Graves Without A Name ~ A new film by Rithy Panh These films crush me. Especially as I walk amongst the survivors of this tragedy every day. Like a shadow, it cannot be erased but is always lurking in the unspoken background. The Cambodian people are amazing, that’s why I choose to live here.
The roots almost look like they are writing in Khmer script. Photo found in a French National Geographic article about an uncovered ancient statue. Maybe these are the same relaxing monks at Ta Prohm we posted before?
‘This is my land’: Cambodian villagers slam Chinese mega-project A few families in Cambodia’s southwest lead resistance effort against large resort including casino and golf courses. From Al Jazeera: Koh Kong, Cambodia | “I’m Cambodian, I’m not illegal here,” said Se Say Hieng, one of the last remaining villagers who refuses to leave land that […]
Blasco on Deviant Art.
Basically… A homeless, undocumented, 29-year-old Chinese woman, claiming to be God, was arrested for disturbing the peace in Phnom Penh. From cambodiapolice.com: Phnom Penh: On Thursday, December 4, 2018, at 9:30 am, the Bureau of Investigation The procedure for receiving foreigners is QIN ZI YUAN, a 29-year-old Chinese national from the Chaktomuk district police force in […]
Bokor Hill Station refers to a collection of French colonial buildings (hotel & casino, church, royal residence etc. ), constructed as a temperate mountain luxury resort and retreat for colonial residents in the early 1920s atop Bokor Mountain in Preah Monivong National Park, about 37 km (23 mi) west of Kampot in southern Cambodia. Abandoned for long periods of time, modern infrastructure has made […]
From an old Pathé movie of 1907. Buddhist ceremonies at the installation of a new abbot. At about 2:45 minutes in, there is a short scene of a Monk dressing. The method he uses to fold his robes is quite interesting. Not something I’ve seen in modern Cambodia anyways.
❝ I’ve visited Angkor Wat 8 times over the years. And it never ceases to amaze me. And dating back to the 12th century, I’m not the only one. Making it one of my favorite places in the world to photograph. Only Istanbul and Rome can rival it. On this most recent trip, I decided […]