Cambodia Religion

Like Laos and Thailand, Buddhist has been the dominant religion in Cambodia for centuries. About 95% of the Cambodia population is Theravada Buddhist follower, 5% of the population follows Hinduism, Islam and Christianity.

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.

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Cambodia Hinduism

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Hinduism was introduced in Cambodia at the same time with Buddhist and put influence on Cambodia during the beginning of the Funan Kingdom. Hinduism used to be the official religions of Khmer Empire with the largest Hindu temple in the world - Angkor Wat.

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Islam in Cambodia

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Islam is the religion of a majority of the Cham (also called Khmer Islam) and Malay minorities in Cambodia. There were 150,000 to 200,000 Muslims in Cambodia in the late of 1975.

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Cambodia Christianity

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Christianity appeared in Cambodia in the center of 16th century undertaken by Gaspa da Cruz - a Portugese man. Despite the French colonization in the 19th century, Christianity made little impact in the country. There are around 20,000 Catholics in Cambodia which represents 0.15% of the total population.

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