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Koh Kong

Tucked away to the south-western region of Cambodia right on the Thai border, Koh Kong is by far not much visited by most travelers to Cambodia. This is about to change soon with the good road and good bridges from Phnom Penh running through the province all the way to the Thai border.

Geography of Cambodia

Cambodia covers an area of 181,035 square kilometers with the maximum extents of 600km east-west and 450km north-south.

Weather & Climate in Cambodia, Best time to visit Cambodia

Cambodia's climate is driven by monsoons. From November to April, there's dry and cool northeastern wind which makes the air dry and more pleasant. From May to October, there's southwestern wet and strong wind causing heavy rains and high humidity. The annual biggest  rainfall of 5000mm is found in the seaward slope of the southwestern mountain range while in the central plains it's only 1400mm per annum.

History of Cambodia

Very little is known about prehistoric Cambodia, although archeological evence has established that prior to 1000 BC Cambodians subsisted on a diet of fish and rice and lived in houses on stilts, as they still do today.

 

Cambodia Economy

Traditionally the Cambodia's economy has been based on agriculture. Most of the cultivated land is reserved for growing rice and the rest is for rubber. Besides cultivation, Tonle Sap Lake has provided an important amount of fish to the Cambodia's economy and diet. Cattle raising also supplement to the country's economy.

People & Population in Cambodia

The first census on Cambodia's people and population was carried out in 1998 finding that the Cambodia's population was 11.4 million and annual growth rate was 2.8%. The capital city of Phnom Penh was home to 1.2 million people and other populous areas included Sihanoukville, Siem Reap, Battambang, Takeo, Kompong Cham and Kompong Thom.

Cambodian Society & Conduct

Cambodia is a very traditional society which is strongly governed by traditional family values and Buddhism. It's much recommended that the foreign travellers in Cambodia know and respect the Khmer culture while wandering in the country.

Languages in Cambodia

The Cambodian language is Khmer which has been influenced considerably by Pali and Sangkrit from India. Also, the Khmer language is influenced by spoken and written Thai. Some technical terms are borrowed from French. Khmer is different from those in the neighboring countries that it is not a tonal language. Khmer is very similar to that in the neighboring countries that it can be very precise in expressing matters related to agriculture, nature, sentiment while not very conveniently expressing scientific definitions.

Religion & Ideology in Cambodia

Thearavada Buddhism is practiced by 95 percent of the population and is recognized in the constitution as the state religion. Besides, Christianity is small, but is growing in urban areas like Phnom Penh. Muslim is practised among the Cham people. Taoism and Confusianism are practiced among the Chinese people.  In the mountains, animism is dominant among the hill tribes.

Festivals & Events in Cambodia

Public holidays mean a lot of governmental offices, shops, banks, embassies closed which may affect your travel in Cambodia. Some hotels require compulsory dinner on certain occasions. Some public holidays in Cambodia are based on the Gregorian Calendar and most based on the Lunar Calendar.