Cambodia Overview

Cambodia boasts a rich culture with its many ancient temples and impressive natural scenery, such as the empty beaches, mighty rivers and the remote forests. Travel to Cambodia will always be high on anybody's travel list as it offers the fabulous temples of Angkor Wat, long considered one of the greatest human achievements of ancient architecture and sculpture. Visiting these temples along with many of the country's nature sites is like experiencing a foreign world. We offer among the best of Cambodia travel packages, tours and vacations. We have on this page every kind of trip imaginable for travel in Cambodia. At the present, more of Cambodia is open to visitors than any other time in decades. As well as the famous temples at Angkor near Siem Reap, there are many other beautiful places to discover. The empty beaches in Sihanoukville on the South Coast of Cambodia, are a great place to relax and enjoy the sun. You may choose to visit here on the way back to Phnom Penh, stopping at Kampot and Kep on the way.

Fast Facts:

Location: South-East Asia.

Time: GMT + 7.

Area: 181,035 sq km (69,900 sq miles).

Population: 14.2 million (UN estimate 2008).

Population Density: 81.7 per sq km.

Capital: Phnom Penh.

Population: 2 million (2007). 

Geography

Cambodia shares borders in the north with Laos and Thailand, in the east with Vietnam and in the southwest with the Gulf of Thailand. The landscape comprises tropical rainforest and fertile cultivated land traversed by many rivers. In the northeast and southeast areas rise highlands. The capital is located at the confluence of the Mekong, Bassac and Tonle Sap rivers. The latter flows from a large inland lake, also called Tonle Sap, situated in the centre of the country. There are numerous offshore islands along the southwest coast.  

Language

Khmer is the official language and spoken by 95% of the population. Chinese and Vietnamese are also spoken. French was widely spoken until the arrival of the Pol Pot regime and is still taught in schools, but English is now a more popular language to learn among the younger generation.

Religion

95% Buddhist (Theravada), the remainder Muslim and Christian. Buddhism was reinstated as the national religion in 1989 after a ban on religious activity in 1975.

Electricity

220 volts AC, 50Hz. Two-pin plugs are in use. Power cuts are frequent.

Social Conventions

Sensitivity to politically-related subjects in conversation is advisable. Avoid pointing your foot at a person or touching someone on the head. Women should keep their shoulders covered and not wear shorts when visiting pagodas.

Photography: 

Permitted, with certain restrictions, such as the photographing of military installations, airports and railway stations. It is polite to ask permission before photographing Cambodian people, especially monks. 

Cambodia bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. Known as a country of great Angkor Temples in Siem Reap, the beaufitul beach in Shihanouk villes and a sad history relics in Phnom Penh.. Killing field

Places to go

Hotel in Cambodia

Our Cambodia trips

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28 June, 2019 5 Days Halong Bay & Angkor Wat Tour Hanoi, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia 5 Days Halong Bay & Angkor Wat Tour 5 days Contact us View Trip
28 June, 2019 5 Days Ho Chi Minh & Angkor Wat Highlights Tour Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Siem Reap, Cambodia 5 Days Ho Chi Minh & Angkor Wat Highlights Tour 5 days Contact us View Trip
28 June, 2019 Phnom Penh Highlights Tour Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Phnom Penh, Cambodia Phnom Penh Highlights Tour 3 days Contact us View Trip
28 June, 2019 Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Highlights Tour Siem Reap, Cambodia to Siem Reap, Cambodia Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Highlights Tour 3 days Contact us View Trip
28 June, 2019 Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat & Floating Village Siem Reap, Cambodia to Siem Reap, Cambodia Siem Reap Tour: Angkor Wat & Floating Village 4 days Contact us View Trip

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General Information

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Heritages

Preah Vihear Temple

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Travel Tips

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