The Kingdom of Cambodia is situated in the southwest of the Indochinese peninsular and has a rich culture that dates back 2,000 years ago. The country has a land area of 181,035 square kilometres and population of 16 million people (2017). Like in the rest of Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s climate is characterized by two main seasons: the monsoon, which brings rain from mid-May to October, and dry season from November to April. Economically, Cambodia has enjoyed strong growth rates during the past decade. Economic performance had positive statistics telling of an average GDP growth of 8.2% between 2000-2010, and 7.4% from 2011-2013. GDP per capita is US$1,215 [2016, MEF] compared to approximately US$200 in 1992. As a result, Cambodia’s economic status has now been upgraded as a low Middle Income Country.
Cambodia is a small country, but it offers everything. There are two main reasons why you should visit Cambodia: 1) it offers an incredible amount of history and culture; 2) its nature is amazing: it ranges from the gorgeous National Parks to the relaxing islands and beautiful beaches like that of Alila Villas Koh Russey Island.
These compelling reasons are backed up by the strong growth of tourism in Cambodia. In 2010 the country saw 2.5 million visitors and by 2018 that figure had increased to over 6.2 million and is still growing.