Cambodia

The blog posts I have written about Cambodia:

A country made famous by Angkor Wat, Cambodia is a country to make your heart sing. Its people are lovely – much nicer than anywhere else we visited on this particular trip. The landscape is beautiful and the food is delicious.

  • Capital: Phnom Penh
  • Population: 16 million
  • Currency: Cambodian riel
  • Language: Khmer
  • Highlights:
    • Angkor Wat: Duh. The main reason people visit Cambodia and the biggest religious building in the world (although certainly not the only reason to visit)
    • Phnom Penh: the capital plays home to some interesting markets as well as to the killing fields (a sincerely harrowing experience).
    • Battambang: a cute riverside city with a circus, an insane amount of bats and a pretty cool bamboo train.
    • Koh Rong: an island famed for its clear waters and coral reefs.
    • Sihanoukville: beaches & parties. Need I say more?
  • Did you know?
    • Cambodia changes its name each time a new government comes into power. It has been the Kingdom of Cambodia since 1993 under the restored constitutional monarchy.
    • Young population – half of Cambodia’s population is under 15 (this is a result of the war wiping out a lot of the older generation)
    • There is not a single McDonalds in Cambodia, and there never has been.
    • Cambodia is the only country in the world to have a flag that features a building.
    • Birthdays are not traditionally celebrated in Cambodia – some of the older generations may not even know their actual birth date.