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Lidar and maps reveal population of ancient Angkor

Archaeologists report that 700,000-900,000 people lived in Cambodia’s medieval Greater Angkor region.

Unearthing an Origin Story for Gentrification

The growth of the medieval city of Angkor involved wealthy elites pushing people off the land they had made valuable.

Dark Waters: Cambodia’s UXO Divers

Decades of conflict and troubled history continue to turn up in the form of unexploded ordnance (UXO) across the lands and waters of Cambodia—a group of brave “de-miners” are working to undo this deadly legacy.

The Khmer Rouge Survivor Who Recruited the World’s Most Famous Architect

The Sleuk Rith Institute, designed by the late Zaha Hadid, will offer a different view of memory and justice.

Off the Beaten Track: Cambodia’s lost rock ‘n’ roll

In the sweltering heat of Phnom Penh, the world is reduced to a kaleidoscopic melee akin to being trapped inside a beehive.

A metropolis arose in medieval Cambodia – new research shows how...

How big were the world’s ancient cities? At its height, the world’s first city of Uruk may have had about 40,000 people about 5,000 years ago. In the medieval period, London may have had a population of about a quarter of a million people, growing to approximately 600,000 by the early 17th century.

Photo Retoucher Criticized for Adding Smiles To Cambodian Citizens Murdered by...

A photo retoucher and VICE have been subjected to strong criticism after it emerged that mugshots of victims of the Khmer Rouge regime were manipulated to make it appear as though they were smiling.

Manipulated images of smiling Khmer Rouge victims prompt Cambodia to threaten...

Irish artist Matt Loughrey’s reworked pictures of people murdered in Cambodia’s Killing Fields, published by Vice, may have broken country’s Archives Act.

A Chef’s Quest to Preserve Cambodia’s Lost Flavors

Part historical record, part how-to for cooks, Rotanak Ros’s “Nhum” pieces together recipes from a time before the country’s genocide.

These People Were Arrested by the Khmer Rouge and Never Seen...

Cambodian authorities photographed many of their 2 million victims. These portraits, recently colourised, humanise that tragedy.

Breathing Fresh Life into Cambodia’s Art Scene

A conversation with artist Tyta Buth.

Why We’re Wild About this Eco Couture from Cambodia

Pair up starchitect hotelier Bill Bensley with couture textiles pioneer Eric Raisina and you get the wildest fashion shoot ever. By Jeninne Lee-St. John. Photographed by Oyen Rodriguez 

Travel Cambodia – Tumble in the Jungle

Julian Challis travels deep into the jungles of Cambodia for 10 days of motorcycling mayhem, but will he emerge from the toughest ride of his life unscathed?

Twitcher tours: why birdwatching in Cambodia is expected to take flight...

Avitourism is predicted to be popular with travel-deprived ecotourists and is among the fastest-growing eco-tourism trends.

Meet Thailand’s Hottest TikTok Star: A Cambodian Migrant Worker

Posing against a tin shack in street fashion attire, lip piercings, and anime-style dyed hair, a young Cambodian construction worker lipsyncs to Thai, Laotian, and Cambodian songs.

John Burgess on the Modern Life of Angkor Wat

Cambodia’s wondrous temples reflect the various stages of the country’s history, from colonialism to revolution to the present era of mass tourism.

Cambodia to get back artefacts lost during Khmer Rouge regime from...

The antiquities were taken during the Khmer Rouge regime and are being returned by the daughter of controversial art collector Douglas Latchford.

Cambodia’s Circus of Hope fights for survival

Under the bright lights of the circus tent, Kong Tida moves with captivating grace, every gesture unfolding with deliberation. He is excited to perform in front of an audience but he knows, his days in this circus may be numbered.

Daughter of art dealer accused of smuggling pledges to return entire...

The daughter of a prominent art and antiquities dealer accused of trafficking cultural artifacts has promised to repatriate more than 100 pieces from her father's private collection to Cambodia following his death.

Cambodia is turning the tide on looted statues, but some things...

While we celebrate the repatriation of $50m of ancient Khmer objects, the damage to Cambodian society is permanent.