Cambodian Festival

Pchum Ben Day

Pchum Ben Day

It is for 15 days, from the end of September into October, this festival is dedicated to blessing the spirits of the dead and is one of the most culturally significant in Cambodia.  The exact date defers year to year as determined by the lunar calendar.  Each household visits their temple of choice and offers [...]
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Siem Reap Festival

Siem Reap Festival

Siem Reap offers a wide range of events and festivals and it is considered the gateway town to the world famous heritage the Angkor temples. Colorful people with warm hospitality and the Buddhist villages devoid of the hustle bustle of the urbanity create the charm of this small fishermen’s town. Festivals and Events in Siem [...]
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Siem Reap Food

Siem Reap Food

Siem Reap may be known for the exploration of Angkor Wat temple, but the city has more to offer. Khmer culinary adventures provide the rich past on the range of flavors, the staples of fish and rice to the aromatic kreung herb paste, prahok fish paste, coconut milk and turmeric that flavor many dishes. History [...]
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Cambodian Cuisine

Bai saach chrouk – pork and rice

Bai saach chrouk – pork and rice

You can find it in the street corners all over Cambodia early every morning, bai sach chrouk, or pork and rice, is one of the simplest and most delicious dishes that the country has to offer.   Simply thinly sliced pork is slowly grilled over warm coals to bring out its natural sweetness. Sometimes the pork will [...]
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Fish amok

Fish amok

Fish amok is one of the most well-known Cambodian dishes, but you’ll find similar meals in neighboring countries. You won’t find the same enthusiasm for the dish outside of Cambodia, though, or the addition of slok ngor, a local herb that imparts a subtly bitter flavor.   Fish amok is a fish mousse with fresh coconut [...]
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Khmer red curry

Khmer red curry

Less spicy than the curries of neighboring Thailand, Khmer red curry is similarly coconut-milk-based, but without the overpowering chili. It’s much easier to enjoy. The dish features beef, chicken or fish, eggplant, green beans, potatoes, fresh coconut milk, lemongrass and kroeung.   This dish is usually served at special occasions in Cambodia such as weddings, family gatherings [...]
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Cambodian Architecture

Overview Architecture Art

Overview Architecture Art

Architecture of Cambodia is known with the monuments in ancient Khmer period (end of 12th century and beginning of 13th century). Buddhism and legendary thinking have influenced the decoration art in these great monuments. The typical feature of architecture in this period is material which is wood, bamboo, straw and stone. However, nowadays what is [...]
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    Other Traditional Culture

    Khmer Dance

    Khmer Dance

    With more than 90% of Cambodian are Buddhism followers, festival and pagodas are much in the lives of them. The dance, performances are created in the songs in festivals are also carrying the breath of Buddhism. In the festival of Hindusim, they seem to be more plentiful in terms of dancing and music like the [...]
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    Cambodian Costume

    Cambodian Costume

    In Cambodia, color of costumes is different from Monday to Sunday as followed: light yellow, green, grey, blue, dark green, and red. Clothing in Cambodia is one of the most important aspects of the culture. Cambodian fashion is divided by the people’s differing castes and social classes. Cambodians traditionally wear a checkered scarf called a [...]
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    Cambodian Traditional Music

    Cambodian Traditional Music

    There is a lot of traditional music in Cambodia which is not influenced by any other external condition. They have the traditional color of Khmer, respect the ancestor or offering. In the development of Khmer people, they have developed many musical instruments to express the wish and feeling in daily working and protecting the land [...]
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      Event - News

      Cambodians Work to Recover Priceless Antiquities

      Cambodians Work to Recover Priceless Antiquities

      The proposed sale of an ancient Cambodian statue at Soethby’s auction house in New York has raised new questions about the legality of selling looted ancient artwork. VOA’s Daniel Schearf visited the statue’s original location in Koh Ker and spoke to residents about the loss of their antiquities. Only the feet remain from two statues [...]
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      Cambodian Group Preserves Musical, Cultural DNA

      Cambodian Group Preserves Musical, Cultural DNA

      Mann Men composes and performs traditional Cambodian wedding music, a genre he calls older than Buddha. One of its few remaining masters, he says the sound is at risk of disappearing as fellow musicians age and die. Because this particular form of indigenous Cambodian sound exists only in two provinces, it is vital, he says, [...]
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        Chol Chnam Thmay in Cambodia

        Chol Chnam Thmay in Cambodia

        Come to Cambodia in the Chol Chnam Thmay, you could see the crowded and bustling atmosphere, which is hardly seen in this country. In the whole three days of the festival, it is very tumultuous and pagodas along the paths to the Royal palace are decorated with flowers and lights. Everybody bustling out to join [...]
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        Reflect about Cambodian culture

        Reflect about Cambodian culture

        Cambodian culture is influenced deeply from the religions imported from India, especially Hinduism and Buddhism. Along the tradition of Cambodia, these lines of spirits control and influence on every aspects of lives of Cambodian. From the architectural monuments like Angkor to the housing and schooling architecture; from the traditional dance of festival to the lullabys [...]
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        Keeping Cambodian culture

        Keeping Cambodian culture

        Saying goodbye to the strange feeling of the world natural heritage, we move to the capital city of Phnom Penh. The first stop of our day is the bridge built from laterite since 12th century. There are symbols of snakehead in each end of the Cambodian. This is the mysterious part because though being through [...]
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