Cambodia – the Kingdom of Wonder, a charming yet confounding country witnessed many ups and downs during more than 2 thousand years of civilizations. Whether you are travelling with friends or family, you should make a well-planned Cambodia tour package so that you will not miss any interesting point. Here under are some fast facts for your Best Holidays to Cambodia.
Among many legacies left by this empire until today, Angkor temple complex was the most notable one, considered as the most extensive concentration of religious temples in the world. With at least three-day Angkor Tour strolling around the grand Angkor Wat, thick jungle traces at Ta Prohm or unbelievably huge stone smiles of Bayon, a holiday to Cambodia can make you end up calling it “the capital of great temples in Asia”. The architectural, archeological and historical values of Angkor will always make your visit unforgettable.
Geography: Characterized by a low-lying central plain surrounded by uplands and low mountains with many forests and national parks home to diverse array of wildlife, the biggest freshwater lake in Asia (Tonle Sap), the upper reaches of the Mekong River delta and a long coastline along the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. The popular budget Cambodia package often includes a day tour to this Tonle Sap lake for culture and local life discovery.
History: Once the great Khmer Empire with its heyday from 9th to 13th Century. Witnessed the downturn from the 15th century until the first half of 19th with many wars against the neighboring countries. Felt under French colony in 90 years after that and gained independence in 1953 but experienced the darkest time of civil war from 1975-1979 also known as the Khmer Rouge which devastated the country severely. Your tour to Cambodia will be meaningful with some visits to historical sites in Phnom Penh.
Population and Culture: Largely homogeneous in population with majority is Khmer people (90%), some minor groups including Vietnamese, Chams, Chinese, and Khmer-Loeu or Montagnards. Majority of the population (95%) practice Theravada Buddhism which is deeply influenced by Hinduism and native animism. People tend to live in harmony and avoid aggression and conflict. If your Cambodia tour includes a visit to Tonle Sap lake, you will learn more about the floating life of Vietnamese people in Cambodia.
Architecture: Angkorian architecture or religious architecture produced by Khmers during Angkor Empires which was influenced by Hinduism that featured in most of the Angkor temples. Therefore, your holidays to Cambodia can start with all gorgeous visits to Angkor temples, palaces and traditional architecture can be seen in rural Cambodia typically by house-on-stilts while French colonial architecture legacies are retained in Phnom Penh, Kep, Battambang, Kampot.
Currency is important fact to know before heading for your Cambodia tour:
USD is accepted everywhere like local currency (Riel)
ATMs are popular at mostly city centers. Money withdrawal rate at ATMs costs on average 3.3%.
Credit cards are accepted widely except in local markets.
Check weather before you plan for a best holiday to Cambodia
Cambodia is a tropical monsoon climate country with the average temperature of 27 °C. There are two seasons, the monsoon season from May to October, and the dry season from November to April. December to January is the coolest period while the hottest time is up to 40 °C during mid of Mar to April.
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