Cambodia, also known as Kampuchea, covers an area of 181,035 square kilometers and has a population of about 12 million. Ninety percent of the population consists of ethnic Cambodians, called Khmers, with the remaining ten percent consisting of Vietnamese, Chinese, and the semi-nomadic tribal groups scattered in the mountains of the northeast. More than ninety percent of Cambodians citizens are Buddhists.
The dominant features of the Cambodian landscape are the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap (Great Lake). The central low and flat plains cover three quarters of the country. There are three main mountainous regions: the Chuor Phnum Kravanh range to the southwest, the Chuor Phnum Dangrek range to the north and the Eastern Highlands with Phnom Aural, Cambodia's highest peak (5950 feet).
Temples still buried in the jungle, hill tribes settled in remote, mountainous areas, magnificent pagodas, unspoiled beaches, islands surrounded by crystal clear waters, and friendly people - all these things are waiting to be discovered. Cambodia is ready to stir the hearts of visitors from all over the world.