Prumsodun Ok, born in US to Cambodian refugee parents, performs centuries-old ‘apsara’ dances featuring angelic figures who entertained kings of the Khmer Empire - but reinterpreting the traditional roles for an all-male gay troupe.
Work of French linguist Sylvain Vogel helps ethnic group defend its spirit, values and identities’ against the encroaching modern world.
Visitors are not deterred by hike in price of admission.
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.