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4. Cambodia – Did You Know? – Angkor Wat

4. Cambodia – Did You Know? – Angkor Wat

All Cambodians are proud of Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building.It’s been the national flag for well over a century. It draws millions of visitors to Cambodia. Today’s question: “Why was Angkor Wat built?” Today, many people refer to “Angkor Wat” as the complex of about a hundred temples covering a huge area of…

3. Cambodia – Did You Know? – Independence Monument

3. Cambodia – Did You Know? – Independence Monument

Cambodians or tourists are always impressed by Independence Monument – one of the country’s most famous buildings.  Today’s question: “Who built the Independence Monument and why?” In 1953 Cambodia gained its independence from its colonial rulers, France. The move to Cambodia’s freedom was led by King Norodom Sihanouk. But in 1955 he abdicated the throne…

2. Cambodia – Did You Know? – Twisted Gun

2. Cambodia – Did You Know? – Twisted Gun

Most people who´ve visited Phnom Penh, have passed this eye-catching sculpture near the Japanese Bridge.  Today’s questions: “What does it mean and how did it get there?” Called “The Twisted Gun”, it has a clear non-violent message. The barrel is tied up in a big knot – so, obviously, the weapon couldn’t possibly be used. With…