Culture, History, and Other Interesting Bits
There are so many aspects about Cambodia as a country that it is impossible to cover them all here.
But nevertheless that doesn’t stop us from learning more about it.
Here you’ll find several little probes into the country.
From the flag that tells the silent story of the civil war,the custom and culture of the people, the traditional clothing that they wear, or the child adoption events that seems to be still continuing.
Read on to find out more about Cambodia and what make this land of Khmers so special.
Here’sa quick read for what’s appropriate and not while in you’re visitingthe country. Sincethe concept of face and respect is still highly followed, it’s good toknow that you don’t offend the locals while you’re there. They won’thold you to the same standard as the locals, but still knowing a littlebit can make your trip much friendlier and pleasanter.
What do the local folks wear? What should you wear? Here’s a quick lookinto the Khmer’s traditional dresses and also a simple dress code fortravelers.
The locals are a big fan of karaoke. But apart from the pop songs,there are other kinds too. The classical Cambodian music is deeply valued by the people.
Art in motion. In downtown Siem Reap, you’ll see restaurants offering free traditionaldance with your meal, but it pays to see the best. Here’s you’ll find out more aboutthose dances and other kinds as well.
Learnsimples phrases that earn smiles from the locals. It’s a great icebreaker and perhaps, just perhaps, they’ll be extra nicer to you forlearning their language.
For a flag, this one has an interesting story because ithas has been changed several times. Follow its changethroughout thehistory from the French’s, Khmer Rouge regime’s, to today’s design.
Why go to the trouble and additional expense of aninternational adoption when there are children in need much closer tohome? And if someone does decide to do an adoption, how doesthe process work?
Cambodian Food/Traditional Khmer Food
It’s similar to the neighboring countries, but not really. Same same,but different. Not to be missed though!
95% of the people are Buddhist, while the temples are Hindu. Read on tofind out when and why the ‘switch’ happened.
Apart from tourism, there are other thriving industries in thecountry.
Cambodia tourism is just beginning to take off as people all around theworld are beginning to discover the beauty of Cambodia, the warmth ofthe Cambodian people.
Education in Cambodia
A look in the education system that is currently in place. NGOs play a big part in educating the children.
Invasion of Cambodia
A short review on the two invasions of Cambodia. The first time wasin 1970 by American and South Vietnamese troops during the Vietnam War,and the second was by Vietnamese forces in 1978-79.
How is Cambodia today? Where do most of the people live and what do they do? A quick look into how Cambodia is today.
Where would you like to go next?