Cambodian Independence Day is celebrated every year with festivals, parades and firework displays all over the country. The date celebrates Cambodia’s Declaration of Independence from France (a protectorate not a colony) on the 9th of November, 1953. The main celebrations are held in Phnom Penh. Beginning with a formal ceremony at the Independence Monument, followed by a […]
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.
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 […]
While searching for another image I came across these. Didn’t know I had a pair of them. Shot in Kampot 2015? Researching the name online comes back as Kumnooh (Khmer for design): …an arts guide seeking to bring together artists, venues, audiences in Cambodia. We cover all manner of visual arts, including painting, sculpture and photography, […]
Heng Samrin, President of the National Assembly since 2006, voted today in Tbong Khmum. He played a crucial role in ridding the country of Pol Pot. Still, he prefers life in the shadows. At the end of 1979, after numerous cross-border incursions by the Khmer Rouge in places like Tay Ninh, which resulted in the deaths […]
Cambodia, officially known as the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country in Southeast Asia. The country is under a constitutional monarchy, and is ruled by Hun Sen, who has been the head of the government of Cambodia for the past 25 years, establishing himself as the longest serving non-royal leader in South East Asia. With these 58 interesting facts […]