Country Name: The Kingdom of Cambodia
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Ethnic Groups: Khmer (~95%), ethnic-Chinese, ethnic-Vietnamese, Cham, several ethnic minority groups, most located in the northeastern section of the country (groups include: Kuy, Mnong, Stieng, Brao, Tampuan, Pear, Jarai, Radee, Brao, Krung and Kavet.)
Terrain: Mostly low, flat plains; mountains in southwest and north
Cambodia in Brief
A world of treasures Cambodia today occupies only a small corner of the former Khmer Empire, with the surface area of 181,035 square kilometers, and 12 million inhabitants, 90 percent of whom are Khmer and the remaining 10% are Vietnamese, Cham, Chinese and hill tribes. 95% of Cambodians are Theravada Buddhist. Being the former Empire of Southeast Asia, Cambodia is a highly civilize nation, a nation of long history and rich culture. Over a thousand of magnificent ancient stone temples decorated with fine bas relief are found in almost every part of the country.
Among those, the famous Angkor Wat is the one that make Cambodia re-known to the world. Beside, it is also a country boast with stunning natural scenery. The tropical climate and rich alluvial soil are good for the agricultural production. Its dense rain forests are the home of elephants, tigers and many other wild animals. Its lakes, rivers, hundreds kilometer long of white sandy beach are other attractions make Cambodia a full-fledged tourist destination. Despite the hard times that have confronted by Cambodian people in the past, they are very hospitable hosts who always welcome visitors with a warm, heartfelt smile.
The divergent facets of the Kingdom provoke both the serious and casual traveler, generally charmed and sometimes bewildered by its mysteries. Not only Angkor Wat, Bayon, Taprohm, Sandstone of ancient holy places, the giant roots of ancient trees, the graceful shapes of Apsaras and some temples buried in the jungle, hill tribes settled in the remote areas, colorful pagodas, strings of pristine islands and the century beach, as part of cultural tour that Cambodia is proud of her presentation, but also the splendor of the Khmer civilization and its people who have shown their friendliness everywhere you move in the country.
For most, Cambodia first conjures up the legendary Angkor (the magnificent Empire erected by Kings between the 9th and 13th centuries) that continues to admiration from Khmers and foreigners alike. The humanity and disaster of the nature have failed to compromise the awe of Angkor. The temples remain with an enigmatic grandeur, as a testimony to the Empire that symbolized the country at the present day.
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