5 Fascinating facts about Cambodia
We’ve traveled through the most lavish locations in Europe, walked the largest lanes in the biggest capital cities in the world and delighted in Occidental comfort. But today, we are traveling far, far away from our comfort zone wishing to explore 5 Fascinating facts about Cambodia.
Having survived a traumatic communist reign of terror in the ‘70s just to become gripped by poverty and chaos, Cambodia a few decades ago looked like a terrifying place. Today, nevertheless, this Asian country is making great headway, working to recover and re-launch its economy. Plus it is opening to tourists and this activity is helping it very much.
Cambodians are said to be the kindest people in the world. Outgoing and warm, they will welcome you in their homes even if they have very little to offer. Their hospitability and generosity is renowned and you will see this if you come visit the country.
Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia, has 1.5 million inhabitants and 1.3 million mopeds. These vehicles are everywhere and admittedly, they are a quick efficient way of negotiating the city. Another efficient way is with Cambodia car hire.
Do you know how Europeans complain about their aging population? This great Occidental problem is not one shared by Cambodia, where half of the population is actually under 15!
Though age is really not a cultural issue here. Cambodians don’t usually celebrate their birthdays and old people even (choose to) forget their age. After all, age is just a number, right?
National flags are not always the most…erm, original, so to speak. Right? Wrong, at least in the case of Cambodia. Their flag is the only one to actually feature the image of a building, namely the Angkor Wat.
What do you think? Do you think after reading these lines you’ll put Cambodia on your list? Please let us know!