A tourist map of Cambodia
The image shows a tourist map of Cambodia. As you can see it shows the historical sites and wild-life areas.
– Phnom Kulen National Park: Consists of the Kulen mountains, Kbal Spean River and waterfalls.
Cambodia has a glorious history and rich heritage. Hinduism and Buddhism flourished here for many centuries. It is home to a large number of religious monuments, including Angkor Wat, a magnificent temple and an architectural masterpiece.
The original name of Cambodia is Kamboja, which is the name of one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas (great tribes) that inhabited ancient India between the 6th and 4th century BCE. The original Kamboja tribe controlled the region around the Hindu Kush, a mountain range passing through present-day Afghanistan and Pakistan. It is believed that people belonging to the Kamboja tribe moved to Southeast Asia and established a new Kamboja nation.
Kamboja became Kampuchea in the Khmer language. When the French colonized Cambodia, Kampuchea became Cambodge. The current name of Cambodia is an English version of Cambodge. The dreaded Khmer Rouge made Kampuchea the official name, but after their defeat, the official name reverted back to Cambodia.
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