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About Cambodia

Cambodia is situated in Southeast Asia, in the Indochina peninsula. It is officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia. The ancient name of Cambodia was Kambuja. The national parks, waterfalls, ancient ruins, and sites of ancient civilizations are the major tourist attractions of Cambodia. It is a treasure-island for those who are adventurous at heart. The Angkor Archaeological Park, Bokor National Park, Kompong Thom, Kratie, etc. are some of the destinations which define Cambodian Tourism. The Temple of Angkor Wat is popular all over the world and the Angkor Archaeological Park has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Currency :

Riel (KHR)

Area :

181,035 square km (69,898 square miles)

Population :

14,952,665 (estimated)

Language :

Khmer

Calling Code :

+855

Time Zone :

(UTC+7)


Climate & Geography

The Monsoons dominate the climate of the Cambodia. There are two seasons of Cambodia: The rainy and dry season. The period between November to April forms the dry season when the temperatures reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees F) and the period between May to October forms the rainy season when the temperatures dip to 22 degrees Celsius.

To the northwest of Cambodia lies Thailand, to the northeast lies Laos, to the east is Vietnam and to the southwest is the Gulf of Thailand. Cambodia is located between latitudes 10 degrees and 15 degrees N and longitudes 102 degrees and 108 degrees E. Vietnam’s coastline runs a distance of 443 kilometers along the Gulf of Thailand.

Territory & Capital : The terrain of Cambodia is marked by plains, uplands, low mountains and the Mekong River Delta. The plains of Cambodia have thinly wooded forests while the coastal areas are covered with dense forests. The highest point of Cambodia is measured at 5,949 feet (1,813 meters). The lakes of Cambodia expand to great extents during the rainy seasons. 

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The best time to visit Cambodia is the period between October and December when the temperature is cool and averages between 24 degrees C and 26 degrees C.

Transportation

The waterways and roadways serve as the prominent means of transport in Cambodia. The airports are also used for coming into and going out of Cambodia. The railways of Cambodia are being improved and fast becoming the preferred mode of transport to travel across the country.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest Cambodian embassy for updated details on the process of obtaining Visas for Cambodia.


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