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- - By Miranda Glasser © 2013 The Phnom Penh Post This article appears with the kind permission of the copyright holder. No further reproduction is permitted.
SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA – Monday night saw Bayon temple lit up with 1,250 candles as fifty dancers from the Conservatoire NKFC Preah Ream Buppha Devi took part in a Buong Suong sacred [...]
- - If you’re on your first visit to explore the temples of Angkor in Cambodia…or if you’re a scholar doing ongoing research in the area…no guidebook available is more comprehensive, more compact or easier to use than Michel Petrotchenko’s “Focusing on the Angkor Temples – The Guidebook.”
In October 2012, the author released his 2nd edition with [...]
Siem Reap, Cambodia - Go for dinner in Cambodia’s tourist centre and there’s a good chance you will see a dance performance. But some educated people are beginning to complain that the dancers are not properly trained – and the rattling of cutlery debases a traditional art-form.
Please click any photo below to see the BBC video [...]
- - By Kent Davis for Devata.org
Preah Khan, Cambodia – Hidden in the jungle north of Angkor lay the ruins of Preah Khan. In 1,191 AD, King Jayavarman VII and Queen Indradevi consecrated the royal temple to commemorate a victory over an invading army at that very spot. The temple included a huge Buddhist university and more than 100,000 [...]
- - Bangkok, Thailand – Access to Southeast Asia’s oldest academic publication, the Journal of the Siam Society, is now available online for free, from its inaugural issue in 1904 to present. Free registration is available to readers worldwide, regardless of Society membership.
Under Royal Patronage since its inception in 1904, the Siam Society is one of Thailand’s [...]
- - This royally-sanctioned rural dance troupe performs ancient dance rituals to re-sanctify Khmer temples and bring blessings to the land and people of Cambodia.
Special thanks to author Claire Byrne and the Phnom Penh Post for their permission to reproduce this article. Copyright © 2012 The Phnom Penh Post. All Rights Reserved.
Siem Reap, Cambodia – It’s a [...]
- - By Kent Davis [Click here to download a PDF of this full article]
…like a good Indiana Jones movie, the real story of this lost treasure began with a flash of archaeological insight in a remote Asian jungle half a world away….
Koh Ker, Cambodia – Protests from the Kingdom of Cambodia recently halted the multi-million dollar Sotheby’s sale [...]
By Kent Davis
In the 1950s, French artist Maurice Fiévet — well-known for his work in Africa with his talented photographer wife, Jeannette — created a series of dramatic paintings depicting life in ancient Cambodia.
Fiévet’s paintings were extraordinary because he worked with two of the world’s foremost Khmer scholars — Bernard Philippe Groslier and George Cœdès [...]
- - “ART CANNOT BE KILLED OFF – ALTHOUGH POL POT TRIED”
A story about Cambodian dance in Pictures by Anders Jirås
Stockholm — Cambodian dance is the featured exhibition in Sweden’s Dansmuseet from March 25 until May 8. The powerful images hold special meaning because they are the work [...]
Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia — The remote Khmer temple of Banteay Chhmar is one of the most intriguing ancient shrines in Cambodia because much of the site remains hidden, 800 years after it was built. This includes thousands of square feet of detailed bas-relief carvings that remains buried, unseen since the stone walls collapses centuries ago.
The Cambodian [...]