Placing the hands together and bowing one’s head is the normal greeting in Cambodia, however, many people will now extend their hand to shake yours. Be respectful by going that step further to immerse yourself into the Cambodian culture.
Siem Reap town:
Buddhist Monks are very highly regarded in Cambodia. There are some basic rules when working with or being near Buddhist Monks:
In the Western world we can be hung up on time, with our meetings and schedules. Cambodian people do not stress over time, and it is not uncommon for things to happen later than arranged. Just go with the flow, be flexible and forget the stress, it’s better for you anyway!
English is widely spoken in Siem Reap, but it is always good to know some basic Khmer (Cambodian) language. It would be beneficial to brush up on a few phrases. Here are a few polite ones: