Escape from CNY: Cambodia

By Butterboom Writers  /  February 7, 2007

You can still plan your Lunar New Year getaway!

angkor.jpg

I hate travelling during the CNY holiday, it’s actually more peaceful in Hong Kong when everyone escapes around the region. But the great thing about living in Hong Kong is that you can literally plan your holiday up to the last minute because we have so many great places surrounding us.

This post is about Cambodia. Lastminute.com.hk is still offering some great packages to Cambodia over the holiday and you can still get in on it.

The Angkor Century Resory and Spa is a great place and you can get 3 days and 2 nights there from Hong Kong on Siem Reap Airways for around $3590.

Check out the Cambodian travel sites here and here.

A quick grab from Wikipedia:

Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia with a population of almost 15 million people, with Phnom Penhsuccessor state of the once powerful Hindu and Buddhist Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochinese Peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries. being the capital city. Cambodia is the

A citizen of Cambodia is usually identified as “Cambodian” or “Khmer”, which strictly refers to ethnic Khmers. Most Cambodians are Theravada Buddhists of Khmer extraction, but the country also has a substantial number of predominantly Muslim Cham, as well as small hill tribes.

The country shares a border with Thailand to its west and northwest, with Laos to its northeast, and with Vietnam to its east and southeast. In the south it faces the Gulf of Thailand. The geography of Cambodia is dominated by the Mekong river (colloquial Khmer: Tonle Thom or “the great river”) and the Tonlé Sap (“the fresh water river”), an important source of fish. Its low geography means much of the country sits near to below sea level, and its main source of water from the Mekong reverses its water flow in the wet season into the neighbouring Tonle Sap River.

Cambodia’s main industries are garment and tourism. In 2006, foreign visitors has surpassed the 1.7 million mark. In 2005, oil and natural gas deposits were found beneath Cambodia’s territorial water, and once commercial extraction begins in 2009 or early 2010, the oil revenues could have a “profound” impact on the future of Cambodia’s economy.

Some great photos of Cambodia via Flickr.

Pinterest

Leave a Reply