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CAMBODIA

ABOUT COUNTRY

CAMBODIA

Cambodia is situated in the southwest of the Indochina peninsula, and it occupies a total area of 181,035 square kilometres and borders with Thailand to the west and northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.Cambodia’s terrain consists mainly of low plains, with mountains to the southwest and north.

Two dominant physical features of Cambodia are the Mekong river, which runs from north to south of the country, and the Tonlé Sap Lake which is considered as the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. 
The natural resources in the kingdom include oil and gas, timber, gemstones, iron ore, manganese, phosphates, hydro-power potential.

POPULATION

Cambodia’s population is approximately 16 million (2018) . Ninety percent of its resident is Khmer; along with other ethicities such as Cham (Khmer Muslim), Chinese, Vietnamese, Indian, Thai, Phnorng, Kuoy, Stieng, Tamil, etc. Cambodia’s population density is 78/ km2.

CLIMATE

Like most Southeast Asia countries, Cambodia’s climate is hot and warm almost all year round. The climate is dominated by the annual monsoon cycle of rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season lasts from May to October, and the dry season from November to April. December to January are the coolest months, while the hottest period is in April. The average temperature is around 27-28ºC.

ATTRACTIONS

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Angkor Wat

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Silver Pagoda

Phnom Penh

The floating village, caled Komprongpok,

Tonlé Sap

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Sihanoukville

COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS

Learn

About the resilient Khmer culture from our local staff- a history you won’t soon forget

Connect

With one of the world’s oldest living cultures in South east asia  through service projects and cross-cultural immersion in remote Cambodian villages.

Support

Ongoing community service projects that educate students while making positive contributions to local communities.

Build

The new  home alongside community members in Cambodia village

Meet

With NGOs, community leaders, teachers,  and entrepreneurs to gain deeper understandings of Cambodia and its people

Explore

the ancient temple of Angkor Wat and bustling markets in Siem Reap

Cruise

Past the Mekong river island  and  the floating village and immerse in Cambodian daily life

OUR CAMBODIA TEAM

Country Director

PANNHA EN

Graduated from National University of Management in Phnom Penh where he received his Master’s in Business Administration, Pannha serves as a director of Cambodia’s program operation. Pannha's significant inspiring work ethic has shined brightly over the past decade. He brings his passion in sustainable travel and development to drive for changes in the less privileged communities across Cambodia.

Program Leader

SOTHEA AOM

Born in a small village south of Phnom Penh, Sothea graduated from National University of Management in Phnom Penh with a degree in business administration. Prior to joining the company, he worked for an NGO that helps support children in indigent communities. His knowledge of the nonprofit world plays such a crucial role when working with our clients on development issues. Since joining Team Cambodia, he has been a tremendous asset in improving our operations.

Program Leader

YUSOS SLES

Hailing from  a small Cham village outside of Kampong Chhnang, he now resides in Phnom Penh where he graduated from Royal University of Law and Economics with a degree of Economics. Yusos is a licensed tour guide, and loves showing his country and culture with our clients. He enjoys discovering new things and traveling. While not working, you will find him at remote villages camping and fishing

Program Leader

SENGHONG YOURK

Senghong received his degree in international relations from Royal University of Law and Economics. He brings his impressive knowledge of the many issues affecting life in Cambodia today. Senghong was a part of a youth advisory council of the US Embassy, Phnom Penh, where he worked on initiating and executing projects that support youth and community’s education and environmental issues. He also shares a passion for photography, arts and sports. 

Program Leader

PENGTHAY SO

Pengthay, also known as Mr. Thay, is one of our most knowledgeable leaders. Graduated from Build Bright University with English literature degree, Pengthay is an official tour guide for Angkor Archeological Park, delights in showing clients the wonders of Angkor Wat and the region’s best-known temples. When not leading tour, Mr. Thay like spending time with his family and his three adorable kids.

Boat Captain

HUN VAT

Hun has spent his entire life on the edge of Tonle Sap River with his family. He works as a captain of our company river boat, he knows all the best backwater routes and can show you the many hidden gems along the way. Hun is also an avid fisherman, and enjoys teaching our clients the Cambodian traditional fishing tools.

First Mate

RA GNEIM

Ra was born and raised in a small floating village in Siem Reap province. A skilled fisherman, Ra is an excellent first mate on the company River Boat. Having never attended formal school, Ra learned his English through Intensive English Language course and excelled tremendously over the last four years.

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