Cambodia

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Angkor Wat (005)
Angkor Wat (005)

Cambodia (ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា), the successor state of the once powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, has an area of about 180,000 km², sharing border with Thailand in the north and west, Laos in the north-east, and Vietnam in the east and south-east. The lacustrine plain, formed by the inundations of the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), measures about 2,590 km² during the dry season and expands to about 24,605 km² during the rainy season. The kingdom’s capital and largest city is Phnom Penh.

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Banteay Chhmar (1)
Banteay Chhmar (1)
14° 4′ 16″ N, 103° 6′ 17″ E

The massive temple of Banteay Chhmar, along with its satellite shrines and reservoir (baray), comprises one of the most important and least understood archaeological complexes from Cambodia’s Angkor period. Like Angkor Thom, the temple of Banteay…

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh central market (1)
Phnom Penh central market (1)
11° 33′ 50″ N, 104° 55′ 52″ E

Phnom Penh, formerly known as Chaktomuk “Four Faces”, is the capital and most populous city of the Southeastern Asian country of Cambodia. Located on the banks of the Tonlé Sap and Mekong River, Phnom Penh has been the national capital since…

Siem Reap

Angkor Wat (1)
Angkor Wat (1)
13° 24′ 45″ N, 103° 51′ 55″ E

Siem Reap is the capital city of Siem Reap Province in northwestern Cambodia. Angkor was the capital city of the Khmer Empire, which flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries. Angkor was a megacity supporting at least 0.1% of the…

Tonlé Sap

Tonlé Sap (1)
Tonlé Sap (1)
12° 51′ 19″ N, 104° 11′ 15″ E

Tonlé Sap, commonly translated to “Great Lake”, refers to a seasonally inundated freshwater lake, the Tonlé Sap Lake and an attached river, the 120 km long Tonlé Sap River, that connects the lake to the Mekong River. They form the central part of…

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