Cambodia Population and Environment

Cambodia Travel

TERRITORY: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY The population of Cambodia has been assuming, from the very beginning, a very strong and unique character of ethnic-linguistic homogeneity in the SE Asia: 85.2% of it is made up, in fact, of Khmer, who came down, starting from the century. III a. C., in the plains of the Mekong and Tonle Sap, up to the coastal areas. They progressively assimilated the Mon, settled on the Annamite…

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Geography of Cambodia

Parrots

Cambodia’s coastline on the Gulf of Thailand has a length of 435 kilometers and is very indented. Off the coast there are several islands. The largest island is 100 square kilometers of Koh Kong, 22 kilometers south of the city of the same name on the mainland. The narrow coastal plain is broken by Chŭor Phnum Dâmrei, the “Elephant Mountains”, which extend down to the coast (at Kampot). The central…

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Cambodia Literature

Cambodia Literature

Everything from the 6th century AD one finds Sanskrit inscriptions on verses and inscriptions on ancient Khmer written in prose. There are praise hymns to the king, his campaigns and renditions of his edifices and all that belong, all duly dated. The last Sanskrit inscription is dated 1330. The transition from Sanskrit to Pali as the learned language naturally coincides with the transition from Mahayana Buddhism to Theravada Buddhism. Indian…

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Art in Cambodia

Banteay Srei

Early art and artifacts from the Mekong Delta show the influence of Chinese Han culture, Iran and, above all, India, especially in representations of Hindu gods. Early Angkor style An example from this period (ca. 860-1000) is the temple of Prah Ko from 879. Ta Keo from around the year 1000 is a fully developed Khmer temple with a high central tower, surrounded by four lower tower buildings on a…

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Cambodia Arts and Literature

Cambodia Arts and Literature

Literature The time until 1600 In the oldest literature from Cambodia, Indian traditions in Sanskrit and Pali meet as well as indigenous traditions of Khmer. The literature consists mainly of Indian art poetry which praises the ruler, in the form of stone inscriptions that date back to the 4th century AD. From these inscriptions it appears that classical Indian works in Sanskrit were known. From 611 AD there are also…

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Cambodia

Lot from the capital Phnom Penh

Cambodia is a monarchy in Southeast Asia. The country borders Thailand in the west and northwest, Laos in the northeast and Vietnam in the east and southeast. Cambodia has a 435 kilometer long coast to the Gulf of Thailand in the southwest. The population is 16 449 519 inhabitants (2018). The capital is Phnom Penh. Cambodia is a remnant of the vast Hindu – Buddhist kingdom Khmer people created in…

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Cambodia Sightseeing Places

Cambodia Landmarks

Best time to go to Cambodia The ideal months to visit Cambodia are December and January, when the humidity is bearable, the temperatures are lower and the chance of rain is lower. Temperatures begin to rise from the beginning of February until the hottest month of April often exceeds 40 ° C. From May / June, the southwestern monsoon brings rain and high humidity, only suitable for the fewest visitors.However…

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