Cambodia The Kingdom of Wonder
Contents <ul><li>Cambodia and Me </li></ul><ul><li>General facts about the country </li></ul><ul><li>The journey to the co...
Cambodia   and Me
General facts about the country <ul><li>Location:  in East Asia, it borders Thailand, Laos and Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>P...
The journey to the country <ul><li>Travel arrangements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austrian Airlines (from Vienna to Bangkok) </...
My host family
Mona <ul><li>Hungarian,  who  spent  10 years in the USA, 10 years In Asia </li></ul><ul><li>Works  at the Oxfam America, ...
Champ <ul><li>Thai,   lived  in Thailand,  spent  3 years in Cambodia </li></ul><ul><li>Works  as a teacher, in his own nu...
Zénó <ul><li>A Hungarian,  10 years old boy </li></ul><ul><li>Mona’s and Champ’s nephew </li></ul><ul><li>Travelled  with ...
Mathe <ul><li>3 years old boy </li></ul><ul><li>Mona’s and Champ’s son </li></ul>
Climate <ul><li>It’s dominated by the annual  monsoon cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Seasons:  cool and dry, hot and dry, hot and...
The traffic <ul><li>Very  undeveloped </li></ul><ul><li>The roads:   dirt roads  in the countryside,  avenues  in the capi...
Society <ul><li>Cambodian people- Khmer </li></ul><ul><li>Their  language : Khmer </li></ul><ul><li>Religion:  Buddhism </...
Society <ul><li>Foreigners </li></ul><ul><li>Different nations </li></ul><ul><li>Language:  English </li></ul><ul><li>Work...
The Khmer Rouge <ul><li>Khmer Rouge:  the followers of the  Communist Party of Kampuchea, the totalitarian ruling party in...
Angkor <ul><li>Served as the  seat of the Khmer Empire  </li></ul><ul><li>Angkor means city </li></ul><ul><li>The ruins ar...
Angkor <ul><li>The seat of  the   Khmer Empire  (AD 802- 1431) </li></ul><ul><li>Every king built a  temple  for his favou...
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>...
Angkor <ul><li>The inhabitants left Angkor  </li></ul><ul><li>The  city and the temples  was cloaked by the forest until t...
My experience and summary <ul><li>Cambodia:  safe, peceful, cleared from landmines, </li></ul><ul><li>Angkor  is impressiv...
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  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 new family </li></ul><ul><li>Climate, traffic </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><ul><li>Her husband Champ, their son Mathe </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. Zénó <ul><li>A Hungarian, 10 years old boy </li></ul><ul><li>Mona’s and Champ’s nephew </li></ul><ul><li>Travelled with Me to Cambodia </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mathe <ul><li>3 years old boy </li></ul><ul><li>Mona’s and Champ’s son </li></ul>
  11. 11. Climate <ul><li>It’s dominated by the annual monsoon cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Seasons: cool and dry, hot and dry, hot and wet, cool and wet </li></ul>
  12. 12. The traffic <ul><li>Very undeveloped </li></ul><ul><li>The roads: dirt roads in the countryside, avenues in the capital </li></ul><ul><li>Cambodian’s means of transports: motorcycles, bicycles, buses, cars, tuk-tuks </li></ul><ul><li>Foreigners: cars </li></ul><ul><li>They don’t follow the Highway Code </li></ul>
  13. 13. 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>
  14. 14. 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 foundtaions </li></ul><ul><li>Much better living standard </li></ul>
  15. 15. 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>Their agricultural reform caused famine, diseases </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 from Thailand </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>
  16. 16. Angkor <ul><li>Served as the seat of the Khmer Empire </li></ul><ul><li>Angkor means city </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>
  17. 17. Angkor <ul><li>The seat of the Khmer Empire (AD 802- 1431) </li></ul><ul><li>Every king built a temple for his favourite 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>
  18. 18. 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 (instead of Hinduism Buddhism) </li></ul><ul><li>-Neglect of public works </li></ul><ul><li>-Natural disasters </li></ul><ul><li>-Internal fights </li></ul>
  19. 19. Angkor <ul><li>The inhabitants left Angkor </li></ul><ul><li>The city and the temples was cloaked by the forest until the 19th century </li></ul><ul><li>French archeologist began a restoration process </li></ul><ul><li>Now it attcracts tourist, it’s a Word Heritage </li></ul>
  20. 20. 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>Prevention against diseases </li></ul><ul><li>Good opportunity to practise English </li></ul>

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