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Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia, which shares a border with Vietnam to its east and southeast, with Thailand to its west and northwest, and with Laos to its northeast. In the south it faces the Gulf of Thailand. Its local name is Preahreachanach√ɬĘk Kampuchea and is known colloquially as Srok Khmae, literally 'the Khmer Land'.

The successor-state of the mighty Khmer Empire, which ruled much of what is now Vietnam, Laos and Thailand, Cambodia boasts a rich culture, a weathered French-era capital and impressive natural scenery. The peace is young but the country is slowly attracting the tourism currently sweeping Vietnam.

Ancient temples, empty beaches, mighty rivers, remote forests ... and (outside Angkor) only a handful of tourists. But the word is out - Cambodia has emerged from the decades of war and isolation and is well and truly back on the South-East Asian travel map.

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