Cambodia

Nation, Religion, King

Angkor Wat Temple
Angkor Wat Temple

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Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple

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Riel
Riel

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Angkor Wat Temple
Angkor Wat Temple

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The center of the old Khmer Empire, the country of Cambodia is home to one of the most important treasures of humanity, the Hindu temple of Angkor Wat, the biggest structure ever build for religious uses. Cambodia also contains other incredible temples aside from Angkor Wat.

 

Even if thousands and thousands of tourists visit Cambodia every year, not many people explore things other than the temples. That is very bad because, even in all their glory, the temples aren’t the biggest treasure of  Cambodia, the people are, for they have been able to stand up and keep smiling to this day even after what happened from 1975 to 1979, as on that time they were under the iron fist of the Khmer Rouge (the communist party of Cambodia) resulting in one-fourth of the population being killed.

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The Time for Traveling

Cambodia has, meteorologically, two seasons: the Dry Season, which is from November to March and is the best time to visit the country, and the Wet Season, which is from April to October.



 

Money

Cambodia has the Riel (1 Riel=0,0002 €) as an official currency, but the US dollars are used equally, making the US dollars the demi-official currency of Cambodia.



 

Language

Khmer is Cambodia’s official language, yet some dialects are spoken between the country’s different zones. 




 

Passport

The visa needed for staying in Cambodia may be obtained online or on arrival at the airport. A recent photo, a passport older than six months, and 30$ are the required items to get the visa (it also involves the signing of various formularies).