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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]