• Johm riab sua is a common greeting in Cambodia. We present to you some interesting information about Cambodia.

    In case you are from Cambodia and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    The Khmer language is the official language of Cambodia. It is spoken by most of the population of Cambodia, and by some 1.3 million people in southeastern Thailand, and also by more than a million people in southern Vietnam.

    Here are some of the interesting facts about Cambodian culture:

    1. The first thing you’ll see when you arrive in Cambodia is the long line of tuk-tuks at the airport and waiting at nearly every street corner around town. While the journey can get your heart pumping – normal road rules are thrown out the window – it’s a quicker way to navigate through the streets. Plus, tuk-tuks are more readily available in some towns. But remember to negotiate the price before getting in!

    2. Did you know that Cambodians believe that counting a gecko’s chirp will tell you if you’ll be lucky to marry? It is considered good luck if a tokay gecko lets out seven or more calls in the same room as you.

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    (Image source:https://www.bestpricetravel.com/travel-guide/cambodia-local-transportation--108.html)

    1. While Cambodians are renowned for cooking up creepy crawlies such as crickets, ants, and even tarantulas. Most people eat fish, vegetables, and rice as part of their daily diet.

    2. Did you know that Cambodia’s flag is the only one in the world to feature a building?

    3. There’s nothing like a traditional Cambodian wedding. Traditional Cambodian weddings are full of celebration, intermingled with glamorous garments and a non-stop party that can go for up to three days and three nights!

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    (Image source: https://www.gocambodia.tours/cambodian-traditional-marriage-customs/)

    1. Did you know that Cambodians celebrate the New Year in April? Cambodia’s New Year’s celebrations (called Choul Chnam Thmey in the local language – Khmer) are held in mid-April each year and mark the end of the traditional harvest season. This is the biggest celebration of the year in Cambodia.

    2. You’ll find the largest freshwater lake in South-East Asia. The Tonle Sap provides sustenance to nearly half of Cambodia’s crops and is a major source of fishing.

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    (image source: https://www.arrivalguides.com/en/Travelguide/Siemreap/doandsee/tonle-sap-lake-18696)

    Hope you all like this little piece of information about Cambodia. If you want to share more, please comment below!

  • @sakamvari
    Apart from anything else, members no longer see any threads other than these travelogues when they try to see what others are thinking or their replies.

  • @mistertoad There haven't been many posts over this weekend, it's a holiday one in North America. That said, I see all the new things when come to the forum--I read the non-geographical ones first, answer if I wish, then read or Mark As Read the remainder ie the country information ones.