Cambodia Tourism

Cambodia Tourism

Angkor is the epitome of faith, and faith attracts tourists. Angkor bewitches all who visit. Despite the risks of travel – or perhaps because of them, Cambodia is an extraordinary adventure.”Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, December 2009. The Kingdom of Cambodia, a country in South East Asia, is a country whose geography is dominated by a river, the Mekong or Khmer River. Thailand borders its west and northwest, Laos is located to its northeast and Vietnam occupies its east and southeast zones. The Gulf of Thailand lies to the south. The country has had a very confusing history and has run the gamut of many internal conflicts. After casualties in excess of one and a quarter million people in strange internecine rivalry and large scale bombing by the US, the country has finally stabilised with the intervention of the UN.

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Over 14 million ethnic Khmer populate Cambodia, which has an area of approximately 181,035 sq km. The predominant religion in Cambodia is Buddhism, with most Cambodians being Theravada Buddhists. A fair number of Muslim Cham, as well as ethnic Vietnamese and Chinese and a small clan of animist hill tribes contribute to the mix.

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Cambodia’s economic growth depended entirely on foreign aid. Unfortunately, the economic assistance provided to the country has diminished. Cambodian politics are inscrutably undecipherable. These two facts have dimmed Cambodia’s chances of becoming a democracy, as well as its hopes for continuous economic growth. The Cambodian government is trying to preserve traditional Khmer culture, but the younger generations of today want change. In an uphill conflict, traditional Cambodian culture will soon be lost to posterity.

The climate is tropical. Monsoons make it hot and humid, the average temperature is 27º C. Seasons number just two: the Rainy and the Dry Season. The latter is divided into cool and hot sub-seasons, which are the rainy season from June till October; the dry cool season from November till February (17-27º C) and the dry hot season from March till May (29-38º C).

The cuisine of Cambodia is relatively unknown to the world and contains tropical fruits, soups and noodles, major ingredients being lemon grass, garlic, oyster sauce, fish sauce, kaffir lime, curry, tamarind, soy sauce, coconut milk, ginger and black pepper. French influence remains on Cambodian cuisine, like Cambodian red curry with toasted baguette bread, pieces of which is dipped in the curry and eaten.

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There are two international airports: Pochentong Airport in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Angkor) Airport in Siam Reap. Overland access is through scores of checkpoints. Entry visas are required for all visitors, irrespective of nationality. Cambodia, however, has very liberal visa regulations and can provide them on arrival. The major tourist attractions are Angkor Wat, Bayon, the Temples of Angkor, the National Museum, the Royal Palace, the Killing Fields and its neat beaches. Phnom Penh, the capital and Siem Reap, at Angkor, are the two largest political, cultural and economic centres.

Cambodia runs at GMT +7 hours. US dollars are as commonly used as the Cambodian Riel and the exchange rate is 1 US Dollar = 4,263 Cambodian Riel.

Date posted: 12th July, 2018

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