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ANCIENT CAMODIA

 The first humans in Cambodia were STONE AGE HUNTERS and


GATHERERS
 The first civilization in the area arose about 150 AD in the
MEKONG RIVER DELTA in South Vietnam. This civilization was
known to the Chinese who called it FU-NAN.

7TH CENTURY
 While Fu-nan was trading with the Chinese Cambodian society grew more
sophisticated. Settlements grew larger. So did kingdoms.
9TH CENTURY
 At first Cambodia was divided into rival states. However at the
beginning of the 9th century a king named JAYAVARMAN II
founded the KHMER EMPIRE in Cambodia.
THE KHMER EMPIRE IN CAMBODIA
OFFICIAL NAME OF CAMBODIA: KINGDOM
OF CAMBODIA
 The English "Cambodia" is an anglicisation of
the French "Cambodge", which in turn is the
French transliteration of the Khmer
CAPITAL: PHNOM PENH
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: CONSTITUTIONAL
MONARCHY
Monarch- is head of state
Prime Minister -is the head of government.
CURRENCY:
CAMBODIAN RIEL
RELIGION
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE: KHMER
Cambodia has a single official
language which is Khmer. It is spoken
by nearly 90% of the country's
population.
Chab Kon Kleng
Most of Cambodia's
traditional games can be
played anywhere and with just
about anything. For
example, Chab Kon Kleng is a
game of chase, a type of tag
game. One player is chosen to
be the hen, and one player
becomes the crow. The rest of
the players are the chicks. The
objective of the game is for
the crow to catch as many
chicks as possible while the
hen tries to protect them.
KLAH KLOK

Klah Klok is a traditional betting game. Three dice are used that have
pictures on each side instead of numbers. The players bet on which
pictures they believe will be rolled and place their wagers on a game
board. Then the dice are rolled into a bowl. The players win if a picture
they wagered on appears. If more than one of their pictures are rolled,
then their winnings multiply.
Bay Khom

the game pieces are small beads, but players can also use
pebbles or seeds as long there is a total of 42 pieces. It is a
type of mancala game
FISH AMOK

Fish amok is held in esteem as Cambodia’s signature dish, and


the creamy curry can be found in abundance on menus in
tourist hubs. Diced fillets of freshwater fish are smothered in
coconut milk, eggs, fish sauce and palm sugar.
Khmer red curry

This delicious dish is usually


served at special occasions
in Cambodia such as weddings,
family gatherings and religious
holidays like Pchum Ben, or
Ancestor's Day, where
Cambodians make the dish to
share with monks in honor of the
departed. Less spicy than the
curries of neighboring
Thailand,Khmer red curry is
similarly coconut-milk-based but
without the overpowering chili.
Lap Khmer

Moving onto the more unusual favoured snacks, balut is not for the
squeamish. Devoured by locals, it is the fertilised embryo of a duck
and is eaten whole, usually from the shell. The popular snack is
believed to be nutritious and rich in protein.
Nom banh chok: Khmer noodles

Nom banh chok is a beloved


cambodian dish, so much so that
in English it's called simply "Khmer
noodles."
Nom banh chok is a typical
breakfast food, and you'll find
it sold in the mornings by women
carrying it on baskets hanging
from a pole balanced on their
shoulders.
KDAM CHAA

Fried crab is a
specialty of the
Cambodian seaside
town of Kep. Its lively
crab market is known
for fried crab
prepared with green,
locally grown Kampot
pepper.
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