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Tuesday, February 19, 2013


The Kingdom of Cambodia is located directly on the Gulf of Thailand between the countries Vietnam, Laos and Thailand. One of its major attractions is the Angkor Wat, which is nominated as World heritage site by the UNESCO The mighty Mekong River, which is one of the ten longest rivers in the world, crosses the country in the east. Further in the inland there is a largest freshwater lake in South-east Asia called Tonle Sap. The Cambodian countryside is dominated by a central level, nestled in the majestic mountains in part. Cambodia’s fascinating capital Phnom Penh The country's capital, Phnom Penh is subjected to a rapid increase in population, which is due to an increasing rural exodus.

 Because most streets run parallel to each other, the orientation in the city is very easy. Phnom Penh develops inexorably to the typical Asian capital cities, where they could keep up but now its provincial charm. Particularly fascinating are the countless markets where you can buy typical food. Anyone who dares to try the deep fried crickets, spiders or beetles and larvae can try it here. Angkor Wat is definitely the most important tourist haven in Cambodia. It is the largest temple with great temple area, which has been built between 850 and 1200. In addition, the temple is the world's largest religious building, consisting of a pyramid with five towers. The temple was built by the Khmern in honour of the God Vishnu. Cambodia is dominated by a tropical monsoonal climate. The rainy season is between May and October and brings sometimes very large amount of running water.

 During this time, up to 80 percent of the annual precipitation falls from the sky. The maximum temperatures are, meanwhile, rarely exceed 30 degrees. In the months of December and January, the humidity and the temperatures are relatively low. In addition, be expected at this time with little rain, so that this time offers to travel. In early February, the temperatures start to rise again in April and reached its peak at about 40 degrees. During the months of May and June, the monsoon brings with it a lot of rain and the humidity reached almost unbearable proportions, which can be a real ordeal for tourists from Europe. During the rainy season, the forest is in full bloom, but should the roads in the north-eastern regions are shunned because they are flooded due to the heavy rain.

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