For most people the Kingdom of Cambodia evokes images of a glorious and mysterious past. This small country with a rich cultural heritage located in the southwest of the Indochinese Peninsula. The entire territory lies within the tropics, the southern sections of the country down practically to the equator. International borders separating Cambodia from Thailand and Laos on the West and North, Vietnam to the East. In the South-West the country is washed by the Gulf of Thailand, the coastline is 435 km.