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Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Maya Angelou

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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