Phsar Thmey Market (Central Market)

Phsar Thmey Market , better Known as the Central Market, is a unique building built-in 1937. Phsar Thmey literally means ′New Market′ .The location where the Central Market now sits was once a swamp area and occupied by a lake known as Beng Decho. Today , this beautiful market has become a prominent landmark in Phnom Penh….

INDEPENDENCE MONUMENT

Erected in 1955, the Independence Monumentsymbolizes Cambodia independence gained from French colonialism in 1953.  This monument is a copy of the Bakong temple (a temple from the Roluos group or the 9th century) The one hundred Nagas and snake motif can be seen historical , cultural , archeological, and business  contests. On 9th November each year government officials from the various…

WAT PHNOM(Wat Phnom Daun Penh)

The Wat Phnom temple is the most significant of all the temples in Phnom Penh. The temple has a close- knitted relationship to the capital city. This in effect is a sanctuary founded by Daun Penh (Grandma Penh). a wealthy widow who in 1372. retrieved from the river a log with five Buddha statues in…

ROYAL PALACE

Royal Palace of Cambodia is a complex of buildings although it is generally understood to be the Royal abode of  the King of Cambodia. The compound was the citadel of King Ponhea Yat (1393-1463) are rebuilt to its present state in 1886 , when King Norodom (1834-1904) relocated the royal capital from Oudong to Phom Phenh.  The buildings with beautiful towering…

Around Phom Penh

Phnom Penn, once known as the “Pearl of Asia”, is the capital and largest city of Cambodia. It is now an economic , commercial, cultural and tourist center. Tourists can experience a fresh wave of Cambodia hospitality in this city of more than 2 million people. Cambodia are by nature cordial and friendly. Here in the capital…

LANGUAGE

Khmer is the official language of Cambodia, the Cambodian language is derived from the Mon- Khmer (Austro- Asiatic) language family it is renowned  for being one of the largest set alphabets: it consists basically of 33 consonants, 23 vowels and 12 independent vowels. Tourists may wish to learn a few spoken phrases before or when visiting…

NATIONAL FLOWER

Romauol, a small yellowish white flower, is the national flower of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Since ancient times, Cambodian women have often been compared to the Romauol flower because of its attractive fragrance: a unique scent that is prominent in the late afternoon and can travel over long distances with the wind. With its sturdy…

NATIONAL FLAG

The flag of Cambodia symbolizes the country’s religious dignity and royalty. Two large blue stripes representing royalty embrace an even larger red stripe which represents the nation. The image of the white temple represents the nation’s religion. Generally speaking. the colors and image on the Cambodian flag personify the country’s slogan: Nation, Religion, King.

CAMBODIA

LOCATION AND AREA Cambodia bordering the Gulf of Thailand ,Thailand , Laos and Vietnam , is situated in southeast Asia. Cambodia cover a total area of ​​181,035 square kilometers in the heart of South East Asia and it lies completely within the tropics where its southernmost points are only slightly more than 10 above the equator. Two dominant features are the Tonlé Sap…