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 […]
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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 […]
Khmer Toddler Gets Trapped and Rescued From A Ceramic Pot. The update is because Youtube removed this clip as it violated ‘community standards’. Asshats, this IS my community.
Cambodia to attempt Guinness World Record for Long Boat, August 2018 Guinness World Records set to return to Cambodia in late August 2018 for Cambodia’s longest boat. ❝ In the morning of August 26, 2018, the crew pulled out of the boat and tested the longest boat to prepare for the upcoming world record in […]
The femme fatale A cocktail created in Cambodia’s legendary Hotel Le Royal, for the former first lady. Le Hotel Royal was originally opened in 1929 and like many Raffles properties in Asia, was a magnet for international dignitaries. Perhaps most famously, Jackie O visited the hotel and Elephant Bar in 1967 and ordered their famous […]