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CAMBODIA

Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. Its total landmass is 181,035 square kilometres (69,898 sq mi), bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

With a population of over 14.8 million, Cambodia is the 70th most populous country in the world. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, which is practiced by approximately 95% of the Cambodian population. The countrys minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch chosen by the Royal Throne Council, as head of state. The head of government is Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving leader in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 25 years.

When to go:
Dry season runs from November to April on the back of the northeast monsoon. The months of November to January are cooler, while February to April are hot and dusty. November is the coolest month, April the hottest.

Wet season runs from May to October courtesy of the southwest monsoon. Wet season brings some three-quarters of Cambodias annual rainfall. July to September are the wettest months.

Average monthly temperature (°C)

Timezone (GMT):
+8 hours (Cambodia).

Language:
Vietnamese.

Currency:
Vietnamese Dong, although the American Dollar is also widely accepted.

Tourist/Visa/health information:
British Passport holders are required a visa to enter Bali. Visa fee payable on arrival (USD 25 for longer durations up to 30 days). Hepatitis A and Polio are recommended for protection against disease. Yellow fever immunisation is required if arriving from an infected country or area.

Flight information:
The tropical island of Cambodia can be reached by many carriers from the UK, so Cambodia has never been so easy to travel to. Cambodia flights fly in to Phnom Penh International airport (PNH) or Siem Reap airport (REP) and depart from various UK airports and several other European airports.

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