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Cambodia

 

Cambodia Destinations Travel Guide

 

 

 

Flag of Cambodia

Language: Khmer

Currency: Riel (KHR)

Calling Code: 855

 

 

 

Cambodia, is one of the forty-nine countries that make up the Asian continent. Its capital and most populous city is Nom Pen. It is located at the center of the Southeast Asian subregion, bordering the northwest with Thailand, the north with Laos, the east with Vietnam and the southwest with the Gulf of Thailand (Pacific Ocean). It has an area of 181,035 km22 and a population estimated in 2016 of about sixteen million inhabitants.

 

The official religion of the country is Theravada Buddhism, practiced by 95% of Cambodians. Also, in the country there are minority groups of Vietnamese, Chinese, Cham and up to thirty tribes.The capital and largest city is Nom Pen, cultural, political and economic center of the nation. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy whose head of state is Norodom Sihamoni, monarch elected by the Royal Throne Council. The Prime Minister of Cambodia has been Hun Sen for 25 years.

In the year 802 Jayavarman II proclaimed himself king and founded the Khmer empire, which survived for six hundred years and dominated much of Southeast Asia and accumulated immense power and wealth. This kingdom very influenced by the culture of India built monumental temples such as Angkor Wat, declared a World Heritage Site, and facilitated the dispersion of the first Hinduism for much of the region. After the fall of a capital Angkor to the kingdom of Ayutthaya in the fifteenth century Cambodia became governed as a vassal territory by several neighboring powers, a situation that lasted until the French turned it into a protectorate in the mid-nineteenth century. Cambodia became independent from France in 1953.

 

Travel Destination in Cambodia

 

Angkor

One of its most notable structures Angkor Wat is considered to be the largest religious structures in the World. It is also portrayed on the flag of Cambodia.

Bokor National Park

Most prominent feature in Bokor National Park is an abandoned French hill station that date to 1920's. It is also known as a Bokor Hill Station.

Kirirom National Park

Kirirom National Park is a small bio reserve situated in Kampong Speu Province and Koh Kong Province in South- West Cambodia.

Phnom Kulen National Park

Phnom Kulen National Park is a home to Asian tigers, Asian elephant, Rhinos, deer, leopard, several species of monkeys and deer this national park also preserves remains of human activity.

Preah Vihear Temple

 

Preah Vihear Temple is an UNESCO World Heritage site. This medieval religious complex is also known as Sreysikharesvara  or "The power of the mountain".