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The Ruins of Angkor

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The region of Angkor served as the centre for the Khmer Empire that thrived between the 9th and the 15th centuries

Today the Ruins of Angkor are located close to the city of Siem Reap and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are over a thousand temples in the Angkor area ranging from small piles of bricks to the splendid Angkor Wat. The Angkor Wat is considered as the largest single religious monument in the world.

A number of temples in the Angkor area have been restored and are the most significant examples of Khmer architecture. Check out the amazing architecture of the Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat was built in the 12th century and is one of the best preserved temples from the era.The Angkor Thom is another massive temple in the area. Other worth seeing temples includes the Ta Prohm temple, the Bayon temple and the Banteay Srei. Each of these temples has their unique feature and architecture that is good to see.

You can reach the Ruins of Angkor easily from Siem Reap via taxis, buses or hired cars. Every year the Ruins of Angkor are visited by thousands of travellers from all around the world.

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    The region of Angkor served as the centre for the Khmer Empire that thrived between the 9th and the 15th centuries Today the Ruins of Angkor are located close to the city of Siem Reap and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are over a thousand temples in the Angkor…
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Cambodia Info

COMMERCIAL/ ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL: Phnom Penh

GEOGRAPHY

Has an area of 181,035 square kilometers and lies entirely within the tropics.It has a 443 kilometer coastline along the Gulf of Thailand.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 14,000,000. Muslims account for about 1.6% of the population

CLIMATE

Cambodia is dominated by monssons. The temperature ranges from 21° C to 35° C. Tropical and warm.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Khmer is the official language.

LOCAL TIME

UTC+7

BUSINESS HOURS

Government/General Offices: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and again from 2 PM to 5PM (Monday to Friday)

HOLIDAYS

New Years: January 1st
Victory Day: January 7th
Khmer New Year: April 14th - 16th
Labour Day: May 1st
King Sihamoni's Birthday: May 13th - 15th
Queen Mother's Birthday: June 18th
Constitution Day: September 24th
Pchum Ben Festival: September 26th
King Father's Birthday: October 31st
Independence Day: November 9th
Mourning Day: November 25th

Dates on the following holidays vary:
Meak Bochea
Visaka Bochea
Royal Ploughing Ceremony

CURRENCY

KHR Riel, United States Dollar

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

Police/ Emergencies: 117
Medical/ Ambulance: 119
Fire: 118

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