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Fact Sheet

Geography

Cambodia lies in the tropics. It borders Thailand to the north and west, Laos to the northeast and Vietnam to the east and southeast.

The most distinctive geographical feature is the lacustrine plain, formed by the inundations of the Tonle Sap (Great Lake), measuring about 2,590 square kilometers during the dry season and expanding to about 24,605 square kilometers during the rainy season.

Climate

Cambodia's temperatures range from 21° to 35°C (69° to 95°F) and experiences tropical monsoons. The best months to visit Cambodia are November to January when temperatures and humidity are lower.

Cuisine

Cambodian food is closely related to the cuisines of Thailand and Laos, and to a lesser extent, Vietnam. Rice is the staple diet. Most Cambodian dishes are cooked in a wok known locally as a chnang khteak.

How to reach

There are direct flights to the capital of Phnom Penh from Bangkok, Hanoi, Hochiminh City, Hong Kong, Kuahlupur, Singapore and Vientiane. From Phnom Penh, one can take direct flights to Siemreap (Angkor).