I am Cambodian—although not 100% Cambodian—I am a Cambodian, who was born and has been raised for all my life in Cambodia. Therefore, it’s only fair that the first post after the introduction is about this beloved country of mine.
Cambodia is home to about 14 million people, the majority of which is the Khmer people and is Buddhist in religion. The country covers the area of 181,040 kilometers, bordering Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the north, and Viet Nam to the southeast. Besides, after many changes in political system and years of political instability, Cambodia has greatly stabilized and is now free of wars with her political position as a constitutional monarchy.
Today the country may appear unknown and somehow uncivilized to many people in the world, as it’s still developing and small in terms of geographical size and economic production, the country is full of legacies that were left behind by 2000 thousand years of history, at one point of which Cambodia was the most prominent empire in Southeast Asia. Now all over the country there are traces everywhere of long-lasting Cambodian cultures and civilization—from simple ways of living of the Cambodian to more than 1000 ancient temples spread all over the country.
Some of the features many find very attractive about this country include: the UNESCO World heritage Angkor Wat temple and many other incredibly beautiful temples in Siem Reap Province, amazing food in Battambang Province, hundreds of kilometers of white-sand beaches in Silhanouk Ville, untouched raw natural beauty of Mondulkiri and Ratanakiri Provinces, the famous Preah Vihea temple, and the city light of the capital Phnom Penh, all of which will feature in ongoing posts of this blog.