Pointing the sole of your foot at someone, or even something, is considered very disrespectful. This young soldier at the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh is an example of how young the Cambodian population is.
Map of Cambodia Cambodia on the map with neighboring countries. Rice is considered to be the first crop that was grown on Cambodian soil since before the first century, AD.
It is the only flag in the world with a building on it! Transactions that are less than a dollar tend to be done in riel.
Birthday Time Ask many Cambodians, especially those living in the provinces, how old they are and you may get different answers: their Khmer age and their international age.
There has never been a McDonalds in Cambodia Our favourite interesting fact about Cambodia is that it is one of the few countries which has never had a McDonalds, along with Ghana and Yemen.
This Khmer Rouge was one of the more ruthless regimes to ever exist and they would go after entire families.
Ever sincethe name has gained some stability, and is, all things considered, unlikely to change again. Combine this with the lack of traffic lights and stop signs you get the ultimate chaotic urban jungle that Phnom Penh is.
The last day of the celebration is marked by an unbelievable amount of water being thrown around. Evidence from carbon dating suggests that Cambodia was inhabited as early as B. People living in Cambodia are called Cambodian or Khmer.
You can learn from the locals on a homestay adventure Image by Zahra Saleki On a trip with Intrepid, you have the opportunity to take part in a homestay, trek through jungle and learn more about rural life in Cambodia.