The country is under a constitutional monarchy and is ruled by Hun Sen, who has been the head of the government of Cambodia for the past 25 years, establishing himself as the longest serving non-royal leader in South East Asia.
With these 10 interesting facts about Cambodia, let’s explore more about its history, culture, people, politics, Angkor Wat, etc.
Capital: Phnom Penh
Religion: Buddhism (96.9%)
Official language: Khmer
Currency: Riel (KHR)
The Angkor Discovery tour has been specifically tailored to let you witness this country’s unique cultural heritage in a leisurely and comfortable fashion that ensures nothing of interest is missed. You will get to see Cambodia’s most spectacular historical sights whilst staying in the region’s finest hotels.
Buddhism, which is practiced by approximately 95 percent of the population, is the official religion of Cambodia. Its is also practiced in Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos.
The Tonle Sap (Great Lake) in Cambodia measures about 2,590 square kilometers in the dry season and expands to about 24,605 kilometers during the rainy season.
This is an unusual annual inundation (flooding) of the region. It is devoted to wet rice cultivation. The region is also referred as “the heartland of Cambodia.”
It is a harsh fact about Cambodia that more than two and a half million people in the country live on less than $1.20 per day
The region of Angkor has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992.
KFC, the American fast food giant is losing money in Cambodia, which is the only country where they are not profitable.
Cambodians do not celebrate their birthdays. Many older people do not even know how old they are
Cambodia has a young population. Most of its population is under 20 years of age