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Cambodia

Kingdom of Cambodia

Cambodia is about the size of Missouri and has a population of 15 million people. The predominant group are the Khmer followed by Chinese, Vietnamese and a few hill tribe groups. The country is 95% Buddhist.

Cambodia is o­ne of the most heavily forested countries in Asia, bordered o­n the west by Thailand, north and east by Vietnam and Laos.Over a period of 300 years, between 900 and 1200 AD, the Khmer Kingdom of Angkor produced some of the world's most magnificent architectural masterpieces o­n the northern shore of the Tonle Sap, near the present town of Siem Reap.
The Angkor area stretches 15 miles east to west and 5 miles north to south. Some 72 major temples or other buildings dot the area. Cambodia was a French colony in more recent times.

 

Cambodia Map