Description:Country: Cambodia / World Region: Asia / "The Kingdom of Cambodia (Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea) is a ... more
Cambodia ... country in Southeast Asia with a population of almost 15 million people, with Phnom Penh being the capital city. Cambodia is the successor state of the once powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochinese Peninsula between the eleventh and fourteenth centuries. The country shares a border with Thailand to its west and northwest, with Laos to its northeast, and with Vietnam to its east and southeast. In the south it faces the Gulf of Thailand. The geography of Cambodia is dominated by the Mekong river (colloquial Khmer: Tonle Thom or "the great river") and the Tonlé Sap ("the fresh water lake"), an important source of fish. The low geography of Cambodia's fertile areas means much of the country sits nearly below sea level, and consequently the Tonle Sap River reverses its water flow in the wet season, carrying water from the Mekong back into the Tonle Sap Lake and surrounding flood plain."
Newest Review: ... there that you can catch showings of a mini film explaining the history of Cambodia and everything the country has been through - very interesting! Sihnoukville is a beach town in Cambodia with some decent night life. The beach there is very nice, although it is worth paying for a tuk tuk to take you to a nearby quieter beach. The children sellers on the main beach can be very rude if they ... more
Customer Cambodia Reviews (10)
by - written on 07/10/09 (Very useful, 12 readings)
Out of a 5 month travelling trip, I spent 3 months in South East Asia, 3 weeks of which was spent in the beautiful country, Cambodia. We had previously been visiting Vietnam, so got an over night coach from HCMC to Siem Riep, costing around 20 dollars, you can get this trip for around 15 dollars, but was well worth paying a little extra. Obviously you have to cross over the boarder which we had heard horror stories about, but our guide spoke brilliant English and the transition was smooth. The main reason people visit Siem Riep is to visit the famous Angkor wat temples. The way it works is that you get yourself a tuk tuk driver who picks you up and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/08/09, updated on 31/08/09 (Very useful, 75 readings)
In the developed world, we have the good fortune of experiencing history only through stagnating relics of the past. In Cambodia, however, history lives and breathes, manifesting itself in everything, including the people. This tragic country, situated to the east of the Gulf of Thailand, is an interactive museum to its past. The Cambodian past belongs to the Khmer Empire, a civilisation that dominated and epitomised Indochina for six hundred years - roughly from 800 to 1431 A.D. Society was agrarian, agriculture the lifeblood of the empire, but the Khmer legacy was cemented by the architecture which even today defines the national spirit of Cambodia. Angkor Wat, the ... Read the complete review
by - written on 09/06/09 (Very useful, 16 readings)
I came into Cambodia with my 2 friends while Backpacking via Thailand and i have no regrets going there at all, im sure there were a lots of other places that we could have gone to while we were in this country but opted to go to Angkor Wat as it is a must see place on anyones travel plans in Asia. Travel companies in Thailand can organised buses to take you to towns near the temple and drop you off at hotels which are often reasonably priced. Be aware that this country has a two tiered payment system where you can pay for food in the local currency but for expensive items and hostels they often insist on dollars, on experience try to spend all the local currency ... Read the complete review
by - written on 31/05/09 (Very useful, 14 readings)
Cambodia By far the biggest attraction in Cambodia is the Angkor ruins. And despite the crowds and package tours there it really is still a marvel to behold, much more than just another temple ruin which many people seem to envisage. Angkor is actually a whole forgotten fallen empire scattered over a 100 kilometre squared area of land north of the city of Siem eap in north-west Cambodia. It was only rediscovered by French explorers in the 1920's when they found bits of Angkor Wat (the most famous of the ruins) in the jungle. They then cleared the jungle and found an entire empire. It was probably one of the biggest archeological discoveries of all-time. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 26/05/09 (Useful, 15 readings)
So it was about time to escape the smoggy chaos of Phnom Penh and hit the beach for the weekend... Sihanoukville was cut out of the jungle about 60 years ago and since then has served as Cambodia's only significant sea port and decent beach resort. About 4 hours from Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville is actually a stretch of coastline compromising several beaches each with there own distinct atmosphere and flavour. The first is Victory beach, the first backpacker beach that made Sihanoukvlle's name known to the budget traveler crowd. These days it tends to attract a lot of sleeze in the form of sex tourists and hard-drugs users. Add to this it's close ... Read the complete review
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