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The mighty Mekong crosses Cambodia from north to south, met by the Tonle Sap near Phnom Penh, irrigating and fertilising the vast central plain. The bulk of the population lives around these precious freshwater reserves, some Cambodians in remarkable floating villages, where they have adopted a way of life attuned to the lake and its rising and falling water levels. Cambodia is a land of water, of the pre-Angkorian kingdom, "Water Chenla", which, along with "Land Chenla", was the origin of the brilliant Khmer civilisation that flourished from the 9C to the 13C.
The Angkor temples remain the finest manifestation of the empire''s grandeur. The majesty of this architecture, along with the many shrines scattered about the country, today reveal the profound faith of Cambodians throughout the ages. Secular architecture is equally remarkable: Kompong Luong''s floating houses, colonial vestiges in the French district, which escaped the radical and bloody Khmer Rouge regime.
The country is still reeling from this tragic chapter in its history. It has nonetheless opened up to foreign investment and is attracting more and more visitors eager to experience all its multi-facetted nature has to offer. The coast is fringed with superb beaches. The often-threatened virgin forest, impenetrable in places, is littered with lakes and waterfalls; it is home to tigers, bears, leopards, gibbons and hundreds of species of birds... a natural wealth that encourages initiatives to nurture its burgeoning ecotourism. Michelin's recommendations