Perfectly nestled between Vietnam, Thailand and Laos, Cambodia is a charming country full of so many surprises that it might even make you go Angkor WAT?!?
Whether you are planning a trip to Cambodia or have already been there, these interesting facts will blow you away.
Cambodia’s flag is one of a kind
The flag of Cambodia is the only 1 out of 195 countries in the world to feature a building. The building represents the world-renowned Angkor Wat, symbolizing integrity, heritage and justice.
Angkor Wat is the world’s biggest religious structure
Angkor Wat isn’t simply a beautiful ancient temple to visit, it’s also the world’s largest religious structure, made up of 1,626,000 square metres, or about 400 acres. It’s so big that it’s actually double the size of the world’s second biggest religious complex, which is the Hindi temple Sri Ranganathasvamy.
Weddings in Cambodia aren’t just for one day
Weddings in Cambodia typically last for up to three days, though this can also depend on the families financial circumstances.
Cambodia has millions of active landmines all over the country
There are two main reasons why Cambodia has so many landmines, one is due to the U.S dropping bombs during the Vietnam War and the other reason is because of Khmer Rouge, which planted many landmines from 1975 to 1979. Though Cambodia is one of the most heavily mined countries in the world, there have been many international organizations helping to detect and dismantle the mines in the country’s rural countryside.
Cambodia has the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia
When it’s rainy season, the lake can cover over 10,000 square kilometers and it’s especially worth a visit due to the many floating villages located there. It’s said that the waters are the richest for fishing than anywhere else in the world.
Cambodia has some unusual snacks on offer
If you ever wanted to sample a tarantula, cockroach, cricket, snake, or even a scorpion then Cambodia should be at the top of your bucket list. While it might sound a bit gross to eat a creepy crawly, do bear in mind that they will be cooked up and taste a lot different to what you might imagine.