wtorek, 11 czerwca 2013

Cambodia - officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia and once known as the Khmer Empire - is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It’s bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

Did you know that:
1. The iconic ancient temple of Cambodia, the Angkor Wat was built by King Suryavarman II who reigned from 1131 to 1150 and the city of Bayonans, the Angkor Thom was built by King Jayavarman VII who ruled from 1181 to 1220. It was discovered by French explorers in the 19th century.
2. Cambodia has the highest per-capita percentage of amputees in the world. Each month there are between 300 and 700 amputations due to land-mine injuries.
3. The Cambodian flag is the only flag in the world to feature a building.
4. In Cambodia, greeting is formally done by joining both the palms together in front of each other and then bowing. This is called Sompeah and is usually initiated by the younger or lower rank of people.
5. While sitting on the floor or on a chair, it is considered to be rude to point feet, particularly the soles towards a person opposite to one. Thus, it is advisable to put them inside while conversing.
6. In Khmer language, rice and food mean the same.
7. Interestingly, in north east of Cambodia, dolphins can be found in rivers.
8. Tarantula kebabs are a popular delicacy in Cambodia.


2 komentarze:

Elma Placido pisze...

Nice collection ! I can send you more variety to add on to your collection. polkadotte at postcrossing

Souvenirmaniac pisze...

Hello :)

Some of them are from you! Thank you for them and of course I'd like to have some others postcards from Cambodia :)

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