shoulders to knees should be covered, especially when entering places of worship.
3. Ask permission, remove your shoes and cover your shoulders with a jacket or wrap before entering a place of worship.
4. Always dispose of litter thoughtfully, including cigarette butts.
5. Please ask and receive permission before taking photos of people, including children.
6. For environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water. Fill a reusable water bottle or canteen with filtered water instead.
7. Refrain from touching or interfering with ancient monuments, relics or historic sites.
8. Learn some local language and don't be afraid to use it - simple greetings will help break the ice.
9. Shop for locally made products. Supporting local artisans helps keep traditional crafts alive.
10. Refrain from supporting businesses that exploit or abuse endangered animals.
11. When bargaining at markets, stay calm, be reasonable and keep a smile on your face. It's meant to be fun!
12. When on community visits or homestays, refrain from giving gifts or money to locals.