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Though abolished during the Pol Pot regime the official religion is Theravada Buddhism, which is also practiced in Laos, Thailand, Burma, and Sri Lanka. Theravada Buddhism was introduced to Cambodia in the 12th Century by King Jayavarman VII, where it replaced Hinduism. Much of this is in evidence at Angkor Wat where Buddhist statues sit atop Hindu Plinths.  

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Khmer Religion
Historical background and ancient religion of Khmer covering Hinduism and Mahayana Buddhism

Rise and Fall of Angkor Civilization
An article summarizing the reasons for the rise and fall of Khmer Civilization  (Angkor Empire). Religion played a major role.

Religious History and Birth of Buddhism in Cambodia
History on Cambodia religion and the rise of Theravada Buddhism in ancient Khmer.

Buddhism in Cambodia
Find the recent situation of Buddhism in Cambodia since late 2000. The Khmer-Buddhist Education Assistance Project (KEAP) was founded in 1988 to assist Cambodian Buddhist temple communities following the near-destruction of Buddhism in Cambodia during the 1970s

Role of Buddhism in Cambodia Life
Buddhist monks traditionally were called upon to perform a number of functions in Cambodian life. They participated in all formal village festivals, ceremonies, marriages, and...

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Package tours to Cambodia - Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh
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Lists of Notable hotels in Cambodia
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Travel Information
Learn useful information before your travel to Cambodia
Khmer Civilization
Articles on Khmer Civilization and its historical background
Cambodia Map
Find the map of this marvelous country before your visit
Siem Reap
Concise description about Siemreap, Angkor Wat and other Khmer temples
Phnom Penh
This section covers what to see in and around Phnompenh.
South Coast of Cambodia
Other interesting places: Kampot, Sihanouville, and Bokor Hill Station.
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