Cambodia is located in the Indochina peninsula and is bordered by Thailand to the West, Thailand and Laos to the North, Vietnam to the East, and the Gulf of Thailand to the South. Its two-season monsoonal climate roughly splits the year in half, between dry and wet months.
Two major rivers cross the country: the Tonlé Sap River and the Mekong. While Mekong is important at an international scale, covering most of the Eastern and South-Eastern lowlands of Cambodia, it’s the Tonlé Sap (aka the Great Lake) which is centered in the heart of the country. On its way to the sea, it forms a lake carrying the same name, highly appreciated for its biological and economic potential.
Rolling plains cover most of the country, but Cambodia also has three mountain ranges (the Cardamom Mountains and Dâmrei Mountains in the South-East and the Dangrek Mountains in the North). This complex set of various altitudes, rivers, climate and geographical position has lead to a well-developed wildlife throughout the country.