|Languages :||Khmer (official) 95%, French, English|
|Currency :||Riel (KHR)|
|Time Zone :||EST +12hrs|
|Capital City :||Phnom Penh|
|Population :||13.9 Million|
|Government :||Multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy|
|Total Area :||69,899 mi²|
|Climate :||Tropical; rainy, monsoon season (May to November); dry season (December to April); little seasonal temperature variation|
|National Holidays:||Independence Day, 9 November|
Cambodia is best visited in December and January as this is when humidity is at its lowest and therefore most tolerable.
Angkor Wat (or Angkor Vat) is a temple at Angkor built for King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. The largest and best-preserved temple at the site, it is the only one to have remained a significant religious center since its foundation-first Hindu, dedicated to Vishnu, then Buddhist. The temple is the epitome of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.
To visit Angkor Wat, head to Siem Reap. There is a lot to see - a quick visit is considered 2 days. Start with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Leave an entire afternoon for the Angkor Wat itself. In an additional day, you can tour the Small Circuit including Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon, and Chau Say Tevoda in the morning and in the afternoon, take the sightseeing the Grand Circuit including Prasat Kravan, East Mebon, Pre Rup and Preah Khan.
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