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The Cambodia Kingdom (ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា ឬ ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា) (sometimes transliterated as Kampuchea to more closely represent the Khmer pronunciation) is a Southeast Asian nation bordered by Vietnam to the East, Laos to...

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Truly Paradise in Koh Rong Samloem

There are three most popular attractions in Cambodia: Sihanouk Ville (Koh Rong Samloem Island located), Phnom Penh capital and Siem Reap (gateway to Angkor complex).

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How to get to cambodia from Australia

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Cambodia from Australia, so if you are planning a trip into this country you will need to have a connecting flight from the...

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Bangkok, Thailand ( BKK) the travel hub of Southeast Asia. With direct flight from their home country, visitors from all over the World could get to Bangkok easily before they...

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Cambodia tour packages from Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, Thailand ( BKK) the travel hub of Southeast Asia. With direct flight from their home country, visitors from all over the World could get to Bangkok easily before they travel to neighboring countries as Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. In this article I am talking about the best way to travel Cambodia from Bangkok. You could work out the best way to travel Cambodia for yourself, either you choose the way to save money or save your time or choosing the most comfortable way to travel Cambodia. The distance from Bangkok to Siem Reap is 366 kilometers (~ 227 miles)...

How to get to cambodia from Australia

Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Cambodia from Australia, so if you are planning a trip into this country you will need to have a connecting flight from the neighbouring countries of Cambodia or elsewhere in Asia. There are three major airports in Cambodia: the Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH)for the capital, Siem Reap International Airport (REP)for the ancient city of Angkor Wat, and Sihanoukville International Airport (KOS)for the coast. There are many options for connecting flights to Phnom Penh/Siem Reap Airport such as Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), Bangkok (BKK)Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Singapore (SIN). Jetstar Asia...

How to get a visa for cambodia from UK

It is very easy to obtain it on arrival airport. Just fill in the form and you will get it in within 10 minutes, It costs you 30USD/person visa fee + 1USD/person service fee and you pay directly to officers.Travelers are also required to show your photo (3x4cm) and their valid passport.More information is provided at: https://cambodiatours.com/visa.html

Truly Paradise in Koh Rong Samloem

There are three most popular attractions in Cambodia: Sihanouk Ville (Koh Rong Samloem Island located), Phnom Penh capital and Siem Reap (gateway to Angkor complex).

Travel guideline to Cambodia from Australia

For Australians, Cambodia is known as the “Temple Country”, the birthplace of Khmer culture, an attractive destination with wild beauty, scenic landscapes for those wishing to explore ancient temples and spectacular monuments. This is a brief guideline for your perfect trip to Cambodia.

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Pchum Ben is one of the most important festivals in Cambodia and it lasts 15 days from the first day of the Khmer month (normally in the last week of September) Pheakta Bot to the 15th day before the new moon.

During 2 weeks long (called Kan Ben), people take turns bringing food to the monks of their local temples and the pagodas, and the last day - Ben Thom - is the biggest celebration when all families bring overflowing baskets of flowers, and children offer food, sticky rice cake and presents to the monks.

It is said that on the first day of Pchum Ben, the gates of hell are opened and the devil releases all the ghosts and return to the land of the living to receive food from their relatives. In the Khmer language, Pchum means “a meeting or gathering”, Ben means “a ball of something”, such as rice or meat, so Pchum Ben, also called “Brochum Ben” means the Ancestors’ Festival in English. The Pchum Ben festival was originated in the Angkorian era when people followed animism, before Brahma or Buddhism. Both Buddhism and animism reflect Khmer respect and remembrance for their ancestors.pchum ben festival cambodia 0 a243c
This is a solemn time when Cambodians all over the country go home and come together to pray for the spirits of their deceased relatives. Everyone prays to help their ancestors pass on to a better life. According to Khmer belief, people who do not follow the practices of Pchum Ben will be cursed by angry ancestors. The living relatives ease their sufferings by offering them food.

Most Khmers believe that preparing food for the Buddhist monks is an act that transfers merit to the hungry ghosts, while many believe that the food itself is transferred from the monks to their ancestors. People also make offerings of money, dresses and other items to the monks in the temples. The offerings are also shared with the poor and the disabled during Pchum Ben and the donors acquire merit to cancel out past sins.

If you travel to Cambodia in the last week of  September and looking for what to do in Cambodia or want to understand more about Cambodia’s culture.  To observe some of the Pchum Ben traditions, you can visit any of the pagodas in Phnom Penh or its surrounds. Friendly Khmer people are happy to share their traditions with visitors. Please remember to dress respectfully — shoulders and knees should be covered. Do not wear shorts or tank top and keep shoes off when visiting pagodas. There are many activities in Pchum Ben festival, for more information or you wish to take part in those activities, please contact Travel Consultant of Cambodia Tours today.
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