Packing list for Cambodia

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Packing List for Cambodia

Packing Lists by Country

These lists has been compiled by Volunteers serving in Cambodia based on their experience. Use it as an informal guide in making your own list, bearing in mind that experience is individual. There is no perfect list!
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See also:
Pre-Departure Checklist
Staging Timeline

For information see Welcomebooks


There are very few important items that you cannot find in the markets of Phnom Penh. The things that are really hard to find are often things that are commonly available (like clothes and shoes), but that are only available in small sizes that will fit Cambodian people. Be sure to bring:

Packing for training

Most of the information below is oriented toward your life as a Volunteer. However, it is important to remember that for your first two months you will be in training. While in training, your meals, transport and lodging will be provided. Be sure to bring enough appropriate clothing to last you at least a week (as finding time to do laundry during training will be difficult) and everything else, such as toiletries and other consumables, to last for two months. After your training period, you will have more access to shopping and can buy whatever you need for the longer term.

General Clothing

For Women, also bring

For Men, also bring


Personal Hygiene and Toiletry Items

The Peace Corps medical kit contains almost everything you will need for basic first-aid, though not necessarily in the brands you are accustomed to. You may want to bring a three- month supply of the following items to use during pre-service training. After training, you will be able to find a variety of these products in the local shops.


Remember, there is not enough room in your luggage for everything. Base your choices of what to bring on what is most important to you. You will not become a different person when you step onto the airplane. The things that are important to you in the U.S. are likely to be important to you in Cambodia as well.

Additional Items to Consider Bringing

books of U.S. stamps

Items You Do Not Need to Bring

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