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  • Home - Closer Lives | Travel Blog, Store, Poetry & More!

    Introduction Travel Blog Socials YouTube Affiliate Offers Subscribe Emporium Poetry & Life Discover your next travel destination, plan the perfect trip, find inspirational gifts or immerse yourself in our poetry and prose! At Closer Lives, we are passionate about living life to the fullest. Through our online store and travel blog we aim to bring you closer to the world around you. We believe that life should be lived with a sense of adventure; we are passionate about inspiring people to explore the world, discover new cultures and get out of their comfort zone. ​ We also share on YouTube and Instagram for inspiring visuals alongside thought-provoking poetry, another big passion of ours. Be it planning a trip, hunting for a cool gift, or simply just looking for inspiration, we believe Closer Lives will have something for you! Welcome to our travel experience & guide blog, where we share our experiences from our full-time travels around the world. We have already explored 40 countries and our vision is to reach 100! We want to help you plan your vacation, or long term travel plans, and see the best destinations. Or simply just enjoy the journey with us! We include facts, things to do, food & cuisine and even accommodation recommendations. Our goal is to make Jenn & Leon Travel Blog a one-stop place for all you need to know about where you want to go! Jenn & Leon Travel Blog Destinations Malaysia Why Ramly Burger is a Malaysian icon, and the best burger we have ever had! We look at the history of Ramly Burger, its phenomenal rise to becoming the pride of Malaysia, and the top places to get your hands on one! 1,967 Philippines Venice Grand Canal Mall, a taste of Italy in the Philippines! Experience the beauty and charm of Italy's Venice right here in Manila! A canal, iconic landmarks, and a variety of stores and restaurants! 5,101 Thailand Burning Season in Chiang Mai: All you need to know Many people are unaware of Smoky season here in Thailand. We were too! We look at why this happens and how you can protect yourself from it. 7,631 Social Media My Instagram Account was disabled: Here is how I got it back and how you can too! Has your account been disabled? This guide will tell you why, the do's & don'ts, contacting Meta, and how I recovered my account. 29,547 Get Your Guides Find us on social media Join Jenn & Leon Travel on YouTube We love getting to know communities and locals around the world through travel and tourism. Join us as we explore culture, cuisine, accommodation, landmarks and attractions with both budget and bougie options on YouTube! We are 2 writers, bloggers and photographers who first connected on Instagram through our poetry. We met for the first time in Australia for a Royal Caribbean cruise, going on to visit 14 countries in 2019. After spending 2020 in Canada we left it all behind in April 2021, selling up and heading for Mexico. Our YouTube channel launched in August 2021! As entrepreneurs and full-time slow travellers our goal is to see as much of this beautiful planet as we can! We love getting to know communities and locals around the world and through our channel we want to help and support them by sharing their culture with our viewers. By subscribing to our channel you will get notified of our latest videos as and when they land, so you will never miss out. With new videos every week, we are super excited to share our adventures from traveling in Asia throughout the entirety of 2023. Join over 13k on YouTube Save, Earn & Explore! Find amazing, specially curated offers for travel (Klook, Trusted Housesitters, Expedia, 12go), teaching online (Cambly), shopping (Amazon), drop-shipping (Printify) and even banking (Koho, Wise). Save, earn and explore with us here at Closer Lives! And don't forget to check back regularly for new offers and opportunities! GET YOUR OFFERS Get our latest posts straight to your inbox. No spam, opt out anytime We plan to see, learn, love and share as much of the world with others as possible. That is why we created Closer Lives, to create a community for like-minded individuals and to help bring the world a little closer together through poetry, history, storytelling, healing, art, purpose and community. If you'd like to join us please subscribe; our social part is still being developed but currently you are able to post, share and interact. You will also be notified of our latest blog posts, videos and receive our monthly Newsletter! We'd love to have you here with us! PLUS receive a welcome bonus of 20% off ANYTHING on our site! Drop your email here Closer Lives Emporium We launched our store in 2021 and have since grown our range to over 300 products across 16 categories. Our travel gear includes designer suitcases, back packs and matching swimwear and stylish weekender bags! We also have a fantastic range of inspirational tees, stylish hoodies, stationary, homeware, phone cases and more - all exclusively designed by us. Plus we can deliver worldwide! SEE OUR FULL RANGE Poetry & Lifestyle We are both published authors and poets and as you may have already seen, met on Instagram via a live poetry reading! We are passionate about our words and our community and have worked on numerous projects including building a large Instagram community poetry page, which has manifested into the Closer Lives website you see here today! ​ We write about a range of topics but predominantly focus on love, heartbreak, spirituality, positivity and general life. Our aim is to inspire all of our readers and continue to share the power of the written word. Poetry & Prose

  • Closer Lives | Destinations | Asia

    Introduction Photo Gallery Traveling in Asia Discover Interesting Facts Latest Posts YouTube Our Story About Closer Lives All about Asia: A comprehensive guide Our first ever visit to the Asian continent began in December 2022 with a week in Japan, before going to Thailand for Christmas. We did not expect to spend a year in Asia, but we loved our experience so much that we ended up visiting 12 countries throughout 2023! We used Chiang Mai as a base to explore most of the south-east, the likes of Cambodia, Vietnam and Indonesia, before spending the later part of the year checking out the more central and northern areas, with Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and even China making our list. It was perhaps quite apt that we finished the year back in Japan, before we heading back home for Christmas. It was an epic year, which also included several stays in one of our favorite countries, the Philippines, and even 3 weeks in India! Check out our blogs and vlogs for all of our travel tips and recommendations, with plenty of fun, facts and epic destinations to be found! We hope this can be your one-stop shop to plan your adventure in remarkable Asia! Countries visited (13) Jump to where you want to go Discover Interesting Facts Latest Posts YouTube Share this guide Facebook X (Twitter) WhatsApp LinkedIn Pinterest Copy link Tap any photo for more information Traveling in Asia: Our highlights from 12 countries in 12 months Join us as we recount our whirlwind journey that spanned 12 countries in 12 months, chronicling the highs and lows, the unexpected delights, and the occasional challenges of traversing the vast and varied tapestry of Asia. Check it out Discover Go straight to your country guide of choice Country Guides Check out our comprehensive Country Guides with all you need to know before you go, including our latest posts, must-see places, interesting facts, and key information about health & safety, transport, local customs, cuisine, connectivity, visa information, useful links and much more! Learn More Interesting Facts Here are 17 interesting fact s about Asia. Some may just surprise you! ​ 1. Temples: There are over 1600 temples alone in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto was actually the capital of Japan for over a thousand years before being moved to Tokyo. ​ 2. Largest Continent: Asia is the largest continent in the world, covering about 30% of the Earth's land area and hosting around 60% of the world's population. ​ 3. Diverse Cultures: Asia is incredibly diverse, home to thousands of different ethnic groups and languages. It has a rich tapestry of cultures, traditions, and religions, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Confucianism, among others. ​ 4. Mount Everest: The world's highest peak, Mount Everest, is located in Asia. It stands at a staggering height of 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) and is part of the Himalayan mountain range. ​ 5. Longest River: Asia is home to the longest river in both the world and Asia itself—the Yangtze River in China. It stretches about 6,300 kilometers (3,915 miles) and plays a vital role in the country's history, culture, and economy. ​ 6. Megacities: Some of the world's most populous cities are found in Asia, including Tokyo (Japan), Delhi (India), Shanghai (China), Mumbai (India), and Jakarta (Indonesia). These megacities are centres of commerce, innovation, and vibrant cultural scenes. ​ 7. Great Wall of China: One of the most famous man-made structures on the planet, the Great Wall of China, is located in Asia. Stretching over 21,196 kilometres (13,171 miles), it is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of China's ancient civilization. ​ 8. Biodiversity Hotspot: Asia is known for its remarkable biodiversity. It is home to various iconic species like the Bengal tiger, Asian elephant, giant panda, Komodo dragon, and orangutan. The continent has diverse ecosystems, from tropical rainforests to vast deserts. ​ 9. Technological Innovation: Asian countries, particularly Japan, South Korea, and China, have been at the forefront of the world's technology evolution. They have made significant contributions to fields such as electronics, robotics, automotive manufacturing, and information technology. ​ 10. Ancient Civilizations: Asia has been a cradle of ancient civilizations, including the Indus Valley Civilization (Pakistan and northwest India), Mesopotamia (Iraq and Syria), the Persian Empire (Iran), and the Qin Dynasty (China). These civilizations have left a lasting impact on human history. ​ 11. Culinary Delights: Asian cuisine is renowned worldwide for its diverse flavors, cooking techniques, and unique dishes. From Chinese, Indian, and Thai cuisine to sushi and ramen in Japan, Asian culinary traditions offer a delightful and flavorful journey for food enthusiasts. ​ 12. Chopsticks: China produces an incredible 45 billion pairs of chopsticks every year. ​ 13. Volcanoes: There are more than 150 volcanoes in Indonesia. Not all are active, fortunately! Indonesia is also the world's fourth most populated country. ​ 14. Flowers: The world's largest flower, the Rafflesia, is located in Malaysia and Thailand. ​ 15. Languages: Over 2300 languages are spoken in Asia, which is also home to 4.6 billion people, over half of the world's population. ​ 16. Mountains: The top 100 highest mountains in the world are all located in Asia. ​ 17. Life expectancy: People in Japan, Hong Kong and Macau have the highest life expectancies in the world. Latest Posts Jenn & Leon Travel Inside Ramesses IX's Tomb KV6: The Man Who Wasn't Born to be Pharaoh Delve into the intriguing highlights of the tomb of Ramesses IX, his legacy and history. Plus fun facts, ticket info and opening times. Jenn & Leon Travel Thailand extends visa-free stays for tourists to 60 DAYS as part of major reforms Thailand revamps visas for tourists, remote workers & retirees in a raft of changes aimed at turbo-charging its tourism industry. Jenn & Leon Travel The Future of Travel: Why Simbye eSIM is the Solution Boundless connectivity, cost efficiency, and simplicity with Simbye eSIM! Say goodbye to roaming or swapping sims. Get started with 10% off! Jenn & Leon Travel Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2024: An Iconic World Renowned Event Experience the ultimate culinary extravaganza at the iconic Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival 2024. All you need to know about this epic event! Jenn & Leon Travel Vietnam's Cultural Spectacle: A Journey Through Hoi An Memories A must-see in Hoi An, the fairytale world of Hoi An Memories Land offers incredible cultural shows, stories, history and memories to cherish Jenn & Leon Travel Exploring Intramuros: Dark Tourism or an Essential Manila Experience? Explore the haunting history and resilience of Intramuros Manila. Uncover must-see places, entrance fees, and essential visitor information. 1 2 3 4 5 Even more on YouTube Jenn & Leon Travel Play Video Play Video 19:54 We rode on the Shinkansen, Japan’s Fastest Bullet Train and many more! We ride Japan's Shinkansen bullet train! It is Japan's fastest train and home to the world's FIRST EVER bullet train. We travel on the Nozomi twice and we also explore some of the other incredible trains. We ride the metro through Tokyo, pick up our JR train tickets at the Tokyo station, buy an ekiben (train bento box) to enjoy during the trip, and enjoy the many scenic rides across Japan. We also travel on the Kyoto to Osaka line (Kansai Airport) on the Naruta Hello Kitty train! We also explore the Osaka old trains! This video is a must for train lovers! BOOK YOUR JAPAN TRAIN TICKETS: https://booking.closerlives.com/en/train/tokyo/kyoto https://booking.closerlives.com/en/train/osaka/tokyo https://booking.closerlives.com/en/train/kyoto/kansai-airport Chapters 00:00 Japan Trains Intro 01:20 Tokyo Subway 02:10 Tokyo Train Station 03:00 Shinkansen Nozomi Train Tokyo to Kyoto 05:35 Japan's 7-11 07:35 Kyoto Station Haruka Hello Kitty Train 13:00 Osaka Airport JR Rail and Airport Train 16:15 Traditional old Osaka Subway 17:08 Osaka to Tokyo Shinkansen Bullet Train 👩🏻‍💻READ OUR TRAVEL BLOG and FIND OUR PHOTOGRAPHY! ✍🏻 BLOG & WEBSITE https://www.closerlives.com/jenn-and-leon-travel-blog 💼Business inquiries 📧 EMAIL contactus@closerlives.com 📧 JENN abroadperspective@closerlives.com INSTAGRAM @jennandleontravel https://www.instagram.com/jennandleontravel/ 💁🏻‍♀️JENN https://www.instagram.com/_a_broad_perspective 🙋🏻‍♂️LEON https://www.instagram.com/leon.gregori213/?hl=en FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/JennandLeonTravel *KOHO ONLINE BANKING* open a Canadian account as a new user using our code: LBJDEPD4 https://www.koho.ca/referral/ Once you spend $20 in the first 30 days, you’ll get the $20 cash back OR 3 of the extra plan for a value of $27 *EXPEDIA* book your first trip/hotel/car rental/flight as a NEW USER with a min. spend $230 and receive $30 off sign up through link: https://www.expedia.ca/refer?refcode=JenniferJNfW4 *AMAZON* our Travel Must Have’s on Our Storefront https://amzn.to/3PJajs5 *EPEDEMIC SOUND* The music we use for our vlogs. Get 7 days free trail here: https://share.epidemicsound.com/al0ue2 *CAMBLY* Earn extra money tutoring anywhere in the world as a native English speaker online to make your travel dreams a reality through English tutoring teach 10/hrs and receive a $30 bonus through our link: https://www.cambly.com/invite/F6QAQ4SK?st=040924&sc=4 📸 *TRUSTED HOUSESITTERS* Explore the World and stay for free while house sitting or pet sitting with this incredible platform that we have used ourselves! Sign up with our link and receive 25% off your annual membership and we get a month membership free too! Win, win! https://www.trustedhousesitters.com/refer/RAF778513/?utm_source=copy-link&utm_medium=refer-a-friend&utm_campaign=refer-a-friend *PRINTIFY* Start your drop-shipping business today with the no.1 print-on-demand service https://try.printify.com/closerlives *Disclaimers* We only recommend products we would use ourselves and all opinions expressed here are our own. This video may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, we may earn a small commission. *filmed December 2022 and December 2023 #japantravel #bullettrain #shinkansen #japan Play Video Play Video 00:40 It’s called a grombre #hair #curlyhair #naturalbeauty I've been growing out my natural hair for 14 months. I ditched the hair dye and let my hair hair grow in. At first I thought it would be all white but it's growing in like natural highlights with many different shades! It is called a Grombre for a grey ombre! #naturalhair #greyombre #grombre #greyhairgrowout Play Video Play Video 44:16 They told us NOT to go to China. We did anyway. Do we regret it? China. Was it worth the risk? Do we regret visiting China? Was it a mistake? Why is everyone visiting CHINA? Find out our answers to these and many more questions. Would you visit China? 👩🏻‍💻READ OUR TRAVEL BLOG and FIND OUR PHOTOGRAPHY! ✍🏻 BLOG & WEBSITE https://www.closerlives.com/jenn-and-leon-travel-blog 💼Business inquiries 📧 EMAIL contactus@closerlives.com 📧 JENN abroadperspective@closerlives.com INSTAGRAM @jennandleontravel https://www.instagram.com/jennandleontravel/ 💁🏻‍♀️JENN https://www.instagram.com/_a_broad_perspective 🙋🏻‍♂️LEON https://www.instagram.com/leon.gregori213/?hl=en FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/JennandLeonTravel *KOHO ONLINE BANKING* open a Canadian account as a new user using our code: LBJDEPD4 https://www.koho.ca/referral/ Once you spend $20 in the first 30 days, you’ll get the $20 cash back OR 3 of the extra plan for a value of $27 *EXPEDIA* book your first trip/hotel/car rental/flight as a NEW USER with a min. spend $230 and receive $30 off sign up through link: https://www.expedia.ca/refer?refcode=JenniferJNfW4 *AMAZON* our Travel Must Have’s on Our Storefront https://amzn.to/3PJajs5 *EPEDEMIC SOUND* The music we use for our vlogs. Get 7 days free trail here: https://share.epidemicsound.com/al0ue2 *CAMBLY* Earn extra money tutoring anywhere in the world as a native English speaker online to make your travel dreams a reality through English tutoring teach 10/hrs and receive a $30 bonus through our link: https://www.cambly.com/invite/F6QAQ4SK?st=040924&sc=4 #china #chinatravel #explorechina Play Video Play Video 04:14 Our First Chinese Sichuan Hot pot! 🔥 Was it HOT or NOT? Our very first Sichuan Chinese Hot Pot. This restaurant had EVERY possible ingredient to add! Is it the fanciest hotpot you've ever seen? Chinese hot pot has taken the world by storm. Have you tried a Chinese hotpot? If not, would you after seeing this video? 👩🏻‍💻READ OUR TRAVEL BLOG and FIND OUR PHOTOGRAPHY! ✍🏻 BLOG & WEBSITE https://www.closerlives.com/jenn-and-leon-travel-blog 💼Business inquiries 📧 EMAIL contactus@closerlives.com 📧 JENN abroadperspective@closerlives.com INSTAGRAM @jennandleontravel https://www.instagram.com/jennandleontravel/ 💁🏻‍♀️JENN https://www.instagram.com/_a_broad_perspective 🙋🏻‍♂️LEON https://www.instagram.com/leon.gregori213/?hl=en FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/JennandLeonTravel *KOHO ONLINE BANKING* open a Canadian account as a new user using our code: LBJDEPD4 https://www.koho.ca/referral/ Once you spend $20 in the first 30 days, you’ll get the $20 cash back OR 3 of the extra plan for a value of $27 *EXPEDIA* book your first trip/hotel/car rental/flight as a NEW USER with a min. spend $230 and receive $30 off sign up through link: https://www.expedia.ca/refer?refcode=JenniferJNfW4 *AMAZON* our Travel Must Have’s on Our Storefront https://amzn.to/3PJajs5 *EPEDEMIC SOUND* The music we use for our vlogs. Get 7 days free trail here: https://share.epidemicsound.com/al0ue2 *CAMBLY* Earn extra money tutoring anywhere in the world as a native English speaker online to make your travel dreams a reality through English tutoring teach 10/hrs and receive a $30 bonus through our link: https://www.cambly.com/invite/F6QAQ4SK?st=040924&sc=4 📸 Play Video Play Video 30:35 We ARE ACTUALLY IN CHINA! 🇨🇳... Our first day in SHANGHAI Our first time in Shanghai, China! So many people warned us not to visit China due to one reason or another. We decided to go and see for ourselves and we couldn't believe our eyes! We were anxious and nervous to arrive to Shanghai, China on a 144-HR visa free transit because we heard that if we have stamps from certain countries, we may get rejected and denied entry. Despite traveling to so many countries prior we decided to go and try anyway to celebrate Jenn’s birthday in one of our BUCKET LIST destinations.and we are SO GLAD we did! 👩🏻‍💻READ OUR TRAVEL BLOG and FIND OUR PHOTOGRAPHY! ✍🏻 BLOG & WEBSITE https://www.closerlives.com/jenn-and-leon-travel-blog 💼Business inquiries 📧 EMAIL contactus@closerlives.com 📧 JENN abroadperspective@closerlives.com INSTAGRAM @jennandleontravel https://www.instagram.com/jennandleontravel/ 💁🏻‍♀️JENN https://www.instagram.com/_a_broad_perspective 🙋🏻‍♂️LEON https://www.instagram.com/leon.gregori213/?hl=en FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/JennandLeonTravel *KOHO ONLINE BANKING* open a Canadian account as a new user using our code: LBJDEPD4 https://www.koho.ca/referral/ Once you spend $20 in the first 30 days, you’ll get the $20 cash back OR 3 of the extra plan for a value of $27 *EXPEDIA* book your first trip/hotel/car rental/flight as a NEW USER with a min. spend $230 and receive $30 off sign up through link: https://www.expedia.ca/refer?refcode=JenniferJNfW4 *AMAZON* our Travel Must Have’s on Our Storefront https://amzn.to/3PJajs5 *EPIDEMIC SOUND* The music we use for our vlogs. Get 7 days free trial here: https://share.epidemicsound.com/al0ue2 *CAMBLY* Earn extra money tutoring anywhere in the world as a native English speaker online to make your travel dreams a reality through English tutoring teach 10/hrs and receive a $30 bonus through our link: https://www.cambly.com/invite/F6QAQ4SK?st=040924&sc=4 📸 #chinatravel #shanghai #china Play Video Play Video 12:54 Arriving in China 🇨🇳 We were SHOCKED! Did they lie…? We have arrived in China mainland for our very first time. We were not sure what to expect visiting this often times hated country. We were prepared for the culture shock and had no idea what to expect. Join us as we settle in to explore this possibly misunderstood country. Did they really lie to us? 👩🏻‍💻READ OUR TRAVEL BLOG and FIND OUR PHOTOGRAPHY! ✍🏻 BLOG & WEBSITE https://www.closerlives.com/jenn-and-leon-travel-blog 💼Business inquiries 📧 EMAIL contactus@closerlives.com 📧 JENN abroadperspective@closerlives.com INSTAGRAM @jennandleontravel https://www.instagram.com/jennandleontravel/ 💁🏻‍♀️JENN https://www.instagram.com/_a_broad_perspective 🙋🏻‍♂️LEON https://www.instagram.com/leon.gregori213/?hl=en FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/JennandLeonTravel *KOHO ONLINE BANKING* open a Canadian account as a new user using our code: LBJDEPD4 https://www.koho.ca/referral/ Once you spend $20 in the first 30 days, you’ll get the $20 cash back OR 3 of the extra plan for a value of $27 *EXPEDIA* book your first trip/hotel/car rental/flight as a NEW USER with a min. spend $230 and receive $30 off sign up through link: https://www.expedia.ca/refer?refcode=JenniferJNfW4 *AMAZON* our Travel Must Have’s on Our Storefront https://amzn.to/3PJajs5 *EPEDEMIC SOUND* The music we use for our vlogs. 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  • Closer Lives | Cambodia Country Guide

    Introduction Photo Gallery Discover Interesting Facts Latest Posts Things to Know YouTube Our Story Other Countries About Closer Lives All you need to know about Cambodia, the Kingdom of Wonder One of the most incredible places we have ever visited, Siem Reap and its magnificent Angkor temples is a destination that continues to wow and inspire visitors from around the world. We knew very little about Cambodia prior to this visit; that has certainly changed now! We saw well over a dozen temples, all of which have stood the test of time and are still glorious and magnificent, despite many years of neglect. The back-breaking, painstaking restoration efforts here can be felt at every temple and it really does have to be seen to be believed. The entire Angkor site is home to over 300 temples, all of which have been re-built and opened to the public. But Cambodia and Siem Reap is not just all about its temples and historical Khmer Empire. We also met some amazing people along the way, saw first hand the awful poverty that blights so much of the population, visited local areas including one of the famous water villages, learnt about the devastating Cambodian Civil War and tried a plethora of different foods. Stop here for a deep dive into this little-known country that holds such a phenomenal history, alongside a beautiful culture that you just will not find anywhere else! Jump to where you want to go Discover Interesting Facts Latest Posts Things to know YouTube Share this guide Facebook X (Twitter) WhatsApp LinkedIn Pinterest Copy link Tap any photo for more information Discover Our top recommended places Angkor Temples Siem Reap Interactive Map Our interactive map & guide to Cambodia Check out all of the places we visited in Cambodia courtesy of this interactive map from Wanderlog. Tap any of the numbers for more information including directions, our blog posts, links to reviews and much more. Wanderlog is a free travel planning app that allows users to create trip itineraries, organize flights, hotel and car reservations, view places to visit on a map, and collaborate with friends. It is super handy and has made a big impact on our travel planning. It saves time and is super easy to use! Interesting Facts Here are 12 interesting facts about Cambodia. Some may just surprise you! ​ 1. Cambodia is home to the world-famous Angkor Wat temple complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest religious monuments in the world 2. The official language of Cambodia is Khmer, and it is the only country in the world where this language is spoken. ​ 3. Cambodia is known as the "Kingdom of Wonder" due to its rich cultural heritage, stunning landscapes, and friendly people. ​ 4. The flag of Cambodia features an image of Angkor Wat, which is a symbol of the country's cultural heritage and national pride. ​ 5. Cambodian cuisine is known for its unique blend of flavors, including the use of herbs and spices like lemongrass, kaffir lime, and galangal. ​ 6. The traditional dance of Cambodia is called the Apsara dance, and it is performed by women wearing intricate costumes and headdresses. ​ 7. The Mekong River runs through Cambodia, and it is an important source of water for agriculture and transportation. ​ 8. The Khmer Rouge regime, which ruled Cambodia from 1975-1979, is responsible for the deaths of an estimated 1.7 million people through execution, torture, and starvation. ​ 9. Cambodia's currency is called the riel, but the US dollar is widely used and accepted throughout the country. ​ 10. The Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Southeast Asia and is home to a unique ecosystem of fish, birds, and other wildlife. ​ 11. The official religion of Cambodia is Theravada Buddhism, and there are many beautiful temples and pagodas throughout the country. ​ 12. Cambodian people have a deep respect for their ancestors and often build small shrines or spirit houses outside their homes to honor them. Latest Posts Jenn & Leon Travel 13 min Bayon Temple: Towers of smiles in Angkor, Cambodia One of the most important temples in Angkor, meet the 200 faces that will look down on you at Bayon. All you need to know before you go! Jenn & Leon Travel 21 min Angkor Wat: From ancient empire to modern marvel All you need to know about the largest religious monument on the planet; the jewel in the crown of the ancient Khmer city of Angkor. Jenn & Leon Travel 12 min Baphuon Temple Guide: The Tower of Bronze A tribute to the Hindu god Shiva, Baphuon Temple has a three-tiered pyramid design representing Mount Meru, and is almost 1000 years old! Jenn & Leon Travel 8 min Pub Street Siem Reap, Cambodia This vibrant hotspot is in the heart of Siem Reap and is well known for cheap drinks, great bars, tasty food options and a wild party scene! Jenn & Leon Travel 11 min Prasat Phnom Krom, one of the oldest temples in Cambodia Built in the 9th century atop a 140m hill by King Yasovarman I, this was one of the first centerpiece temples of the great Khmer Empire. Jenn & Leon Travel 11 min Ta Prohm: The Tomb Raider Temple in Angkor, Cambodia Discover Angkor's incredible Ta Prohm. All you need to know about this iconic Khmer Temple, the epic scene of the first Tomb Raider movie. Things to know when visiting Cambodia Tap any tab for more information Connectivity Cuisine Culture & Customs Currency Health & Safety Information Language Places to Visit Transportation Visa Requirements Weather & Climate Information POPULATION 16.6 million CURRENCY Cambodian Riel (KHR) CAPITAL Phnom Penh (2.28 million) DRIVING Right Side TIME ZONE (GMT +7) MEASUREMENTS Standard Metric Discover more on YouTube STUNNING ANGKOR WAT for Sunrise in Siem Reap! 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