Cambodian dating customs
Cambodia's ancient name is "Kambuja" (Sanskrit: कंबुज).In 802 AD, Jayavarman II declared himself king marking the beginning of the Khmer Empire which flourished for over 600 years allowing successive kings to dominate much of Southeast Asia and accumulate immense power and wealth.The country's minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams and 30 hill tribes.The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia.
The head of government is Samdach Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving leader in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 25 years.
The town of Siem Reap, in northern Cambodia, is the primary access point for the Angkor Archaeological Park.
The name Siem Reap literally means "Siam Defeated".
These days, however, the only rampaging hordes are the tourists heading to the Angkor Archaeological Park.
The culture of Cambodia has had a rich and varied history dating back many centuries, and has been heavily influenced by India and China.