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Phnom Penh, Cambodia Overview

Cambodia. (official name, Preah Reach Ana Pak Kampuchea, Kingdom of Cambodia). Monarchy of Southeast Asia, bordered to the northeast with Laos, to the east and southeast with Vietnam, to the southwest with the Gulf of Thailand and to the west and northwest with Thailand. Cambodia occupies an area of 181,035 km². Cambodia’s capital and largest city is Phnom Penh. History The city… Read More »

Cambodia Poverty and Corruption

Poverty Due to the economic boom over the past two decades, fewer and fewer Cambodians are living below the national poverty line. How many there are depends, among other things, on the respective definition and the parameters on which the measurement is based. Although neither reliable data nor uniform reporting trends are available, around a… Read More »

Vietnam and Cambodia

During our journey we travel along the classic route from north to south. We start in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi with its wide boulevards lined with beautiful French colonial-style houses and then continue to the enchanting Halong Bay with its archipelago of sugar-top-shaped limestone formations. In central Vietnam, we visit the ancient capital of Hue… Read More »

Cambodia History

Cambodia’s history covers the period up to around 1990. Archaeological finds show that the areas northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in Cambodia have been inhabited in Neolithic times. Historical time in Cambodia begins with Funan Empire (50-500 CE.), Who was succeeded by Chenla (500-800) and Angkor (800-1431). From 1594 to 1800, Cambodia was… Read More »