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Silver Pagoda

Silver Pagoda - Cambodia Within the Royal Palace compound is the extravagant Silver Pagoda, the floor of which is covered with five tons of gleaming silver. You can sneak a peek at some of the 5000 tiles near the entrance – most are covered to protect them. Rivalling the floor, an extraordinary Baccarat-crystal Buddha […] Detail»

Ta Prohm – Cambodia

Tree at Ta Prohm Ta Prohm (Khmer: ប្រាសាទតាព្រហ្ម) is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara (in Khmer: រាជវិហារ). Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern […] Detail»

Preah Khan

preah khan 01 Preah Khan (Khmer: ប្រាសាទព្រះខ័ន), sometimes transliterated as Prah Khan, is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located northeast of Angkor Thom and just west of the Jayatataka baray, with which it was associated. It was the centre of a substantial organisation, with almost 100,000 officials and servants. The temple is […] Detail»

Siem Reap

Siem_ReapAngkor_Wat_Temple Best known as the gateway to the incredible temple complexes of nearby Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is fast becoming a substantial fascination in its own right. It has resisted and emerged from the 90s trauma of Pol Pot’s dictatorship to become a relatively rich corner of Cambodia all thanks to […] Detail»

Ethnic Group in Cambodia

ethnic of cambodia The Khmer form 90% of Cambodia’s 15 million people, making it one of the most homogenous countries in Southeast Asia. The remainder are ethnic Vietnamese, Chinese, hilltribes and Cham Muslims. The Khmer have been in Cambodia since around the first century A.D, way before the Thais and Vietnamese and Chinese […] Detail»

Food of Cambodia

food-cambodia The food in Cambodia is similar to that of neighbouring Thailand and other Asian foods, except we found it to to have a little less spice and variety, and seems to lacks the ‘oomph’ that makes Thai food so popular! In Cambodia you will find lots of fried rice and […] Detail»

Culture of Cambodia

cambodia-culture People Cambodians comprise a variety of kids who are commonly called Khmer. The Khmer constitute about 91 percent of the population. The population also includes a diversity of other ethnic backgrounds: Chinese, Vietnamese, Chams, and hilltribes, called Khmer Roeu. The Khmer are believed to have lived in the region from about the 2nd […] Detail»

History of Cambodia

cambodia-history Migrations into the mainland regions of Southeast Asia from the north continued well into historic times. The ancestors of the Cambodians came with earlier waves that followed in the wake of the proto-Malays. The Cambodians are closely related to the Mon who settled further to the west but of whom […] Detail»

Weather in Cambodia

angkor-wat-weather Cambodia has two distinct seasons — the wet and the dry — and you can see them in action on our interactive Cambodia weather map. Cambodia’s wet season comes courtesy of the southwest monsoon which blows from May to October, bringing with it some 75% of Cambodia’s annual rainfall. Not surprisingly, wet […] Detail»

Cambodia

cambodia Cambodia (/kæmˈboʊdiə/;Khmer: ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា, Kampuchea, IPA: [kɑmˈpuˈciə]), officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi), bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to […] Detail»

Angkor Wat

angkor wat 01 Angkor Wat (Khmer: អង្គរវត្ត) is the largest Hindu temple complex in the world. The temple was built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century in Yasodharapura (Khmer: យសោធរបុរៈ, present-day Angkor), the capital of the Khmer Empire, as his state temple and eventual mausoleum. Breaking from the Shaivism tradition of previous kings, Angkor Wat was instead dedicated toVishnu. As the best-preserved temple […] Detail»

Angkor Thom

angkor thom 01 Angkor Thom (Khmer: អង្គរធំ; literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. It was established in the late twelfth century by king Jayavarman VII. It covers an area of 9 km², within which are located several monuments from […] Detail»
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