About Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia, formerly known as Kampuchea, is a country of rich cultural and historical background with Phnom Penh as the capital. Cambodia joined ASEAN on April 30, 1999 as the tenth member. The country is bordered with Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Gulf of Thailand and has a total area of 181,035 square kilometers and borders Thailand to the west and northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. Furthermore, the population of Cambodia is approximately 14 million with ninety per cent of residents are Khmer; the rest are Cham (Khmer Muslim), Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Phnorng, Kuoy, Stieng, Tamil, etc. Population density is 78/ km2. Buddhism is the prevailing official religion in Cambodia and approximately ninety percent of the population is Buddhist, Islam, Hinduism and Christianity are also embraced in Cambodia. Additionally, the national dance, known as the Robam Apsara (celestial dance) was first introduced to foreign countries and best known during the 1960s as the Khmer Royal Ballet. As for the weather, Cambodia is dominated by monsoon, which are known as tropical wet and dry. Furthermore, Cambodia has two distinct seasons. The rainy season which has a duration from May to October and dry season which last from November to April.

About Siem Reap

Siem Reap is a province which located approximately 319 km from Phnom Penh capital. It is a province with immense historical heritage and majestic temples which attract millions of tourist every year. Moreover, it takes a huge part in increasing the economy of Cambodia through tourism. Temples in Siem Reap are separated into two circles (Vong); big circle and small circle.

The small circle consist of:

Bayon Temple

Elephant Terrace Temple

Baphuon Temple

Phimeanakas Temple

Terrace of Leper King Temple

Ta Keo Temple

Ta Prohm Temple


The big circle consist of:

Preah Khan Temple

Neak Pean Temple

Ta Som Temple

East Mebon Temple

Pre Rup Temple

Srah Srang

Banteay Kdei Temple

Banteay Srei Temple

Additionally to the magnificent temple sights, tourists can also enjoy the sunrise and sunset which can be viewed in difference locations such as:

Sunrise at Angkor Wat

Sunset at Bakheng Temple

After a whole day of sightseeing, tourists can still enjoy themselves at night market for there are many things to buy such as souvenirs, traditional cloth, food and many other local made stuffs. For tourists who like to party and listen to music, Pub Street is the most suitable place for them because there are numerous resturants which serve difference kind of food and beverage for the tourist to enjoy. Furthermore, Tourists can also get the chance to enjoy partying with local people there.

Night Market

Pub Street

Finally, Siem Reap is a province with friendly environment and enchanting tourist sights which makes foreigner very glad that they could give themselves the chance to visit the place.

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