|Land Area||176,515 km2|
|Water Area||4,520 km2|
|Total Area||181,035km2 (#88)|
|Government Type||Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
|GDP (PPP)||$58.94 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$3,700|
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ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Cambodia is one of Asia's most appealing destinations. In addition to its rich culture and history, the miles of unspoiled beaches, rivers, waterfalls and tropical forests are strong magnets for adventure travelers.
Major points-of-interest include the capital city of Phnom Penh and its Silver Pagoda, Royal Palace, and colorful markets; the temples of Angkor, one of the most astonishing architectural accomplishments on the planet, and the remains of the Kampot area, once the fashionable haunt of the French elite, and reportedly home to the tastiest seafood in the country.
Note: There is a heightened security threat to Westerners and Western interests throughtout Southeast Asia. Visitors should maintain a high level of personal security at all times.
It is strongly advised to avoid all travel to the Cambodian-Thai border area as there have been frequent clashes over a border dispute. These clashes have included gunfire and artillery exchanges resulting in several fatalities and evacuation of citizens. The presence of landmines has been reported.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- Tourism of Cambodia (Ministry of Tourism)
- Calling Code: 855
- Electricity: 230V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Right
- Times to Travel: Cambodia's weather varies from warm to very hot during the year.
Most visitors prefer the cool and dry season, between November and February. From March to May, it is hot and dry, and can be quite oppressive.
From June through August, it is hot and wet and tourism is at its lowest.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Battambang Travel Guide
- Cambodia Attractions
- Cambodia Travel Tips Information Center
- Destination Cambodia
- Koh Kong, Gateway to Cambodia
- Ministry of Tourism
- National Museum
- Places to Visit Guide
- Responsible Tourism
- Sacred Sites and Places
- UNESCO Sites
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
- NOTE: Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements. The people at Travel Visa Pro can answer all of your questions!
- Cambodia Travel Advice and Warnings
What Languages Are Spoken In Cambodia?
Cambodia has a single official language which is Khmer. It is spoken by nearly 90% of the country's population. The language is used in government, administration, education, media, and more. After the Vietnamese language, Khmer is also the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language.
What Language Is Spoken In Cambodia?
Which Is The Most Populous City In Cambodia?
Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, is the most populous city in the country with a population of more than 1.5 million residents. Phnom Penh is situated at the meeting point of the Tonle Sap River and Mekong River in the southern region of Cambodia.
Biggest Cities In Cambodia
What are the ethnic groups of Cambodia?
Khmer makes up about 91% of the population followed by Vietnamese and Chinese at 3% and 1% respectively.
Ethnic Groups In Cambodia
What are the Ecological Regions of Cambodia?
Indochinese mountains, forests, and the Mekong River embody the physical landscape and habitats of Cambodia. Ecological regions include the Annamite Range Moist Forests and the Central Indochina Dry Forests.
Ecological Regions Of Cambodia
Where is the Preah Vihear Temple?
The Preah Vihear Temple is located in the Dangrek Mountain range, which forms the border between Thailand and Cambodia. Because of its location, Cambodia and Thailand disputed ownership until 1962, when the International Court of Justice ruled that it belonged to Cambodia.
Preah Vihear Temple, Cambodia
What is Angkor Wat?
Angkor Wat temple is unique from all of the other temples in the area. While the other temples are aligned towards the east, it is aligned to the west. This aspect has given it an extra beauty especially during the sunset. UNESCO in collaboration with the Cambodian government has put in place measures to curb commercial and mass tourism to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the site.