Cambodia is popular for its beautiful and historic temples, as well as its reputation as being one of the countries with the lowest cost of living. For these reasons and more, tourists are constantly and increasingly flocking to this culturally rich gem in the heart of Southeast Asia. To know more about Cambodia, lets take a look at these 8 interesting facts.
Cambodia Facts1. Cambodia has changed its name five times since becoming an independent nation in 1953.
After being ruled by France for 90 years, Cambodia finally gained its independence in 1953 and entered the free world as the Kingdom of Cambodia. Since then, it has gone through different kinds of leadership, from a monarchy to a dark and brutal communist period to democracy. Each new government brought about a new name for the country, changing five times before it ended up with its original and current name, the Kingdom of Cambodia.