Bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia is a country found in the Indochina peninsula of Southeast Asia with a population of around 15 million inhabitants.
Bordered by Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia is a country found in the Indochina peninsula of Southeast Asia with a population of around 15 million inhabitants. The Cambodian capital is Phnom Penh. Once known as the 'Pearl of Asia', Phnom Penh was founded in 1434 and sits on the banks of the Mekong River.
Cambodia has its origins in the coalescence of a number of Indianised states, which merged into what is now known as modern-day Cambodia across the first five centuries.
This country of ancient jungles and mysterious cities has seen itself go from the strongest empire in south-east Asia to a protectorate of Thailand, Vietnam and France across the centuries to a land under the infamous dictatorship of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge during the 20th century. Today sees a healing Cambodia enjoying an upward trajectory in both its economy and tourism.
As with many countries in Southeast Asia, Cambodia's climate is warm for most of the year and experiences an annual monsoon cycle which sees monsoon rains move in from June until November before the return of the dry season between November and May.