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What to Pack When Traveling to Cambodia

What to Pack When Traveling to Cambodia
Cambodia, though having trails of bloodshed, misery and poverty visible in its history is yet inspiring in so many ways. Many people travel to Cambodia each year to dig out the lost treasures of this land. Traveling up to the Angkor Wat is one of the must stops of Cambodia,...

Cambodian Genocide Facts and Timeline: A Clear Account

Cambodian Genocide Facts and Timeline: A Clear Account
Scholars still discuss whether the events in Cambodia between 1975 and 1979 can be referred to as genocide, because the massive killings which occurred there under the Khmer Rouge rule did not specifically target a certain ethnical or religious group....

Development in Cambodia

Development in Cambodia
Cambodians are accustomed to rebuild from scratch. Their troubled history – a history of conquests, tyrannies, dictators, protectorates, and occupations, a history where war was much more present than diplomacy – speaks for itself. Only in the last 100 years...

The Moon and Sixpence: Prices in Cambodia

The Moon and Sixpence: Prices in Cambodia
As far as prices and taxes are concerned, Cambodia is a great destination, because it offers a very wide range of services. The dual nature of the country, where poverty and extreme luxury coexist, translates in a great variety of...

Seven Days in a Country of Wonders: Cambodia

Seven Days in a Country of Wonders: Cambodia
Due to a very extensive cluster of places that worth being visited in Cambodia, seeing most of the country in one week is not realistic, however fast and versatile you prove to be. To visit the most of the important landmarks here, you have two solutions. 1. From Siem Reap to...

The Seven Circles of Fire: Cambodian Wedding Traditions

The Seven Circles of Fire: Cambodian Wedding Traditions
Many Khmer traditions display interesting facts, but weddings are particularly fascinating. The rituals they have for weddings, their special care regarding how to employ the moments before and after wedding, and, last but not least, Khmer peculiar rules in this direction...

Resources on Cambodia: Top Books, Movies, and Music

Resources on Cambodia: Top Books, Movies, and Music
The literature of any kind about Cambodia is still limited, mainly because this country has only recently come into international attention. Existing pieces focus on three main aspects when discussing about Cambodia: tourism, history, and a combination of the two...

The Preah Vihear Dispute – An Introspection

The Preah Vihear Dispute – An Introspection
Preah Vihear is situated at the border between Cambodia and Thailand and has been for more than one century now the object of intermittent disputes between Thailand and Cambodia, or, better said, between Thais and Cambodians. Even the name of this place carries political implications. “Prasat/Phnom Preah Vihear” is the official...