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Monks in the rain in Phnom Penh, Cambodia's bustling capital 09 Jul 2017

Posted on 09 Jul 2017
Monks on their daily tour in Phnom Penh
Monks on their daily tour in Phnom Penh
Monks on their daily tour in Phnom Penh

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A classic Cambodian scene: monks donning their orange robes, carrying yellow umbrellas as the rain falls in the capital city, Phnom Penh. Buddhism is the state religion of Cambodia and has been since the 13th century, having first been introduced in the 3rd century BC. Slowly, the religion took over from Hinduism, which has led to elements of the Hindu religion merging into Buddhist rituals. It is estimated that 95 percent of the Cambodian population is Buddhist. See the monks in Cambodia's capital and visit the Buddhist temples on Insight Guides' Cambodia's Beaches and Temples trip.

This article was originally published on 3 November, 2015

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