Cambodia Buddhist

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Buddhist was introduced in Cambodia since at least 5th century AD in two different streams: one along with Hindu influences in the early history of Funan Kingdom through Hindu merchants, one during the Angkor Empire when Cambodia absorbed the various Buddhist traditions of the Mon Kingdoms.

Passing nearly two thousand years, across a series of Hindu Kings and occasionally Buddhist King, a variety of Buddhist traditions co-existed peacefully throughout Cambodian lands. Nowadays, Buddhist has set Hinduism out Cambodia lands with just only 0.5 % of population being Hinduism followers. Theravada Buddhism has been the main religion in Cambodia since the 13th century. Almost villages and towns are organized around the local temple or Wat with the monks often being the most respected members of the community.

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