Pros and cons of a visit to Phnom Penh: colonial buildings and Khmer relics, but crime and harrowing reminders of past

Visitors to Cambodia’s capital can enjoy attractive colonial architecture, Khmer empire history, views of the Mekong river, and some exotic snacks.

These hidden temples in Cambodia will take you off the beaten path

Avoid the crowds at these lesser known alternatives to Angkor Wat—which include Cambodia’s newest addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Asian Artists to Watch 2024: Din Art

Borin Teang, known as Din Art in the art world, is one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary abstract artists, a visionary who transforms ancient and mystical apsara dancers into modern and vibrant masterpieces.

Cambodia eyes Unesco heritage status for 7 tangible and 3 intangible cultural properties

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet announced plans on March 31 to nominate seven tangible and three intangible cultural properties for inscription on Unesco’s prestigious world heritage list.

Cambodian Myth & Legends Captivate Audiences with Film “The Night Curse of Reatrei”

LD Productions’ latest horror sensation, “The Night Curse of Reatrei”, grips Cambodian cinemas while director LyDa Leak sets his sights on global acclaim and an ambitious trilogy.

The return of Cambodia’s food lost during the Khmer Rouge regime

A Cambodian chef is one of a few women looking to revive her culture's nearly forgotten Khmer recipes; her recent cookbook, Saoy, was named 'the best cookbook in the world'.

Cambodia’s Unique Islamic Sect Fights to Resist Assimilation

Practitioners of the Kan Imam San sect are promised a better life if they convert to Sunni Islam, but many ethnic Chams prefer to hold onto their traditions.

How Angkor Wat alternative Koh Ker, with its tiered temples and ‘magnificent’ artefacts, gives a window into the Khmer Empire without the crowds –...

For many visitors to Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the go-to Khmer temple site, but two hours’ drive from the city is Unesco World Heritage listed Koh Ker.

‘Pol Pot Dancing’: Cambodia’s Dictator Tried To Wipe Out Classical Dance, But His Foster Mom Saved It

In one of the most compelling films to hold its world premiere at the Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival, archive footage shows an apparently amiable man dressed in black sitting for an interview with a Yugoslav journalist.

Ros Serey Sothea Remembered in Cambodia’s ‘The Golden Voice’ Musical

A new project was announced in honour of the legacy of Cambodia’s iconic musician Ros Serey Sothea in the groundbreaking ‘The Golden Voice’ live musical.

This New UNESCO Site Is the Lesser-Known Angkor Wat

Koh Ker, the Cambodian temple complex awarded UNESCO status in 2023, fights for the return of its plundered artifacts.

Hak Kim Clicks on Life

Hak Kim has won multiple awards and had his work appear in dozens of international exhibitions.

Channy Chhoeun’s Eye on Nature

Meet artist, Channy Chhoeun, who is eager to share his journey connecting wildlife’s relationship with humans through art.

Kwan’s “Sonmalai” Mixtape Launches in Cambodia

The new R&B mixtape by Kwan is the New Year’s gift for listeners.

In Phnom Penh, Slurping Noodles and Tasting Home Again

An excerpt from author and cook Chantha Nguon's memoir recounts her first trip home to Cambodia after fleeing as a refugee—and the dish that made her feel at home once again.

How to Eat Your Way Through Phnom Penh, According to a Chef Rotanak Ros

The Cambodian celeb chef known as Chef Nak shares her recipe for an invigorating weekend in the cradle of Khmer cuisine.

Review: Cambodian memoir a deft blend of war’s brutality and food

Whenever people tell me stories about themselves, I voice the inevitable (for me) question: So, what’d you eat?

Horror Film “Tenement’’ Digs Into Cambodia’s Past and Present at Rotterdam

“Tenement” made its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Fonki—From Graffiti To Glory

Discover how Fonki’s murals are reshaping Cambodia’s artistic narrative, one vibrant stroke at a time.

Will Europe ever return ‘looted’ Asian artifacts?

Growing pressure on European museums to return artifacts taken from Southeast Asia during colonial times could provide soft-power benefits for the EU amid attempts to improve its image in the region, analysts say.

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