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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cambodia - UNESCO World Heritage Site


The Kingdom of Cambodia is situated directly on the Gulf of Thailand between the countries Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. One of the most famous sights is the building of Angkor Wat, one member appointed by the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mighty Mekong River, which is among the ten longest rivers in the world, crosses the country to the east. Further inland is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, the Tonle Sap. The landscape of Cambodia is dominated by a central level, nestled in the majestic mountains in part.

The country's capital Phnom Penh is a rapid increase in population subjected to, due to an increasing rural exodus. Since most of the streets parallel to each other, the orientation in the city is very easy. Phnom Penh is developing steadily into one of the typical Asian capitals, where they could but until now retained its provincial charm. Particularly fascinating are the many markets where you can buy typical food products. Who dares to try, once deep fried crickets, spiders or beetles and larvae. Angkor Wat is definitely the most important tourist haven in Cambodia. It is the largest temple of a temple area, which has been built between 850 and 1200. In addition, the temple is the world's largest religious building, which consists of a pyramid with five towers. The temple was built by the Khmern in honor of the god Vishnu.

Cambodia is dominated by a tropical monsoonal climate. The rainy season is between May and October and sometimes brings a very large amount of running water. During this season, receives up to 80 percent of annual rainfall. Meanwhile, the maximum temperatures are rarely above 30 degrees.

During the months of December and January, the humidity and the temperatures are relatively low. Moreover, at this time with little rain expected, so that this time offers for travel. In early February the temperatures begin to rise again in April and reached its peak at about 40 degrees. In the months of May and June, the monsoon brings with it much rain and the humidity reached almost unbearable proportions, which can be for tourists from Europe.During the rainy season is in full splendor of the jungle, but the roads should be avoided in the northeastern regions, because they are flooded due to heavy rain.

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