Cambodia - Vacation
Cambodia Kingdom of Wonder
Lot of Visitors often overlook
Cambodia while in South East Asia. While in Cambodia most of the time
Visits are to Angkor Wat Temple complex and Phnom Penh only. The size of
the Cambodia is about 181,035 Sq. Km. It shares its Eastern border with
Vietnam, Western border with Thailand and North-Eastern with Laos.
Cambodia has a rich ancient History. Records show a civilization from 1
AD. It was part of the Funan Empire. According to Chinese records in the
3rd or 4th Century Indian influence was extended to Funan. Hindu
customs, legal code and Writing Characters were introduced. From the 5th
Century till the 15th Century Cambodia was a dominant country in South
East Asia. Innovation in agricultural production, water management
introduced by the Hindu King Jayavarman made Cambodia a prosperous
country. Trade between Indian and Chinese traders flourished.
Magnificent Temple buildings such as the Angkor Wat were built around
this time. Political events in Cambodia and colonization by Western
powers put Cambodia thru a Dark Period. the worse was the Khmer Rouge -
known infamously for the "Killing Fields".
The country is connected by Air, Road and Sea. Many international airlines fly into Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International airports.
The climate is primarily Tropical with
seasonal Monsoon rains. There is distinctly dry season from November
to March. From March to October is the Rainy season. The Largest
inland Lake Tonle Sap swells from 2700 Sq. Km to 16,000 Sq. Km.
Tonle Sap is a vital lifeline in the country. The Mekong rivers
flows through it to the South China Sea. Large parts of the lake is