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Cambodia Travel Guide

by our Cambodia expert Paul Baderman
 
Paul BadermanWith over a decade of stability since the brutal internal strife of the 1980/90’s, Cambodia is now a must-go attraction for the more enterprising traveller. The centre of the substantial 9-13th century Khmer empire, subsequent decline caused much of that civilisation to be hidden for centuries – so that the lost cities and temples are a compelling reason to visit. Ankor was the ancient capital, Ankor Wat, simply one of the grandest and best-known temples of the region. Siem Reap is a starting point for ‘temple safaris’ to many others, notably the quite staggering jungle-enfolded Ta Prohm. Cambodia is a ‘water’ country – much of its life and economy depends on the rivers, lakes, and coast. Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in SE Asia – and its river reverses direction as the Mekong delta flooding alters. That’s when the colorful, traditional boat festival takes place in Phnom Pen, the colonial-style capital and a water-based city with floating and stilted villages. If ‘temple exhaustion’ hits, relax on the unexpectedly splendid beaches at Sihanouk on the Gulf of Thailand. Remoter areas of the country contain a rich Asian wildlife – elephants, bears, panthers and the rare Indochinese tiger.

Cambodia Facts

National Flag: Cambodian Flag
Language(s): Cambodian
Currency: Cambodian riel
Capital city: Phnom Penh
Total Area: 181,035 km2
Population: 14,444,000
Dialling Code: +855
Time Zone: GMT + 7
Tourism Website:
http://www.tourismca
mbodia.com/


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FCO Travel Advice for Cambodia

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Phnum Penh Weather Forecast

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