What flag is Cambodia?
The Cambodian flag is three horizontal bands of blue, red, and blue, and on top is a white depiction of the temple complex, Angkor Wat, in the middle of the red band. Cambodia’s flag, called the Khmer, was officially adopted in 1993 as the national flag and ensign.
Why did the Cambodian flag change?
When Cambodia gained independence from France in 1953 a new flag similar to the previous was adopted. It featured the white Angkor Wat on a red background with a blue band on the top and bottom. In 1970 a military led coup brought a republican government and the country became the Khmer Republic.
What religion is Cambodia?
Cambodia is predominantly Buddhist with 80% of the population being Theravada Buddhist, 1% Christian and the majority of the remaining population follow Islam, atheism, or animism. Buddhist nun at Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia.
What is Cambodia best known for?
Best known as both the home of the colossal temples of Angkor Wat and for the brutal Khmer Rouge era of the 1970s and later civil war, Cambodian history encompasses both some of humanity’s greatest artistic accomplishments and most horrific deeds.