Cambodia

Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and the Gulf of Thailand coastline. 

Capital City

Phnom Penh

Currency

Cambodia Riel

Total population:

16.7 million (2020)

Languages spoken:

Khmer

Cultural dos:

Do remove your shoes when you enter someone’s house or when visiting a pagoda.

Cultural don’t:s

The head is considered to be the most sacred part of the body so don’t touch or pat someone’s head.

Continent:

Asia

Top three foods the country is known for:

  • Fish Amok (steamed coconut fish in banana leaves),
  • Char Kroeung Sach Ko (stir fried lemograss beef),
  • Nom Banh Chok (khmer noodles),

Bonus

  • Bai Sach Chrouk (grilled pork and broken rice)

What the country is known for :

  • Angkor Wat temples,
  • Phnom Phem Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda,
  • Infamous Khmer Rouge,
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeng Ek Memorial,
  • Rice production,
  • Siem Reap beaches,

More About Cambodia

Situated in the sleepy town of Siem Reap, the temple city of Angkor Wat spreads massively over 163 hectares. It was built between 802 and 1432 and was a massive powerhouse during medieval age. It is an attractive tourist attraction with thousands of visitors annually. The most popular temples are The Bayon Temple which has over 200 carved stone faces, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm temple which made an appearance in the 2001 movie Tomb Raider starring Hollywood actress Lara Croft. Siem Reap has pristine beaches and street food markets selling the most delicious and sometimes most surprising food items. Be prepared to leave your culinary comfort zone and try some new delicacies.

 

Phnom Penh is the buzzing capital city where the Royal Palace, The Silver Pagoda, the Tuol Slang Genocide Museum and the Choeng ek Memorial (also known as The Killing Fields) are located. Granted the museum and the killing fields are emotionally heavy places to visit but they honour the victims whose lives were cut short by shedding light on Cambodia’s dark past.

English

Khmer

Hello

Soustei

Goodbye

Leahaey

Please

Saum

Thank you

Saum arkoun

How much?

Bonman?

Do you speak English?

Tae anak niyeay pheasaeaangklesa te?

Where is the toilet?

Tae bangkon nowenea?

May I please have some water?

Tae khnhom som tuk khleah ba te?

I would like some food please

Khnhom chngban ahar khleah

Where can I get a taxi?

Tae khnhom ach ttuol ban taksai nowenea?

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