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Khmer Civilization and Tradition (in English)Posted: 2009-10-06 11:16:31   Replies: 0
The Flag of Cambodia

The were 8 different flags used as the national flag of Cambodia since 1863. The Cambodian flag has three stripes and the the middlle one is larger than the blue ones which are at the top and the bottom. However, the middle stripe is red with the Angkor Wat in the middle of the flag.

There are different things that the flag symbolizes the country. The color blue is dedicated to the Royalty of the nation. The red and white represents the religious sentiment of local people toward Brahmanism and Buddhism.

From 1863 to 1948 (Kindom of Cambodia under the French Colony): Though the Cambodian flag came into existence in the year of 1863, it was used before with an outline of blue border around the red color in the middle with Angkor Wat symbol at the center of the flag. This flag was used again in 1948.

Cambodian flag has gone through several changes, and the current cambodian flag was adopted in 1993 which it has already been used between 1970-1970. However, when the monarch was overthrown, the flag was changed. Since 1993, the above flag has become the official flag of Cambodia.

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