The dry season extends from November until May during which time temperatures range from 20oC to 32oC. The southwest monsoon prevails from June till October with stronger breezes and higher humidity. Rainfall is usually limited to the afternoons and is sporadic. Temperatures are warmer during this time, varying from 26oC to 38oC.
The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, although French is still spoken by the older generation. English is gaining in popularity, particularly in tourist areas.
The national currency is the Cambodian riel. It is issued in notes of 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 50,000 and 100,000. In Phnom Penh, however, most prices are quoted in US dollars and travelers may find it convenient to carry small denomination notes in this currency.
Good Luck Day Hotel & Apartment accepts payment by Visa Card and Master Card. Elsewhere, use of credit cards is limited to the larger hotels.