Angkor Wat was chosen world’s best-rated tourism spot in the 2017 TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice awards. The award is based the quantity and quality of visitors’ reviews. Angkor Wat received 33,000 5-star reviews.
This year alone, about 950,000 tourists have visited Angkor Wat.
Oudong Mountain, where relics said to be from the Buddha himself are interred, were held to commemorate the birthday, enlightenment and death of Gautama Buddha.
Chum Bunrong, Cambodia’s ambassador, said that the celebration was held on April 30 because he had been busy attending other Khmer New Year events across the country.
Son Chhay calls for a review of tens of millions of dollars, which he said was not spent on maintenance of temples and bridges in need of repair.
Return of artifacts will help preserve Khmer heritage; recovery seen as an act of encouragement’ in fight against illicit trade in antiquities.
The set includes a crown, necklace, earrings, armbands, a belt and chest ornament.
Every year, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum in Los Angeles holds an exhibit showcasing the works of Oscar nominated fashion designers of that year. VOA Khmer's Hong Chanda narrates.
Wirathu, firebrand Buddhist nationalist, has been banned from giving sermons for year.
Its 15-story globe-shaped office, called the “U.N. of Buddhism” by followers, features an assembly hall to convene thousands of Buddhists.
The book, “Either the Beginning or the End of the World”, shows all of the “multifaceted intricacy” of war, cultural upheaval and love, says author Terry Farish.