Pictures from Cambodia

Last updated Mar 30, 2022 | Published on Jul 15, 2009Cambodia, Photo Galleries, South and Southeast Asia

This is a collection of pictures from Cambodia, the result of a trip to different parts of the country, from the north and to the south.

If you look up my articles from Cambodia, you will also find a world heritage site and a regular travelogue. Before you do, start with these pictures from Cambodia.

Afterwards, find more photo galleries on Sandalsand

Fast facts

Learn about the country on Wikipedia. Here is an excerpt:

Cambodia is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochinese Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres in area. Cambodia borders Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the north, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest. The nation’s capital and largest city is Phnom Penh.

The sovereign state of Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. Buddhism is enshrined in the constitution as the official state religion; practised by more than 97% of the population. Cambodia’s minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic and cultural centre of Cambodia. The kingdom is an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch chosen by the Royal Council of the Throne as head of state. The head of government is the Prime Minister.

The country has widespread poverty, pervasive corruption, lack of political freedoms, low human development and a high rate of hunger.

While per capita income remains low compared to most neighboring countries, Cambodia has one of the fastest-growing economies in Asia. Agriculture remains the dominant economic sector, with strong growth in textiles, construction, garments, and also tourism leading to increased foreign investment and international trade. The United Nations designates Cambodia as a least developed country. The US World Justice Project’s 2015 Rule of Law Index ranked Cambodia 125th out of 126 countries, far lower compared to other countries in the region.

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