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05 Facts You Might Not Know About Cambodia - Interesting facts that are often overlooked and remain unknown!

For several decades, Cambodia was only visited by the intrepid tourists. But the security concerns have long been addressed and the country sees many tourists from around the world. If you're looking for some interesting facts about Cambodia, here's a list!


Angkor ruins are larger than you can imagine!

You might have already known that Angkor Wat is quite big. But that doesn't cut it, as you have to know that this temple is one of the massive religious structures in the world. The surrounding grounds of the temple spans over five hundred acres which statistically speaking is bigger than Machu Picchu by fifty times! If you're looking for Angkor Wat hotels, you can check out properties like FCC Angkor Siem Reap for a start.


A history that will shock anyone!

Cambodia has witnessed some gruesome history and for a long time, there were security concerns. Although all these concerns have been addressed, the history can take you quite aback. During the rogue rule of the Khmer, there were around 2,000,000 people who were killed which is actually 1/5th of the local population here. Due to the genocide of the 1975 to 1979 period, around 63% of the country's population is below thirty years of age.


Homestay adventures

Yes, homestay adventures are also part of the travel adventures you can have in Cambodia. You can be a part of this homestay, hike through thick jungles and learn all about the beautiful and unique rural life of this country.


Traditional Cambodian weddings

How about being a part of a traditional local wedding? Wouldn't that be fun? Cambodian weddings are unlike any other, they are so lively and full of celebrations and entertainment. They wear the prettiest and avidly coloured garments which are so glamorous and party for 3 days and 3 nights! This is where all the fun is!


New Year is in April

New Year is another time for great celebrations and in Cambodia, the New Year is in April. If you're around this time you are going to have the time of your life! This is, in fact, the biggest type of celebration in this country.


Geckos and their chirps!

This is no ordinary chirp. The locals here say you can tell if someone is about to marry anytime soon by counting the chirps of a gecko. Say, a tokay gecko chirps 7 or more times around you, then you will be getting a ring on that finger soon!


Insects delicacies!

Cambodian cuisine is well known all around the world. A part of this incredible cuisine is the insect delicacies. Don't be put off by this sight. You won't know if you like it until you try it, right? Insects such as tarantulas, crickets and ants and so on are cooked to perfection and a snack that is loved widely in this country.


Biggest freshwater lake

This would be the Tonle Sap lake which provides almost half of the crops here with the much-needed water! And it is also a major spot for fishing!

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