SALASARA (your home away from home) is ideally located in the great location of Siem Reap. and is the gateway to Angkor region.
''Secluded in a peaceful, tranquil garden yet convenient to Siem Reap's central district. Pub Street, Old Market, Restaurants and the lively Night Market are nearby and only a safe and easy walk away "
37 rooms private ensuite
7 deluxe double .12 superior double .12 superior twin (2 single bed) .4 standard double .2 family room .1 swimming pool 1. masage & spa .1 restaurant .1 bar
- CHECK IN TIME: 14:00PM
- CHECK OUT TIME: 12:00 NOON
Passport & Visas
We advise that your passport should have at least 6 months remaining validity at the time of travel. All foreign nationals, except nationals of Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Laos need a visa to enter Cambodia.
A single-entry tourist visa is issued on arrival at Phnom Penh and Siem Reap international airports, and at the overland crossings at check point borders. Single-entry tourist visas are valid for 30 days, including the day of issue, and cost around $30, plus you will need one passport photograph.
A business visa is also valid for 30 days and costs $35 plus one passport photo. You may also complete an e-visa up to 3 months before of your date of travel. Details can be found on the Kingdom of Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation website.
Every traveller has to complete immigration and customs declaration forms during the arrival flight and must submit them on arrival. Any amount of foreign currency can be brought into Cambodia, but the amount of Cambodian currency must not exceed 100,000 Riels per person.
Tourists and non-residents carrying over USD 10,000 in cash or its equivalent must declare it to ensure they will be allowed to take out with them the amount declared.
US dollars are as commonly used as the Cambodian Riel and even Thai Baht is acceptable in many places. Most shops, restaurants and hotels set their prices in dollars, however small transactions are usually done in Riel. We suggest you always carry some small Riel for motorcycle taxis and any other small purchases made outside the hotel.
Credit cards and traveller’s cheques are not common and US dollar traveller’s cheques are much more easily changed than any other kind. Banks can change money, carry out telegraphic transfers and some can cash travellers cheques and accept Visa cards.
The climate is tropical. As the country is affected by monsoon, it is hot and humid with an average temperature around 27ºC. There are two distinct seasons: the rainy season (June – October) and the dry season which is divided into two sub-seasons, cool (November - February) and hot (March - May).
Time in Cambodia
Cambodian local time is GMT +7 hours.
The Cambodian language is Khmer, which is inherited from and is influenced by Thai. Some technical terms are borrowed from French. However, today English is commonly spoken in hotels and business compounds.
Although no vaccinations are officially required for entry to Cambodia, they are highly encouraged. We advise visitors to check with their doctor or a travel immunisation clinic regarding protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, hepatitis A and B. Any essential medications should be brought with you, as there is no guarantee they will be available in Cambodia.
Since Cambodia has a hot and humid tropical climate, casual and lightweight clothing is best i.e. made from natural fibres. A jacket might be needed on cool winter evenings. A hat and high-factor sun block is advisable as protection against the hot sun when sightseeing.
If you are visiting temples or pagodas, including those of Angkor Wat, shorts and T-shirts are acceptable attire. However to visit the highest level of Angkor Wat, guests are requested to cover knees and shoulders (no tank tops).
Shoes are generally removed at the entrance to pagodas. For visits to the Silver Pagoda, which is within the Royal Palace grounds, visitors are asked to dress more formally. Gentlemen are required to wear long trousers and ladies should wear long trousers or long skirts.
AIRPORT IN CAMBODIA
Since Cambodia has now growing quite fast by tourist in popular ancient temples city, there are three main airports now.
- Siem Reap International Airport, Code REP
- Phnom Penh International Airport, Code PNH
- Sihanoukville International Airport, Code KOS
Siem Reap International Airport (REP) 12km, approximately 15-20 minutes by Remok(tuktuk) or car.
- Car Service
SALASARA offers Remok (tuktuk) or taxi service upon request, whether travelling to and from the airport, between places of interest within Siem Reap or to other parts of Cambodia.
- Tonle Sap
Around 15 km or a 30-minute drive from the hotel is the mouth of Southeast Asia’s largest fresh-water lake. Floating villages and world conservation areas are the main attractions within Tonle Sap. SALASARA is able to arrange elegant tours aboard luxury Khmer style wooden boats for interested guests.
- The Old Market and Pub Street
Steps away from the main entrance of the hotel, is a charming enclave dotted with buildings from the French Colonial era. Places to visit include the “Psa Char” or the “Old Market"- a haven for souvenir hunters and “Pub Street” where cosy hole in the wall bistros and bars abound.
- The Angkor Golf
This 18-hole Nick Faldo-designed course is a short 15-minute drive from the hotel. Well-maintained and known to offer a good challenge, this is Siem Reap’s must-stop for golf enthusiasts.
Departing Cambodia by fly is now changed rule; the traveler has to pay the departure tax previously. But now there is no fee charge for departure.
The Angkor Pass is the entrance ticket to all the Angkor temples and monuments in the Siemreap area. There are several options regarding how many days the pass is valid. All passes are issued with a picture. They are not transferable to another person.
Visitors can buy the Angkor Pass at the main ticket sales booths on the road from Siemreap to Angkor Vat, at the checkpoint on the road from the airport to Angkor Vat and at the checkpoint at Banteay Srei. No other organizations (guest houses etc.) are authorized to sell Angkor Passes.
Fees and number of days
- US$ 37 for one day
- US$ 62 for three days
- US$ 72 for one week
The fee must be paid in US dollars, Cambodian Riel, Thai Baht or Euro. Credit cards are not accepted for payment, but there is a bank counter at the ticket sales booths, where visitors can get a cash advance on their credit card.
- Notes about fee
For the comfort of foreign visitors, these prices include use of the sanitary facilities in the park without charge.
These prices do NOT include special permits for picture taking or film shooting. Entry is free for children under 12 years old. Children 12 and above must pay full price. Entry is free for all Cambodian nationals.
There are no discounts for groups. The Angkor Pass is not refundable for any reasons. Validity Angkor Passes issued between 5 a.m. in the morning and 5 p.m. in the afternoon are valid the same day. Angkor Passes issued after 5 p.m. in the afternoon are valid the same day until sunset and also the next day.
Other than this exception, visitors may NOT buy a ticket in advance. Angkor Passes for 3 days are for 3 consecutive days. Angkor Passes for 1 week are for 7 consecutive days. Other Ankgor Passes for 1 day do not require a picture. Angkor Passes for 3 days and 1 week require a picture. It may be taken at the ticket sales booths free of charge.