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A great way to learn about your country is to leave it.
Henry Rollins

Kingdom of Cambodia

General Facts 

  • Population: 15,140,000 people
  • Capital: Phnom Penh; 1,500,000 people
  • Area: 69,898 square miles
  • Language: Khmer
  • Religion: Buddhist
  • Currency: Riel - US Dollar also used.
  • Life Expectancy: 71 years old
  • GDP per Capita:U.S.  $1,006 per year
  • Literacy Percent: 78 percent

Other Fun Facts:

  • 68% of Cambodia's population is under the age of 30.
  • The head is regarded as the highest part of the body and never touched by another.
  • The Cambodian flag is one of only two national flags that has an image of a building.
  • The name “Cambodia” is used in the Western world while “Kampuchea” is used in the East.
  • There are 7 National parks in Cambodia.
  • Angkor Wat is the largest religious monument in the world at over 400 acres
  • Angkor Wat was originally a Hindu temple not Buddhist as it is today

Our Suggestions

  • Angkor Wat - If you come to Cambodia and don't see this... well I am sorry.
  • Speed boat ride from Phnom Penh on the Tonle Sap to Siem Riep
  • See the Floating Villages on the Mekong and Tonle Sap
  • Phnom Penh nightlife and outside eateries
  • Sihanoukville beaches 

Blog Posts About Cambodia

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