WHERE IS IT?
It is bordered by Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam. It is in
the INDOCHINESE PENINSULA. And the capital is
Between the 11th and 14th century the
Cambodia was the strongest country of all
Indochinese Peninsula. It was all because
of the strong Hindu and the Buddhist
The first fame and honored people in present-day are in the 1st millennium
AD in Cambodia. In the 3rd, 4th, 5th century the states that Indian lived were
the Chenla and Funan which is present-day, Cambodia and South West
Vietnam. The Khmer Empire was weaken yet until the 15th century. The
empire’s power’s center was the Angkor. In 1863 King Nordom, who had
been installed by Thailand, sought the protection of France from the Thai
and Vietnamese. In 1955, Sihanouk abdicated in favor of his father in order
to be elected Prime Minister. Upon is father’s death he became the head-ofstate and took the title of prince. While the Vietnam War moved on,
Sihanouk chose an official policy of neutrality in the Cold War until
Cambodians began to take side, expelled in 1970 by a military coup led by
Prime Minister General Lon Nol and Prince Sisowath Sirik Matak, while trip
on abroad. In 1973 the Cambodians were changed in to Communist
because they started gaining communist. And in 1989 the peace
came to Cambodia because of Peace efforts which began in Paris.
After the cruel and violent war of 70’s and 80’s with the destruction
of economic, culture, social, and politics of Cambodia was re-built
- only in recent years. Again the conflict began to shake again in
1997 so the coup d’etat was remained in placed. Again Cambodia
was aided by the 5 countries, Japan, France, West Germany,
Canada, and Australia. United States and U.K. were reluctant to
provide aid but they did it to the relationship of China.
In Cambodia the population is 14 million
people. Wow!!! It is not very big but it has
more than 10 million people!!!
Almost 90% of Cambodians are
Buddhism and 10% of them are others
like Hindu or Muslim.
The geography of Cambodia is ruled by
the Mekong river (the great river) and
the Tonle Sap (fresh water lake), an
important source of fish.
Cambodia’s main industries
Cambodia’s main industries are the
garments, touring, and construction.
In 2007 over 4 million people visited
GOVERNMET & POLITICS
The Prime Minister is the head of the
government, while the king is the head of
state. The Prime Minister is decided from
the king, on the instructions and with the
agreement of the National Assembly.
↑Rice cropping is an important role in the economy.
Most countryside family depend on
farming and its related sub-sectors.
Rice, fish, timber, garments, and rubber
are the Cambodia’s important export. The
tourism industry is the 2nd greatest
source and the 1st is textile industry.
50% of tourists go to the Angkor Wat,
most of the remainder tourists go to
Phnom Penh. The last remainder tourists
go to bays and beaches.
Khmer culture, has distinctive styles of dances, architecture,
and sculpture. Angkor Wat is the best preserved example of
architecture. Other temples have been discovered around the
region. Bonn Om Teuk (Festival of Boat Racing), the annual boat
rowing contest, is the most attended Cambodian national
festival. Cambodia’s population attends this event each year to
play games, give thanks to the moon, watch fire works, and
attend the boat race in a carnival atmosphere. Popular games
include cockfighting, soccer, and kicking a sey, which is similar
to a footbag. Rice, as in other Southeast Asian countries, is the
staple grain, while fish from the Mekong and Tonle Sap also
form an important part of the diet. Football is one of the more
popular sports, although professional organized sports are not
prevalent in Cambodia as in western countries due to the
economic conditions. The Cambodia national football team
managed fourth in the 1972 Asian Cup but development has
slowed since the civil war. Western sports such as volleyball,
bodybuilding, field hockey, rugby, golf, and baseball are gaining
popularity. Native sports include traditional boat racing, buffalo
racing, Pradal Serey, Khmer Traditional wresting, and Bokator.
The Angkor Wat is sometimes called Angkor
The meaning of the Angkor Wat is Angkor=
It is a temple complex in Angkor,
It was built for King Suryavarman II in
the early 12 century and it was the
country’s temple and it’s capital city.
it is the only one to have remained
This temple was the Khmer’s best example
It became the symbol and appear on the
The Angkor Wat is based on the South
Angkor is a dialect form of word ‘nokor’
which is Sanskrit from India, while the
word Wat comes from Khmer word for
Khmer-The word or the people’s name like Korean
Coup d’etat-chasing out the king and taking over
the king’s place
Reluctant-doing it when they didn’t want to