Kent Kobayashi

Travelled to 11 countries / regions

Written 18 briefs
I traveled to Cambodia in January of 2019



Asia > Cambodia > Useful Info
Submitted on May 15, 2019 Useful Info

There is very little credit card acceptance in Cambodia

  • As title says. Don't count on being able to use your credit card much in Cambodia outside of airport and major hotels
  • In Phnom Penh, you'll be able to to use Visa, MasterCard and JCB in
  • Upscale malls like the Aeon Mall
  • Western style or very upscale local restaurants and bars
  • International and major local hotel chains
  • Some airport shops
  • That's about it. You'll be hard pressed to find card acceptance outside of these types of establishments in Phnom Penh.
  • Outside of Phnom Penh, with minor exceptions you should assume that no one will accept credit card
  • Also, cards like American Express is basically not accepted anywhere
  • Most local businesses transact in cash, which is what you should rely on. But as I said here, you can pay for most things with USD directly without converting to the local currency.