Intro

Country information

Nestled on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia lies Cambodia, a land steeped in rich history and adorned with captivating natural wonders. The official language, Khmer, belongs to the Mon-Khmer group within the Austroasiatic language family, adding a unique linguistic melody to the country’s tapestry.

Cambodia is home to an array of rare and precious wildlife, including majestic tigers, gentle elephants, and the awe-inspiring giant gaur. These creatures roam the country’s diverse landscapes, adding a touch of wildness to the Cambodian experience.

Theravada Buddhism, also known simply as Buddhism, serves as the official religion, shaping the country’s cultural and spiritual identity. The serenity of Buddhist practices permeates the Cambodian way of life, offering a glimpse into the deeper essence of the nation.

A Cultural Tapestry Woven with Khmer Threads

Cambodia exudes a sense of cultural homogeneity, with over 90% of the population identifying as Khmer and speaking Khmer as their primary language. This linguistic and ethnic unity creates a strong sense of national identity, while also preserving the unique traditions and customs that define Cambodian culture.

The remaining 10% of the population comprises a diverse mix of Vietnamese, Chinese Cambodians, Cham, and Montagnards who reside in the northern and northeastern mountainous regions. This cultural diversity enriches Cambodia’s social fabric, adding a vibrant mosaic of traditions and perspectives.

A Realm of Enchanting Discoveries

The Kingdom of Cambodia beckons travelers with its allure as an exciting and emerging tourist destination. Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument, stands as a testament to the country’s glorious past. The sprawling Angkor complex, encompassing numerous temples and structures, offers an unparalleled glimpse into Cambodia’s rich history and architectural prowess.

Beyond the awe-inspiring Angkor complex, Cambodia unveils a treasure trove of cultural attractions. The capital city, Phnom Penh, exudes a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern dynamism, while the beaches of Sihanoukville province and Koh Rong Island provide a tranquil escape amidst pristine natural beauty.

Cambodia, a land of captivating contrasts, invites you to embark on a journey of discovery, where ancient wonders intertwine with modern vibrancy, and where the warmth of the people complements the allure of the land.

Official Name:Kingdom of Cambodia
Population:17,239,660 by 4th October 2022
Capital:Phnom Penh
People:Khmers (96%), minorities include Vietnamese, Chinese, Khmer Islam, Tumpoun, Kreung, Kra Chok, Kavet, Brao and Jorai
Language:Khmer
Currency:Riel
Time Zone:GMT +7 hours
International Dialing Code:+855

 

Cambodia Travel Map
Destinations

Most famous cities in Cambodia

Phnom Penh Royal Palace

Phnom Penh

Historical architecture and the black past
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Battambang Phnom Sampeu mountain

Battambang

The greatest rice-bowl of Cambodia
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Siem Reap Angkor Wat

Siem Reap

Back to the Golden Khmer Empire
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Sihanouk Ville Island Koh Rong Samloem

Sihanoukville, Koh Rong

Beautiful beaches
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Kratie Mekong River

Kratie

Home of Mekong Irrawaddy dolphin
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Good to Know

Weather & Climate

Cambodia is warm year-round. The dry season runs from November through May and encompasses two seasons: cool (November-February) and hot (March-May). The cool season is when most travelers visit Cambodia, while the wet season runs from May through September and is a good time to visit Angkor.