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Life on the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh  
   

Life on the Tonle Sap River in Phnom Penh

Turmoiled Cambodia

August 29th 2006
A little history on Cambodia so our entry makes some sense. As mentioned in our previous blog, Cambodia was ruled by the Khmer Regime, which in its early days was a successful empire, spreading into Thailand and Laos. In the 1500's, the Thai invaded Angkor and the latter years would be considered Cambodia's Dark Ages. Soon after, the capital was moved to Phnom Penh, where several rivers connect ... read more
Asia » Cambodia » South » Phnom Penh

Cambodian Flag Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, whose Angkor Empire extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Subsequently, attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the ... ... read more
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