The capital of Cambodia is Phnom Penh. There are approximately 16 million people living here. The official language of Cambodia is Khmer. The majority of the population practices Theravada Buddhism. Major exports of the country include clothing, timber, rubber, rice, fish, tobacco, and footwear. Most (80%) of the 16 million Cambodians depend on farm life. 4 million live in Phnom Penh.
Adventurers in Cambodia will enjoy the historic Angkor Archeological Park, home to the ruins of the ancient Khmer civilization. Also of interest is Bokor National Park, to see the historic ruins of the Black Palace. This palace was built in 1936 and was the residence of King Sihanouk. Also of interest in Bokor National Park is the Old French Hill Station, which was used by the French as a pre-air conditioning retreat from the scorching Cambodian heat.
One fun fact about Cambodia is that the Cambodian flag is the only flag that has an image of a building, the Visahu Temple—the Angkor Wat.
In Cambodia, there is bitter animosity between Cambodians and Vietnamese from events before and after the Vietnam War and brutality of Pol Pot.
Angor Wat and surrounding temples are spectacular. Downtown Siem Reap is lovely with shops, restaurants, along the river. Siem Reap, inThai (Siam), means defeated. I Ate dinner at Chanrey Tree. Here, you don’t need to convert money—all bills everywhere are in USD.