About Cambodia

General Information

General Information

The Kingdom of Cambodia, formerly Kampuchea, is a Southeast Asian nation that borders Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, and the Gulf of Thailand. The capital city is Phnom Penh.   Geography Situated in the southwest of the Indochinese peninsula, Cambodia occupies a total area of 181,035 square kilometers and borders Thailand to the […]

Religion

Theravada Buddhism is the prevailing official religion in Cambodia and approximately ninety percent of the population is Buddhist. Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are also embraced in Cambodia. Since Buddha statues and images represent the revered Buddha, visitors are asked to treat all such statues and images with respect, so as […]

Map of Cambodia

Map of Cambodia

  RECOMMENDED DESTINATIONS Phnom Penh (Capital) Rattanak Kiri Province Siem Reap Province Mondul Kiri Province Preah Sihanouk Province Stung Treng Province Kratie Province Preah Vihear Province Kampot Province Kep Province Koh Kong Province Kampong Thom Province

Weather in Cambodia

The Wet Season The 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, the wet season is characterised by rain, and during the peak of wet season from July to September it can rain […]

Khmer History

Khmer History

The race that produced the builders of Angkor developed slowly through the fusion of the Mon-Khmer racial groups of Southern Indochina during the first six centuries of the Christian era. Under Indian influence, two principal centers of civilization developed. The older, in the extreme south of the peninsula was called […]

Tradition & Culture

Tradition & Culture

  Customs and Tradition Cambodian culture and tradition have had a rich varied history dating back many centuries. Over the years, the people of Cambodia developed a set of unique tradition from the syncretism of indigenous Buddhism and Hinduism. Cambodians have been raised to respect their culture and are very […]

Khmer Arts & Handicraft

Khmer Arts & Handicraft

Traditional Cambodian arts and crafts including silk weaving, silverwork, stone carving, wood carving, lacquerware, pottery, ceramics, temple murals, basketry and kite-making have evolved from ancient times. A tradition of modern art began in Cambodia in the mid-twentieth century. The contemporary visual arts scene in Cambodia has experienced an artistic escalation. […]

Language

Khmer is the official language of Cambodia. The Cambodian language is derived from the Mon-Khmer (Austro-Asiatic) language family. Khmer is renowned for possessing one of the largest sets of alphabets; it consists of 33 consonants, 23 vowels and 12 independent vowels. While tourists may wish to learn a few spoken […]

Cambodian Food

Cambodian Food

Cambodian cuisine includes noodles, soups, grills, stir-fried, curries, salads, desserts, lots of vegetables, tropical fruits, and of course rice which is the staple food for Cambodians. Cambodian culinary secrets are rarely written down; the recipes were instead handed down from mother to daughter. From an ancient origin has come a […]

Cambodian Fruits

Cambodian Fruits

Otaheite Gooseberry Jackfruit Madagascar Plum Feroniella Lucida Pomelo Orange White Leadtree Velvet Tamarind Kapok Willughbeia Lychee Banana Gold Apple Wax Apple Coconut Melon Pomegranate Burmese Grape Durian Bilimbi Anthocephalus Cadamba Palmfruit Avocado Bael Eggfruit Jambolan Plum Jujube June Plum Longans Mango Mangosteen Maprang Papaya Persimmon Pineapple Rambutan Santol Sapodilla Soursop […]