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Cambodia Fact Sheets

March 4, 2009 by  

Cambodia Fact Sheets Area: 181,035 sq km (69,898 sq mi) Population: 11,438,000 (March 1998 census). 13.2m (2001 estimate) Capital City: Phnom Penh (1m) People: Khmer (90 to 95%), with the remainder being Chinese, Vietnamese, Cham or about one dozen other smaller ethnic groups. Languages: Khmer/Cambodian Religion(s): The population is largely Buddhist, with a small Islamic […]

Phnom Penh Travel

March 4, 2009 by  

Travel to Phnom Penh Phnom Penh – A City of Occupations Phnom Penh, founded alongside the Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers, has been the capital of Cambodia since the mid15th century, after Angkor was abandoned. Most of modern day Phnom Penh was built while under the colonial control of the French, (who occupied it in […]

Siem Reap Travel

March 4, 2009 by  

Travel to Siem Reap Siem Reap – A City Carved in Stone From the 9th to the 14th centuries, (at a time when Europe was still struggling out of the Dark Ages), the Cambodian Empire of Angkor encompassed most of present-day Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. The heart of this empire during its peak in […]

Safety at Night

March 4, 2009 by  

Safety at Night While most Khmer people are relaxed and friendly, there are a few nasty folks around. The country is very poor and has experienced a lot of warfare and death, so for some, life can be pretty cheap. Nonetheless, with the proper precautions, there is no reason you can’t enjoy a safe holiday […]

Travel with Children

March 4, 2009 by  

Travel with Children Khmers love kids — especially foreign (and blonde) ones and will lavish plenty of attention on them — it’s well intentioned, so you needn’t worry unduly. People tend to drive like maniacs in whatever lane takes their fancy, and don’t respect zebra crossings at all, so take particular care when near roads. […]

Pubs & Restaurants

March 4, 2009 by  

Pubs & Restaurants Angkor Century The Olive Tree restaurant setting makes a perfect backdrop for romantic dinners, business occasions or simply for the enjoyment of fine meal. At Angkor Century Hotel. Sivatha St. Tel: (855 63) 963777 , Fax: (855 63) 963123. www.angkorcentury.com Angkor Green restaurant Good Khmer food at reasonable price ($1.5-5). Also vegetarian, […]

Bargaining

March 4, 2009 by  

Bargaining You don’t have to drive it too hard with the Khmer people. Given their recent history, they don’t tend to be very savvy business people, and with high unemployment, there is a lot of competition, so the margins are often very low. If the price seems reasonable, take it.

Cambodia

March 4, 2009 by  

Cambodia Cambodia is Asia’s fastest growing tourist destination. After about 35 years of non-stop war, this beautiful country is finally re-emerging from the darkness. Since the time of the Vietnam war in the sixties, Cambodia has had to suffer “secret” carpet bombings by the United States, followed by the reign of terror of the Khmer […]