Cambodia – a country with strong culture, history and values.
Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline. In the country’s northwest are the ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire.
Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, practiced by approximately 95 percent of the population. The country’s minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams, and 30 hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural centre of Cambodia. The kingdom is a constitutional monarchy with Norodom Sihamoni, a monarch chosen by the Royal Throne Council, as head of state. The head of government is Hun Sen, who is currently the longest serving non-royal leader in South East Asia and has ruled Cambodia for over 25 years.
ALL of our Board and volunteers fully fund their own trips (flights, accommodation, meals etc). We have two highly valued accommodation partners in Siem Reap who we are very fortunate to work with very closely. Both of these accommodation partners hold values consistent with OFAAT and are committed to the environment and support us in our work. Volunteers travelling on official OFAAT Volunteer Trips are fortunate to be able to receive special rates as a result of these partnerships. These rates are ONLY available to volunteers travelling with OFAAT and only when booked by OFAAT. If you would like to know more about our Volunteer trips, please send us an email.