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Cambodia marks water festival with boat races

Cambodia began celebrating the three-day Water Festival yesterday with boat races attracting tens of thousands of spectators from across the kingdom.

How Wild is Cambodia’s Water Festival?

The Tonle Sap River and Mekong River are the backdrop for one of Southeast Asia’s largest yearly celebrations – Cambodia’s Water Festival.

Going Deeper in Cambodia

Hospitality maverick and 700,000 Heures' founder Thierry Teyssier envisions a new way to experience Siem Reap—Angkor Wat's gateway city—along with a circuit combining Tonlé Sap and Battambang.

Documentary Filmmaker Focuses on Cambodia’s Martial Art

Bokator is an ancient Cambodian martial art that flourished during the golden age of Angkor, and almost disappeared under the Khmer Rouge.

Meet the Incredible Cambodia Boy Who Can Speak Over 10 Languages

A young Cambodian vendor has captivated netizens around the world after his ability to speak over 10 languages and dialects was caught on film and shared on social media.

Laos, Cambodia, Viet Nam agree to jointly promote Buddhism

Buddhists from Laos, Cambodia and Việt Nam gathered in Vientiane on Tuesday for the first Cambodia, Laos and Việt Nam Buddhist Leaders’ Conference, which aimed to strengthen co-operation in promoting Buddhism in the three countries.

Step by Step: Phnom Penh Marching Band Takes Setbacks in Stride

On most days, the courtyard of Kolab Primary School is a cacophony of children at play, but on Sunday afternoons, the humid air rings with the cheery din of Phnom Penh’s only independent marching band.

Cambodia’s Forgotten Food

Genevieve Taylor tells the story of how Cambodia's finest dishes were almost lost when millions died in genocide in the mid-1970s, but now those forgotten foods are coming back.

Helping Cambodia to banish ghosts and release its creativity

Lina opened her restaurant two weeks ago in a fishing village in Kep, in the south of Cambodia, close to the Vietnamese border. Fifty years ago this coastal resort was known as Cambodia’s Cote d’Azure, and when you wander around in the back of a tuk-tuk you can’t help but notice the wide avenues and walled gardens.
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Documentary Film on Cambodian Martial Art ‘Bokator’ to Screen in Philadelphia

‘Surviving Bokator,’ a documentary film about a Khmer Rouge survivor and martial art grandmaster who dreams to revive an ancient Cambodian sport, is set to premiere in the United States East Coast at the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival this Friday, according to a press release.

Cambodian women who flouted archaic rules are now role models promoting...

Generations of rural Cambodian girls were taught traditional rules for how to be a ‘proper woman’, dutiful wife and home maker. Some rebelled, determined to carve their own paths.

Phnom Penh to Laos: a cycling trip along the once-popular Mekong...

It was the realisation of all my backpacker dreams. I leant across the bar at the small Cambodian hostel and asked, conspiratorially, in hastily translated Khmer: “Do you have a map of the Mekong Discovery Trail?”

Cambodia’s most diligent and heroic architect

Dy Proeung built scale models of temples. When the Khmer Rouge took over, he had to hide his life’s work—and his identity.

Plastic? Fantastic!: Cambodian LGBT fashion designers find beauty in trash

From a dress inspired by the plume of a peacock and fashioned out of bottle caps and cement sacks, to a black and orange tiger outfit made of plastic bags, one group of LGBT fashion designers in Cambodia crafts beauty from trash to battle discrimination.

Beyond Angkor Wat: get out into the country, see real Cambodia...

Angkor is Cambodia’s tourist cash cow, but there is much more to see than the temples.

Ayako shines in silk dress from Cambodia at wedding party

A daughter of Emperor Akihito's late cousin, obliged to renounce her status as a princess on marrying a commoner, celebrated her big day with a glittering reception on Oct. 30.

In Photos: First Cambodia Peace Gallery to Provide a Safe Space...

After more than a decade of working in conflict resolution around the world, Dr. Emma Leslie, executive director of the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, together with her husband Dr. Soth Plai Ngarm, brought to Cambodia the Cambodia Peace Gallery.

In Photos: First Baha’i Temple in Cambodia Hopes to Bring Peace...

The Baha’i Faith is one of the youngest world religions. It is also one of the most receptive religions in the world.

Japan passion for Khmer fashion

Inspired by the costumes of the masked dance drama called Lakhon Khol, a self-taught Cambodian artist has put his passion for design into a collection to be presented on runways at the Japan International Fashion Gala this December.

Kiwi Legend: the Cambodian refugee helping others make NZ home

Our new series produced by the New Zealand Red Cross profiles people from refugee backgrounds who now call New Zealand home. Our second Kiwi Legend: Niborom Young, who found herself locked out of Cambodia and stranded here in 1975.