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  Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cambodia is the successor state of the mighty Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochinese Peninsula between the 11th and 14th centuries.
Cambodia was a protectorate of France from 1863 until the country received independence in 1953.
Cambodia has an area of about 181,040 square kilometers, sharing an 800-kilometer border with Thailand on the north and west, a 541-kilometer border with Laos on the northeast, and a 1,228-kilometer border with Vietnam on the east and southeast.
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 Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cambodia is about 181,040 square kilometers, sharing a 800-kilometer border with Thailand on north and west, a 541-kilometer border with Laos on northeast, and a 1,228- kilometer border with Vietnam on east and southeast.
Cambodia's economy slowed dramatically in 1997-1998 due to the regional economic crisis, civil violence, and political infighting.
Cambodia is ethnically homogeneous, as more than 90 percent of its population is of Khmer origin and speaks the Khmer language, the country's official language.
www.bidprobe.com /en/wikipedia/c/ca/cambodia.html   (917 words)

 Encyclopedia: Architecture of Cambodia
Banteay Chhmar is an Angkorian temple in northwest Cambodia.
Neak Pean at Angkor, Cambodia is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple at the center of Jayatataka Baray, or Pool of Jayavarman.
Categories: Architecture of Cambodia 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Architecture-of-Cambodia   (3061 words)

 Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cambodia is the traditional transliteration of the Khmer name of the country, while Kampuchea is another transliteration, more faithful to the Khmer pronunciation of the word.
The Khmer Rouge justified its actions by claiming that Cambodia was on the brink of major famine due to the American bombing campaigns, and that this required the evacuation of the cities to the countryside so that people could become self-sufficient.
Cambodia is also a major destination for sex tourism, and there is particular concern over child sex and forced prostitution [5] (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/943446.stm).
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Cambodia   (4310 words)

 Architecture of Cambodia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Architecture of Cambodia developed in a series of stages under the Khmer empire: the approximate date of a structure can be determined from the elements and styles used.
The architecture of the Angkor period used certain specific structural features and styles which (along with inscriptions) are one of the main methods used to date the temples.
The decoration of lintels passed through a series of styles which provide a useful guide for the dating of temples: protective kalas, nagas and makaras were common motifs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Architecture_of_Cambodia   (1269 words)

Main article: Economy of Cambodia Cambodia's economy slowed dramatically in 1997-1998 due to the regional economic crisis, civil violence, and political infighting.
Main article: Demographics of Cambodia Cambodia is ethnically homogeneous, as more than 90 percent of its population is Khmer.
Cambodia's Economic Development and History - A contribution to the study of Cambodia's economy.
www.nebulasearch.com /encyclopedia/article/Cambodia.html   (1158 words)

 Cambodia - Khmer Architecture
The architecture of the dignitaries' houses and the palaces was somewhat different from those of the laymen, and differed in sizes, layouts and dimensions.
For the temples dedicated to Buddhism in the later centuries, the architecture is much less prominent with some stone carving related to the stories of Lord Buddha and his teaching.
In addition to the remarkable temples, the ancient Khmer also had showed its architectural genius by building large reservoirs and dikes which were essential in agriculture as well as for the survival of the people.
www.cambodia-travel.com /khmer/architecture.htm   (736 words)

 World InfoZone - Cambodia Information - Page 1
The Kingdom of Cambodia is in Southeast Asia.
Cambodia is mainly low-lying, with flat plains; mountain ranges are the Cardamon Mountains and the Dangrek Mountains.
The traditional style of architecture of the Khmer in rural Cambodia is the stilt house built with a wooden frame and a steep thatched roof overhanging the walls.
www.worldinfozone.com /country.php?country=Cambodia   (463 words)

 Cambodia - free-definition
Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy - the role of the King is not to rule but to reign.
Cambodia is a member of the United Nations and ASEAN.
On October 14 the throne council appointed Prince Norodom Sihamoni, another of Sihanouk's 14 children, to be the new King.
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /Kh.html   (1027 words)

 MSN Encarta - Further Reading - Cambodia
Extensive history of the royal architecture of Southeast Asia.
Author of more than a dozen studies of Cambodia, Kiernan uses more than 500 interviews to document the extent of the Cambodian catastrophe.
Geography and history of Cambodia, followed by an analysis of events in the 1970s, and concluding with a discussion of contemporary society.
encarta.msn.com /readings_761570298/Cambodia.html   (423 words)

 Architecture of Cambodia -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Rather than a true ((architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it) arch, the Khmers used ((architecture) a triangular bracket of brick or stone (usually of slight extent)) corbel arches.
Mythical serpents, or (Kamarupan languages spoken in northeastern India and western Burma) nagas (often with five or seven heads), were commonly used as decorative motifs in Khmer architecture.
Each of these was in turn the state temple, and thus the religious centre of the whole empire.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/ar/architecture_of_cambodia.htm   (1354 words)

 davidmetraux.com: Cambodia
While in Cambodia I visited a former school that was turned into a killing center in the mid-1970s and is now a museum.
The effects of this systematic slaughter remain today, as Cambodia is one of the most heavily mined countries on Earth and one in every 250 people is an amputee, the highest ratio on the planet.
Architecture Asia: There is an unbelievable array of architecture in Cambodia.
www.davidmetraux.com /cambodia.html   (1502 words)

 THE ARCHITECTURE OF ANCIENT CAMBODIA, Cambodia Tourist Information and Travel Guide at InfoHub.com
The monuments from Cambodia's glorious past rival those of ancient Egypt and Mesoamerica in size and grandeur, and like their counterparts on far-off continents, the ancient Khmer suffused their imposing stone architecture with religious symbolism.
So popular was this particular architectural detail that it has survived to this day, and cobra-like nagas can be seen framing the pediments of modern temples in Cambodia as well as in neighbouring Thailand and Laos.
While the architecture of the ancient Khmer manages to inspire awe even in its ruined state, it is important to remember that when we look at the monuments today, we see only what did not perish with the centuries - stone, brick and stucco.
www.infohub.com /Destinations/Asia/Cambodia/66021.htm   (1557 words)

 Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A small nation in Southeast Asia, the Kingdom of Cambodia is known for its beautiful, lush landscape, grand temples and palaces, and for it's brutal past.
Cambodia (Countries and Cities of the World S.).
Usually Ships in 24-48 Hours Details: Princess of Cambodia Barbie Doll wears a traditional "sampot," which is a calf-length wraparound skirt like a sarong.
www.growinglifestyle.co.uk /uk/j158017   (871 words)

For outdoor (or indoor) display, this flag is made from 100% heavyweight nylon fabric specially treated to minimize sun and chemical deterioration.
Art and Architecture of Cambodia (World of Art S.).
After a series of occupations, Cambodia won it's independence in 1953 only to have power seized...
www.growinglifestyle.co.uk /uk/j61022   (871 words)

 Art & Architecture of Cambodia
Legendary tales of kings and princes, wars, conquests, and unions with gods and goddesses—all these are portrayed in the spectacular frenzies, reliefs, and stone carvings for which Cambodia had become justly renowned.
Our understanding of the Khmers, whose kingdom dates back to early in the first millennium, is drawn from written Chinese records, myths recorded in Sanskrit, and the evidence revealed by research and exploration that continues to the present day.
The profound and lasting influence of India on Khmer culture is evident in Cambodia's religious architecture, principally Hindu and Buddhist temples; each faith is reflected in work of remarkable vigor and exceptional grace and beauty.
www.wwnorton.com /thamesandhudson/woa/520375.htm   (300 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Angkor Wat: Time, Space, and Kingship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In addition to its architectural symbolism, the temple's measurements also provide a great deal of information about the third gallery reliefs, and even help identify which gods would be represented by the (now absent!) statues that were set up in various locations in the temple.
It has splendid photographs and architectural drawings and makes a convincing case that components of the temple were aligned with the sun and based on measurements and iterations of the sacred numbers of 32 and 12.
Mannikka has interesting things to say about the cult of the devarâja (usually translated as god-king), Sûryavarman II in particular (she believes that the unit of measurement for the temple was the distance between his elbow and outstretched fingertip: 43545 m.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0824817206?v=glance   (1232 words)

 Khmer Architecture Tours - Modern Architecture in Cambodia
For Cambodia, the late 1950s and 1960s was a period of dynamic cultural and political ambition, which resulted in an extensive programme of building.
The far-reaching cultural and social vision for Cambodia was reflected in the new architecture of the time; uniquely this focussed on integrating an international style with a responsiveness to local tradition, materials and climate.
Khmer Architecture Tours is an independent, not-for-profit organisation established in 2003 in Phnom Penh to promote the understanding of modern architecture in Cambodia.
www.ka-tours.org   (884 words)

 Vernacular Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Khmer vernacular architecture refers to structures, which are used for domestic or religious purpose by villagers and monks.
Cambodian vernacular structures include private houses on stilts, the Vihear, the prayer hall in the monastery, the sala, the common room, where monks eat and pray, the kuti, the monks’ residence, the salas along roads that can serve as a shelter for travellers, and structures such as the kdoueng, mills used for rice.
Survey and research are the two main components of the program and are carried out by a team of architecture and anthropology students with input from various scholars specialized in iconography, art history, and ethnology.
www.khmerstudies.org /programs/progarch.htm   (895 words)

 cambodiaclothing.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Cambodia is a beautiful place with many interesting foods, clothing styles, and architectural designs.
So, if you are visiting Cambodia don't be alarmed if you see people spitting out a jet of red liquid that looks like blood.
The houses in Cambodia are built on stilts because the rivers flood a lot.
www.ri.net /schools/East_Greenwich/Cole/cambodiaclothing.html   (675 words)

 Information on Cambodia
CAMBODIA - A Country Study a very comprehensive country study from the Library of Congress
Permanent Mission to the UN of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Cambodia hotels and travel guide a large choice of hotels in Cambodia
www.connectedglobe.com /millennium/cb.html   (362 words)

By the age of eight, Loung Ung had survived the deaths of both her parents and two sisters at the hands of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge.
Loung Ung and her brother were eventually rescued by humanitarian workers and brought to the U.S., and here she retells the harrowing story of those brutal years spent in Cambodia as a young girl.
Written in the present tense, it's an eye-opening eyewitness account of the atrocities suffered by millions of Cambodians from the perspective of a survivor.
longitudebooks.com /find/d/3361/pc/.../r/JI/mcms.html   (870 words)

 THE COLONIAL EXPERIENCE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Papers ranged from relatively straightforward treatments of individual architects (Welch) and building types (Wijayanti) through discussions of urban forms (Chapman and Raponos) to historical analysis of a significant developmental period (James) and a detailed discussion of an individual building and its social and symbolic meaning (Wong).
Three focussed on china, one on india, one on indonesia and one on cambodia.
If a common theme could be identified it was that western architecture in asia, whether it be city forms or the designs for individual buildings, inevitably bent to local requirements.
web1.arch.hawaii.edu /events/apca/EW95Colexp.htm   (615 words)

 ANGKOR WAT - The Internet Travel and Hotel Guide
The Angkoriana Hotel Siem Reap is simply the perfect location from which to enjoy the wonders of Angkor as it is located on the road to the temples.
Inspired by the early 20th century architectures, the Royal Angkor Resort Siem Reap is decorated with the traditional Khmer style and colonial style.
Well researched and based on a doctorial dissertation, this book presents insights about the architecture of the temples and their astrological significance.
www.pmgeiser.ch /cambodia/places/angkorwat.htm   (2949 words)

 BOOKS, Cambodia Tourist Information and Travel Guide at InfoHub.com
Most books about Cambodia concentrate either on Angkor or the Khmer Rouge atrocities - travelogues and fiction are virtually non-existent.
In A History of Cambodia Chandler, the acknowledged authority on Cambodian history, examines the changing fortunes of the country during the two thousand years of its existence.
The truth of contemporary Cambodian history laid bare - an informed and authoritative narrative of the complex international manoeuvres which destroyed Cambodia's chances of an early recovery.
www.infohub.com /destinations/Asia/Cambodia/66022.htm   (493 words)

This compact, illustrated volume in the "World of Art" series focuses on the breathtaking Hindu and Buddhist temples of Cambodia and the Khmer civilization.
Helen Ibbitson Jessup, curator of Sculpture of Angkor and Ancient Cambodia, includes both well-known sites like Angkor Wat and Banteay Srei and lesser-known recent discoveries in the surrounding jungle.
A striking collection of 240 photographs with accompanying essays on the architecture, history and meaning of Angkor.
www.longitudebooks.com /find/d/3362/pc/Cambodia   (401 words)

 Southeast Asia Tours - India Tours - China Tours of the ancient China Silk Road, Tour India architecture, Thailand, ...
High in the clouds of the majestic Himalaya Mountains lie the enchanting kingdoms of Bhutan and Ladakh.
These tiny landlocked states are living museums of Tibetan society with their exquisite architecture and still intact Buddhist cultures arousing visions of Shangri-la. As part of the silk route of central Asia, traders from exotic and far-flung lands have long spoken of the beauties of these lands.
And in modern Bangkok, where piercing spires of 12th century wats, or Buddhist monasteries, punctuate the neon skyline, we will see striking monuments located within the old city and travel by boat through the khlongs, or canals, that served as the transportation arteries of Thailand.
www.farhorizon.com /Southeast_Asia/Southeast-Asia-intro.htm   (770 words)

 Cambodia - Arts and Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
he most famous examples of architecture in Cambodia are the temples built near Angkor, the former capital.
Other buildings were made of bamboo and wood, which deteriorate in the moist warm climate.
he wats are famous for their size and intricate architecture.
www.cp-pc.ca /english/cambodia/arts.html   (380 words)

 v6n93-khmer.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Angkor Wat Temple is arguably the most impressive, enchanting and inspiring piece of architecture in Cambodia.
Teng was raised in the Takeo Province of Cambodia, where he was surrounded by an artistic family.
However, his last comic strip, "The Force of Justice" was censored by the government of Cambodia because it portrayed the government as traitors.
www.csulb.edu /~d49er/spring99/v6n93-khmer.html   (342 words)

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