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Cambodia Iii.

  1. 1. Cambodia The Kingdom of Wonder
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Cambodia and Me </li></ul><ul><li>General facts about the country </li></ul><ul><li>The journey to the country </li></ul><ul><li>My host family </li></ul><ul><li>Society </li></ul><ul><li>The Khmer Rouge </li></ul><ul><li>Angkor </li></ul><ul><li>My experience and summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cambodia and Me
  4. 4. General facts about the country <ul><li>Location: in East Asia, it borders Thailand, Laos and Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Population: over 14 million,mostly Khmer people </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: 95% of the population is Buddhist, the others are Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Capital: Phnom Penh </li></ul><ul><li>Official language: Khmer, English and French are widely used </li></ul>
  5. 5. The journey to the country <ul><li>Travel arrangements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austrian Airlines (from Vienna to Bangkok) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bangkok Airways (from Bangkok to Phnom Penh) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. My host family
  7. 7. Mona <ul><li>Hungarian, who spent 10 years in the USA, 10 years In Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Works at the Oxfam America, East Asia Regional Office </li></ul><ul><li>Position: Deputy Regional Manager </li></ul>
  8. 8. Champ <ul><li>Thai, lived in Thailand, spent 3 years in Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Works as a teacher, in his own nursery school </li></ul>
  9. 9. Mathe <ul><li>Mona’s and Champ’s son </li></ul><ul><li>3 years old boy </li></ul>
  10. 10. Society <ul><li>Cambodian people- Khmer </li></ul><ul><li>Their language : Khmer </li></ul><ul><li>Religion: Buddhism </li></ul><ul><li>Main occupations : agriculture, work in the households of foreigners </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul>
  11. 11. Society <ul><li>Foreigners </li></ul><ul><li>Different nations </li></ul><ul><li>Language: English </li></ul><ul><li>Work for the embassies, United Nations, different foundations </li></ul><ul><li>Much better living standard </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Khmer Rouge <ul><li>Khmer Rouge: the followers of the Communist Party of Kampuchea, the totalitarian ruling party in Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Led by Pol Pot </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural reform </li></ul><ul><li>Brutal executions and torture (1.5 million executed) </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-intellectual policy </li></ul><ul><li>Resistance movement </li></ul><ul><li>The KR was removed by the Socialist Republic Of Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>Now: Cambodia is constitutional monarchy </li></ul>
  13. 13. Angkor <ul><li>Served as the seat of the Khmer Empire </li></ul><ul><li>The ruins are located in the jungle </li></ul><ul><li>They are the Unesco World Heritage Site </li></ul><ul><li>More than one thousand temples </li></ul><ul><li>The most important temple is Angkor Wat </li></ul>
  14. 14. Angkor <ul><li>The seat of the Khmer Empire (AD 802- 1431) </li></ul><ul><li>Kings were like gods </li></ul><ul><li>The Khmer Empire: almost the strongest country in Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Religious purposes: Hinduism, later Buddhism </li></ul>
  15. 15. Angkor <ul><li>The fall of the Empire </li></ul><ul><li>-Thai invaders </li></ul><ul><li>-The fall of the state </li></ul><ul><li>religion </li></ul><ul><li>-Neglect of public works </li></ul><ul><li>-Natural disasters </li></ul><ul><li>-Internal fights </li></ul>
  16. 16. Angkor <ul><li>The inhabitants left Angkor </li></ul><ul><li>The city and the temples were cloaked by the forest until the 19th century </li></ul><ul><li>French archeologist began a restoration process </li></ul><ul><li>Now it’s a Word Heritage </li></ul>
  17. 17. My experience and summary <ul><li>Cambodia: safe, peceful, cleared from landmines </li></ul><ul><li>Angkor is impressive </li></ul><ul><li>Developing , poor country, but people are nice and open </li></ul><ul><li>Diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Good opportunity to practise English </li></ul>

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