May 29, 2023

King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihamoni, will arrive in New Delhi this afternoon on a three day visit to India.

Why in News?

  • The visit marks the culmination of the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Cambodia.
  • This visit by the King of Cambodia is taking place after almost six decades, with the last being that of the current King’s father in 1963.

About Cambodia:

  • Cambodia, country on the Indochinese mainland of Southeast Asia.
  • Its capital is Phnom Penh.
  • It is bordered to the west and northwest by Thailand, to the northeast by Laos, to the east and southeast by Vietnam and to the southwest by the Gulf of Thailand.
  • The two dominant hydrological features of Cambodia are the Mekong River and the Tonle Sap (Great Lake).
  • Topography: The Elephant Mountains and Cardamom Mountain of the southwest and western regions; the Dangrek Mountains of the North adjoining of the Korat Plateau of Thailand and Rattanakiri Plateau and Chhlong highlands on the east merging with the Central Highlands of Viet Nam.
  • Conservation and restoration of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm and Preah Vihar are being carried out under India’s funding.