General presentation of Cambodia
Kingdom of Cambodia, nowadays also known as the Khmer Empire, is located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula, and surrounded by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. Different with Laos, Cambodia has a beautiful costal in the south.
Moreover, Cambodia has a rich culture with its wealth of natural scenery and amazing heritage sites which attracts millions of visitors from all over the world to come and discover every years. This fascinating country has been the site of many magnificent ancient civilizations shown by the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Complex, Angkor Wat, Battambang, Sihanoukville, etc.
Official name: Kingdom of Cambodia
Population: 15.5 million
Superficie: 181,035 km2
Capital City: Phnom Penh (2 million)
People: Khmers (90%)
Local time: GMT + 7 hours
Religion (s): Buddhist, Islam and other
Main city : Preah Sihanouk, Baat Dambang, Siem Reap
Currency: Riel and US Dollar
Siem Reap, is one of Cambodia’s most visited cities with the most fabulous monument ever buit by mankind including Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Angkor is one of the greatest Buddhist sites in South East Asia. Surrounded by man-made lakes, this tranquil and moving beautiful place is the setting for some of the most impressive monuments mankind has ever made. Enjoying the traditional Apsara dance performances, is one of the must thing when coming there.
Phnom Penh is situated on the banks of the Mekong River where its confluence of two branches (Mekong and the Ton Sape). The city still retains much of its historic charm of French-styled building and the city’s classic Khmer architecture. The city offers several cultural and historical destination including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum.
Sihanoukville in the south west which has several popular beaches and the sleepy riverside town of Battambang in the northwest, both of which are a popular stop for visitors to Cambodia. The area around Kampot and Kep including the Bokor Hill Station are also an interest of visitors. Wat EK and Wat Slaket in Battambang, a large Buddhist temples which built in front of an old Angkorian ruin, gives a great contrast between ancient and new. Bamboo train, an interesting experience for many visitors.
So let’s take the time to discover the delightful Cambodia, the neighboring of Vietnam. And please join us to explore many combination tours to discover Cambodia and the other two countries of the former French Indochina of Laos and Vietnam.