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Siem Reap

Best known as the gateway to the incredible temple complexes of nearby Angkor Wat, Siem Reap is fast becoming a substantial fascination in its own right. It has resisted and emerged from the 90s trauma of Pol Pot’s dictatorship to become a relatively rich corner of Cambodia all thanks to […] Detail»

Ethnic Group in Cambodia

The Khmer form 90% of Cambodia’s 15 million people, making it one of the most homogenous countries in Southeast Asia. The remainder are ethnic Vietnamese, Chinese, hilltribes and Cham Muslims. The Khmer have been in Cambodia since around the first century A.D, way before the Thais and Vietnamese and Chinese […] Detail»

Food of Cambodia

The food in Cambodia is similar to that of neighbouring Thailand and other Asian foods, except we found it to to have a little less spice and variety, and seems to lacks the ‘oomph’ that makes Thai food so popular! In Cambodia you will find lots of fried rice and […] Detail»

Culture of Cambodia

People Cambodians comprise a variety of kids who are commonly called Khmer. The Khmer constitute about 91 percent of the population. The population also includes a diversity of other ethnic backgrounds: Chinese, Vietnamese, Chams, and hilltribes, called Khmer Roeu. The Khmer are believed to have lived in the region from about the 2nd […] Detail»

History of Cambodia

Migrations into the mainland regions of Southeast Asia from the north continued well into historic times. The ancestors of the Cambodians came with earlier waves that followed in the wake of the proto-Malays. The Cambodians are closely related to the Mon who settled further to the west but of whom […] Detail»

Weather in Cambodia

Cambodia has two distinct seasons — the wet and the dry — and you can see them in action on our interactive Cambodia weather map. Cambodia’s wet season comes courtesy of the southwest monsoon which blows from May to October, bringing with it some 75% of Cambodia’s annual rainfall. Not surprisingly, wet […] Detail»

People and Culture of Laos

One of the lowest population densities in Asia, at 19 persons per square km, and an estimated population of only 5.4 million people, belies the fact that Laos is home to 68 different ethnic groups. These fall into three groupings, based upon language, culture and traditions. The fertile Mekong River […] Detail»

TRADITIONNAL ETHNICS GROUPS in LAOS

A true mosaic of ethnic groups, Laos has 130 different ethnic tribes divided into four language groups. Some of the tribes may only have a few hundred members and are only found in Laos. These smaller tribes are considered to be in danger of being engulfed by more dominant larger groups. If […] Detail»

Laos History

HISTORICAL RESEARCH SHOWS that the rudimentary structures of a multiethnic state existed before the founding of the Kingdom of Lan Xang in the thirteenth century. These prethirteenth-century structures consisted of small confederative communities in river valleys and among the mountain peoples, who found security away from the well-traveled rivers and […] Detail»

Laos Food

Lao food is distinct from other Asia cuisines, although it is somewhat similar to the food found in the northeastern part of Thailand in the area known as Isan. Most Lao dishes contain vegetables and herbs, rice or noodles and fish, chicken, pork or beef. The freshness of the ingredients is very important to […] Detail»
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