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In this menu, you will find a wide range of online resource links to external sites for educators and those interested in Cambodia. Categories may be viewed by clicking on the tabs.

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Home – The American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (AmCham Cambodia)

AmCham Cambodia supports, advocates and promotes collaborations with U.S. companies that contribute to the advancement of Cambodia. Find out more!

Cambodia and ADB

Information on ADB’s development assistance to Cambodia, economic data and analysis, the latest news and publications, and regional initiatives.

Economic Situation

Real GDP growth is estimated at 7% in 2014. It is projecting for a stable growth of real GDP at 7% in 2015.[1] Nominal GDP at current value has been steadily grown with 61,414 billion Riels in 2013 (approximately US$15.35 billion) and 67,643 billion Riels in 2014 (approximately US$16.91 billion) and is projected to be 74,444 billion Riel in 2015 (approximately US$ 18.61 billion).

Home, Ministry of Commerce, Cambodia

Welcome to the Ministry of Commerce and thank you for visiting our website. I am pleased to inform you that the ministry’s mission is to provide the public all trade-related services, diversify new markets, and continue implementing Cambodia’s trade policies for the great benefits of private sector development and Cambodian people’s interests.

US-ASEAN Business Council | Cambodia

Up-to-date news, clippings, photos and event information surrounding the US-ASEAN Business Council’s involvement with Cambodia.


The United States and Cambodia meet regularly under our 2006 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), which provides a platform for addressing bilateral issues and coordinating on regional and multilateral issues. In 2018, Cambodia GDP was an estimated $24.5 billion (current market exchange rates); real GDP was up by an estimated 7.3%; and the population was 16 million.

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The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), CIVICUS, Freedom House, and Front Line Defenders condemn yesterday’s conviction of four human rights defenders from the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC) and a National Election Committee (NEC) official, in what we see as a clear attack against their legitimate human rights work.


The ruling Cambodian People’s Party maintains power through violence, politically motivated prosecutions, repressive laws, and corruption. Prime Minister Hun Sen, in power since 1985, oversees one-party rule in the National Assembly since government-controlled courts dissolved the main opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party, detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, and banned more than 100 opposition members from politics in the lead up to sham elections in July 2018.

The Royal Embassy of Cambodia to the U.S.

​The Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Washington, D.C. various sectors that oversee business, visas, travel, tourism, resources, passports, citizenship, and other endeavors involving both Cambodia and the United States. The Embassy’s primary goal is to promote the interests of Cambodia while maintaining diplomatic relations with the United States and its citizens.

Central Intelligence Agency

Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the empire, ushering in a long period of decline.

Transparency International – Cambodia

Netflix’s new series based on the Lava Jato case, The Mechanism, was just released on their platform so we put together a list of the best 5 Netflix series that showcase the different faces of corruption. Check them out!


GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$)

UNDP in Cambodia

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP in Cambodia works in partnership with the Royal Government of Cambodia, non-government organizations, civil society organizations, community-based organizations, multilateral aid agencies, bilateral donors and private firms. The overarching aim of UNDP is to support the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Cambodia is covered by the following UNHCR office:

UNICEF Cambodia

“What would you like to know about cyberbullying?” We posed this question to young people and received thousands of responses from around the world.


Cambodia has achieved sustained economic growth over the past two decades. Despite substantial progress, socio-economic and gender inequalities persist, hampering access to a nutritious diet. Food security and nutrition face challenges caused by shocks, a rapidly changing food environment and inefficiencies in the food system.

Cambodia | U.S. Agency for International Development

Cambodia is transforming in remarkable ways. The country is at peace after decades of conflict, and a majority of Cambodians are optimistic about the future. However, important challenges remain.

U.S. Relations With Cambodia – United States Department of State

More information about Cambodia is available on the Cambodia Country Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet. U.S.-CAMBODIA RELATIONS Over the last several decades of the 20th century, the United States and Cambodia established, broke off, and reestablished relations as a result of armed conflict …

U.S. Embassy in Cambodia

The mission of the United States Embassy is to advance the interests of the United States, and to serve and protect U.S. citizens in Cambodia.


The World Bank is supporting decentralization efforts in Cambodia through the government’s Rural Investment and Local Governance Project (RILGP)


Cambodia from The World Bank: Data

WTO | Cambodia – Member information

MEMBER INFORMATION This page gathers key information on Cambodia’s participation in the WTO. Cambodia has been a member of WTO since 13 October 2004. National site (none provided) Membership of RTAs & PTAs Problems viewing this page? If so, please contact giving details of the operating system and web browser you are using.


The WHO country health profile of Cambodia provides key statistics and links to health topical databases, plus news, features and Bulletin journal articles on the health issues of the country. Updated October 2012

The Two Buddhist Towers of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay – The Two Buddhist Towers of Preah Khan of Kompong Svay

Welcome to the TBT archaeology project website! Exploring an ancient Cambodian temple with us.

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Cambodia: A Historical Overview

By David Chandler Cambodia’s history is marked with periods of peace and of great calamity. From its early cities to the introduction of Hinduism and Buddhism, the great kingdom of Angkor, colonialism, and the Khmer Rouge, this essay tries to put its current rebuilding of civil society in context of its incredible history and the challenges it faces today.

Dance in Cambodia

by Toni Shapiro-Phim Possessing the power to capture imaginations and emotions, and thus to “transport” people to other times and places, dance is sensually and socially impassioned. It is an integral component of spiritual life and rites of passage, and a popular form of entertainment for people the world over.


Stone reliefs on Cambodia’s temples from as far back as the 10th century depict scenes from the epic narrative of Indian origin, the Ramayana. Statues of the poem’s heroes were worshipped in temple sanctuaries.

The Cambodian Diaspora

During the Khmer Rouge reign in Cambodia, many know that one million people died after great suffering. An estimated one million others fled Cambodia, with over 100,000 settling in the United States. This essay starts to explore the difficulties faced by Cambodian refugees in the United States and how communities were established over time.

The Legacy of Angkor

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The Bophana Center’s archives are both our pillar and our purpose. Our core mission is to give new life to any Cambodian-related film or audiovisual heritage by collecting and preserving movies, photographs and any sound records from Cambodia or from abroad. Archives Production is the second pillar of the Bophana Center.

Site 2

Although the refugee camp known as Site 2 no longer exists, it held as many as 180,000 people in a four-mile area on the border of Thailand and Cambodia during the 1980s. This historic documentary follows the life of one Cambodia family in Site II.

Cambodia International Film Festival – Cambodia International Film Festival

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Overview – Cambodia

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CAMBOFEST: Cambodia’s First International Film Festival

CAMBOFEST, Cambodia’s first internationally recognized movie festival event since the end of the Khmer Rouge regime, was established in 2007/2550 and is organized by a diverse staff of volunteers.

Cambodia: Introduction

Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia that borders the Gulf of Thailand. Neighboring countries include Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The geography of Cambodia is mountainous in the southwest and north and is dominated by the Mekong River and Tonle Sap Lake.

Genocide Studies Program

Founded in January 1998 to expand the work begun in 1994 by Yale University’s conducts research, seminars and conferences on comparative, interdisciplinary, and policy issues relating to the phenomenon of genocide, and has provided training to researchers from afflicted regions, including Cambodia, Rwanda, and East Timor.

Angkor What? Angkor Wat!

Beginning in the 9th century the Khmer empire, which was based in what is today northwestern Cambodia, began to gather power and territory in mainland Southeast Asia. It would grow to be one of the largest empires in Southeast Asian history. In this lesson, students will learn about Angkor Wat and its place in Cambodian, and Southeast Asian, history.

Cambodia Lesson Plans & Worksheets | Lesson Planet

Cambodia lesson plans and worksheets from thousands of teacher-reviewed resources to help you inspire students learning.

LibGuides: Cambodia Lesson Plans: Overview

Skip to main content Temple at Angkor Long an immigrant city, Lowell, Massachusetts, is well known as the home of one of the largest Cambodian populations in the United States. Thanks to a grant from the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation, ten K-12 Lowell teachers in partnership with Primary Source created more than twenty interdisciplinary lessons on Cambodia to better engage their students and generate understanding of their histories and cultures.

Fonts | Khmer Fonts | Cambodian Fonts | Khmer Unicode

As computer and internet industry gain influence and market in Cambodia, several types of Khmer fonts have been developed as well, such as Khek font, Limon font, Zero-Space font, and many others just to name a few. Most of them were not developed by using Unicode or meet the guideline of the Unicode Standards.


× By continuing to use this site you consent to the use of cookies. Find out more. Cambodia is rebuilding its educational system from the ground up after years of upheaval. To aid in this effort, Room to Read Cambodia has led in the field of literacy and girls’ education and works as one of the national government’s primary partners improving Cambodia’s quality of education.

Education and Child Protection | Cambodia | U.S. Agency for International Development

Cambodia has made significant improvements in education over the last several years. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS) is close to achieving universal access to primary education; the country achieved a 97.7 percent primary net enrollment rate in 2016.

List of universities in Cambodia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of universities in Cambodia . This is the list of universities in Cambodia according to the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport. The Cambodian formal education system ceased to exist and many educated people fled the country or died during the Khmer Rouge era (1975-1979).

[Cultural Heritage Talk Series 2016] Imagining Angkor: Politics, Myths, and Archaeology

Cultural Heritage Talk Series 2016 Imagining Angkor: Politics, Myths, and Archaeology 想像吳哥:政治、神話與考古 Speaker: Prof. Miriam Stark Date: 14/10/2016 (Fri) Time: …

Premodern Khmers and their Mekong: Ecology and Agency in Archaeological Perspective

The Mekong River is Southeast Asia’s longest drainage system, originating in China’s Qinghai Province near the Tibetan border and wending its way southward t…

Cambodia profile

Heir to the ancient Khmer Empire, modern-day Cambodia is benefiting from two decades of relative stability, having endured civil war and the murderous rule of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s. Painful memories still endure of the radical communist Khmer Rouge’s time in power under the leadership of Pol Pot between 1975 and 1978, when two million people died in the regime’s brutal pursuit of a rural utopia.

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The Economist Intelligence Unit

Access the latest politics analysis and economic growth summary through 2011 for Cambodia from The Economist Intelligence Unit

Khmer Live TV Online

Free khmer live TV online. Come watch cambodian live television for free, listen to cambodian music and watch movies in khmer.


News about Cambodia, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times.

Phnom Penh Post | The Phnom Penh Post is the oldest and most comprehensive independent newspaper covering Cambodia.

The Phnom Penh Post news. Cambodia’s only international award winning newspaper.


A selection of news from and about Cambodia. Most of these articles were aired in Khmer and can be found, in their original language, on the Khmer Web site, in written and audio format. For maps, slideshows, and videos, please visit the multimedia section of the Khmer Web site.


ទាំង​អស់ វប្បធម៌-ទេសចរណ៍ បទសម្ភាសន៍ សេដ្ឋកិច្ច សន្តិសុខ ក្នុងប្រទេស សង្គម សុខាភិបាល – អប់រំ នយោបាយ

Cambodia : Ruling party eliminates critical media | Reporters without borders

SEE THE #MomProject ABOUT CAMBODIANS MEDIA INDEPENDENCE Worried by the prospect of losing the July 2018 general elections after more than 30 years in power, Prime Minister Hun Sen launched a pre-emptive war against the media in which around 30 radio stations were silenced and Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper that had helped to nurture Cambodia’s fragile democracy, was forced to close.

Sabay News

Sabay News proudly is the most visited and popular Khmer website, with more than 20 million page views and almost 2 millions unique visitors per month!

Home – The Cambodia Daily Khmer

កំហឹងនឹងការរំលាយបក្សប្រឆាំងដ៏មានប្រជាប្រិយភាពដែលជាបក្សប្រឆាំងធំទីពីរនៅក្នុងរដ្ឋសភានៃរាជាណាចក្រថៃ បានទាញអោយ ក្រុមនិស្សិត គាំទ្រគណបក្សអនាគតថ្មីនេះចាប់ផ្ដើម ប្រមូលផ្ដុំគ្នា កាល …

VOA Khmer News, Radio, TV

News, in depth reporting, expert analysis about the latest news in Cambodia, the United States and around the world.


Grant Period 10 Months All grantees are required to begin their grants in early September 2020 in order to attend the in-country orientation program. English Teaching Assistants will be placed at their host institutions from October 2020 through July 2021. Grants begin in September with a 2-week mandatory orientation session in Phnom Penh.


Volunteers in Cambodia work with their communities on projects in education. During their service in Cambodia, Volunteers learn to speak Khmer.


Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute 2018 Program Dates: June 18 to August 10, 2018 SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. It has been held since 1983 and hosted by UW-Madison in 1994-1995 and then since 2000. Instruction is offered for academic credit in eight languages at the…

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Advanced Study of Khmer

ADVANCED STUDY OF KHMER (ASK) INTENSIVE EIGHT WEEKS SUMMER ABROAD PROGRAM IN PHNOM PENH AND SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA Program highlights * 4-week homestay in Siem Reap * Research on social-cultural, political or economic issues * Fieldworks on ecotourism-heritage preservation at Angkor site in Siem Reap * Culinary Khmer food, arts and dances Program date: June 22 – August 14, 2020 Application deadline: February 28, 2020 The Summer Abroad Program: Khmer Language and Culture, is an intensive eight-week training in Khmer language-culture held in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Self-Designed Study Abroad

STUDY VIRTUALLY ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! IT’S YOUR CHOICE! Definition and Appropriateness of an Independent, Self-designed Study Abroad Program The “self-designed” study abroad option is available to University of Hawai’i at Mānoa students who would like to study abroad, but cannot participate in an existing traditional study abroad programs due to extenuating academic circumstances.

UH Summer Abroad Program

The Summer Abroad Program: Khmer Language and Culture, is an intensive eight-week training in Khmer language-culture held in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The program is administered by Khmer Language Program at the University of Hawai’i, and in collaboration with the Center for Khmer Studies, Royal University of Phnom-Penh, Cambodia.

Vacancies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia | UNjobs

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Cambodia – Traveler view | Travelers’ Health | CDC

CambodiaTraveler View Hide Be aware of current health issues in Cambodia. Learn how to protect yourself. Watch Level 1, Practice Usual Precautions Global Measles Outbreak Notice Measles is in many countries and outbreaks of the disease are occurring around the world. Before you travel internationally, regardless of where you are going, make sure you are protected fully against measles.

Khmer Culture

The official Cambodian language, known in English as Khmer, belongs to the Eastern Mon-Khmer group of the Mon-Khmer language family. Employing a script which (like Thai and Burmese) is believed to have evolved from southern Indian Brahmi, Khmer is one of the few non-tonal languages in South East Asia.

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Official Tourism Site- Ministry of Tourism Cambodia – Kingdom of Wonder

Cambodia may be a small country, but it offers everything one needs for a wonderful vacation. Above the many reasons why most visitors return to visit time and again, are two that many people find it difficult to match elsewhere.

Cambodia Travel Guide | National Geographic

National Geographic’s latest travel stories about Cambodia

The Official Site for Tourism of Cambodia

Agency offering information about Cambodia Tourism, Visa, Culture, Attractions, Travel Guides, Trip Planner, Hotels, Flights, Cars, Tours, Bus and Boat Tickets, News and Gallery.

Cambodia 2020: Best of Cambodia Tourism – Tripadvisor

Cambodia Tourism: Tripadvisor has 1,254,340 reviews of Cambodia Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Cambodia resource.

Cambodia Travel Advisory

Exercise normal precautions in Cambodia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Exercise increased caution in: Phnom Penh due to crime. Very remote areas of Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, Pailin, and Kampong Thom provinces due to land mines. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page.