Bunong children in a remote village, in Krang Tes, in Pech Chreada district, which is located near the protected forest in Mondulkiri province, March 10th, 2015. (Nov Povleakhena/VOA Khmer)
The 15-day religious ceremony entail monks waking very early to chant, and more people arriving to make offerings, in one of the country’s most important annual rituals.
Tun Sovan, head of the Cambodian Buddhist Society at Wat Buddhikaram temple, said later he was happy to participate in a religious ceremony with the pope.
Phare, a Cambodian circus, is conducting its first US tour, after traveling across Europe and Asia for the last decade.
Often underpaid and undervalued, there are not many artists devoted to preserving Khmer cultural values through arts these days.
Chhim Sothy's award-winning work has been shown in many countries, including the US, and in Europe.
The move comes after Cambodia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs requested the Indian government find a way to stop the project.
General views inside Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia’s oldest fine arts college. Stand next to the National Museum in Phnom Penh, the school will soon leave for the outskirts of the Cambodian capital due to a planned expansion of the National Museum.
Hem Sophoan hopes to help tour guides and the general public about the historic temples.
A plan to move Cambodia’s oldest fine arts college is sparking concern among teachers, students and artists.
Preah Vihear temple, which sits on a high cliff near the Thai border, has been the center of confrontation between Cambodia and Thailand for years.
These days, quiet—and tourists—have returned to the temple. John Burgess, a former Washington Post reporter who has written a book about the temple and the conflicts over it, revisited the site recently to learn where things now stand.
In an interview at the temple with VOA Khmer, Burgess said both governments may find it difficult to create lasting peace near the temple, because it has emotional significance to both Thai and Cambodian groups. VOA Khmer Neou Vannarin reports from Preah Vihea.
This is the third time that Cambodia has sent athletes to the Special Olympics, but their success, in Shanghai in 2007 and Athens in 2011, has garnered them little attention.
According to Burgess, Cambodian ancestors shaped the naturally occurring sandstone of the mountains to build the temple—now a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Development worker talks about his efforts to preserve ethnic minority cultures and sow the seeds for sustainable development in the mountainous province.
A 2015 report by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications says more than 5 million Cambodians have access to the Internet.
As with other TV influencers—Korean pop culture among them—Thai programming has brought Thai fashion and style to Cambodia’s youth.
It’s a common sentiment these days: that alcohol makes communication not only easier, but better.
They live thousands of kilometers away from Cambodia, but that doesn’t keep some Cambodian people from being in touch with their culture. Every Sunday parents drive their children, sometimes for over an hour, to learn classical dance and traditional Cambodian music. VOA Khmer's Poch Reasey reports from Paris, France.
Every Sunday parents drive their children, sometimes for over an hour, to learn classical dance and traditional Cambodian music.
The second annual Cambodian Music Festival will be held at Pearson Park Amphitheater on July 25th in Anaheim, California.
Preah Vihear temple has been at the center of a border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand for more than a century.
The discussion has given Cambodia’s LGBT community hope but it has also exposed divisions in the country conservative culture.
Preah Vihear temple has been at the center of a border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand for more than a century. Built from sandstone a thousand years ago, it was the center of faith and worship during the height of the Khmer Empire. The temple is situated in the Dangrek Mountains, atop a 500-foot cliff.
VOA Khmer’s Emma Cramer sits down with author and former Washington Post correspondent, John Burgess, to talk about his new book entitled “Temple in the Clouds: Faith and Conflict at Preah Vihear” – and has this interview.
Ryun Patterson, a Chicago-based writer who worked as a journalist in Cambodia, has traveled around the country to document as many magic practitioners as possible.
The exhibit offered hands-on experience and history lessons when it was held at the Cambodia-Japan Cooperation Center in Phnom Penh.
Photographer Charles Fox has assembled 150 images on a website called “Found Cambodia,” which shows a Cambodia before and after the Khmer Rouge.
Korean fashion, music and reality shows are all a part of Cambodian youth culture, and that has only gotten more pervasive with the spread of the Internet.
Hundreds of Cambodians lined up outside the auditorium of the Royal University of Phnom Penh Wednesday night, awaiting the premiere of “Hamlet.”
Speaking to about 100 people at an Iftar dinner to break the Ramadan last Sunday, Sam Rainsy promised Khmer Islam air time on the upcoming opposition TV station.
The exhibit called "Consuming Passion", which opened June 25 at the Plantation Hotel, in Phnom Penh, contains a total of 20 paintings.
This week, the book called "“Vanishing Act: A Glimpse Into Cambodia’s World of Magic” accompanied by a photo exhibit from the research, was on display at an event at the Meta House in Phnom Penh. VOA Khmer's Phorn Bopha reports.
Cambodian culture is not only Buddhist, but it contains trappings of animism and magic held over from its ancient history.
'Angkor’s Children' tells the stories of three young Cambodian women, who perform art from different generations in Cambodia’s history.
Earlier this year a United Nations report found 10 percent of Cambodian children aged 7-14 are working – one of the highest rates in the region – and said one in four children in that age bracket are forced to quit school to help their families. Although the child labor rate has dropped over the past decade, Cambodia has a lot more to do – including keeping more children in school. Robert Carmichael reports for VOA from Phnom Penh. VOA Khmer's Pin Sisovann narrates.
Chan Virak said an increasing number are using English or Chinese. Without a careful policy, there is a danger of “foreignization” of Cambodian values.
A new band called "TKS" is capturing the attention of Cambodian and international audiences, launching two music videos on Facebook and YouTube.
The collection of about 30 photographs is on display through June 16 at the Bophana Center.
The collection of about 30 photographs capturing the everyday life of the area's indigenous people are on display through June 16 at the Bophana Center.
Speaking at the ceremony, King Norodom Sihamoni called Buddhism “the perfect road for us to live by,” providing “a peaceful mind, happiness, peace and prosperity.”
Royal parade with the framed certificate of honorary title "Preah Sri Loka Dhammika Raja" for Cambodia's King Norodom Sihamoni on June 3rd 2015.