Etiquette in Cambodia

Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia and has a population of 15.2 million people.

The nation is a unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy.

The official language of Cambodia is Khmer.

Most citizens follow Buddhism.

The currency of Cambodia is the riel.

Dress Etiquette

If you are entering a temple or religious site, you should remove your shoes, hat, or head covering. However, your upper arms and legs should both remain fully covered.

Nude sunbathing is frowned upon.

Remove your shoes before entering a home. Don’t point the bottoms of your feet towards people or sacred images.

Gift Giving Etiquette

If giving an object to a monk, women are encouraged to place them on the monk’s receiving cloth or within reach of them. Monks are not permitted to touch women.

Use both hands when you are giving a gift.

Don’t use white wrapping paper and don’t give knives.

Birthdays are not celebrated.