A clump of burnt incense sticks in a temple.

Buddhism is by far the most widespread religion in both Cambodia with a majority of the people practising the faith. Virtually every village has a wat (temple), the spiritual heart of the community, where the monks reside. (more…)

A stone carving in Banteay Srei

Banteay Srei temple is considered to be the finest example of any temple built in the Angkorian era. The temple is constructed from red sandstone and lends itself perfectly to the well preserved, intricate carvings, said to be some of the best from anywhere in the world. (more…)

Buddhism in Cambodia

For many centuries, both Buddhism and Hinduism coexisted in this region. While the early Funan Kingdom was primarily Hindu, it was influenced by Buddhism, which became a secondary religion between the 1st and 6th centuries AD. (more…)