Enjoying the Cambodian Lifestyle
Every country has its story to tell and history becomes more interesting when it goes through the tests of time. 90 percent of the people living in Cambodia are the Khmer people. The rest 10 percent are the people from Vietnam, China and other minor tribes. Majority of them live in the villages and small towns in the rural ares. A smaller percentage live in the capital city. The food in Cambodia is majorly accompanied with rice or has the rice component.
Cambodia is absolutely worthy of an observation with a magnifying glass because the deeper you go, the more you know. History – Primarily Cambodia was the country of farmers and according to a folk legend, it was born from a queen and an outsider. It has been a home for the most influential kings like Sihanouk and seen the rise and the downfall of the greatest empires like Angkor.
It has also gone through the influence of Frenchs, civil wars, clashes with Vietnam and most importantly, the dark era of Khmer Rouge and yet it has managed to sow the seeds of peace. There are very few countries with such a mesmerizing density of historical events. The reason behind the poverty – The poverty of Cambodia has deep roots which will take you back to the regime of Khmer in which millions of people were killed but there is more to it. The internal clashes and long years of war have substantially damaged the economy of the country despite being so rich in terms of natural wealth of resources.
Cost of living – It is very easy to rent a single bedroom apartment for a month under two hundred dollars. The price might increase if you are in a specific area. Three bedrooms will be around a thousand dollars per month. A Taxi or a local transport fare won’t be more than 2 dollars. Average restaurant dishes come under 3 dollars, a meal will be around 15 dollars and your normal market purchases will be 15 to 20 dollars a day.
Miscellaneous utilities like electricity, water, and the internet will sum up to 100 dollars per month. You can watch a movie in a theater under 5 dollars. Good quality shoes will cost you 50 dollars and a nice pair of jeans can come up to 20 dollars. You can even join a fitness club under 50 dollars.Why visit – All in all, this is no “enjoy and forget” destination. If you want to have a lifetime experience that will leave so many questions and memories in your mind, you should definitely visit this place at least once. It is very likely that you will develop a strong emotional bond with this place after being here. Cambodia and get a variety of experience.