Arts & Culture

Three lives in Angkor

At the height of its splendour, the Khmer Empire stretched across all of Indochina, drawing tribute and trade from nations across the known world. Working from 13th century records and scenes of

Two thousand years of Cambodian history

From the sacred statues of ancient Funan to the killing fields of the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s history charts the rise, fall and rebirth of a wondrous civilisation

Kong Vireak, director of the National Museum of Cambodia

Into the past: Cambodia’s National Museum

A treasure trove of ancient artefacts and cultural curios, Cambodia’s National Museum is an important site for any visitor to the country. We meet the man at the helm of this august

A Cambodian funeral

Discover’s guide to Cambodian cultural events

Been invited to a wedding? Wondering about the ubiquitous small houses stuffed with burning incense? Let us help you delve deeper into a few of Cambodia’s cultural rites

Receiving a crown is an important, and reverential, part of the Sacred Dancers' ritual

Amazing grace: the sacred ritual of Apsara dancing

The ancient Cambodian art of apsara dancing is a popular attraction at numerous hotels and restaurants. However, some of the country’s finest practitioners are to be found in a small village in

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A night at the museum: Cambodian Living Arts

The Kingdom’s artistic legacy barely survived the Khmer Rouge regime. Decades on, traditional dancers from Cambodian Living Arts are enthralling audiences once more

Banteay Srei

Cambodia’s temples: five of the best

Archaeologist Dougald O’Reilly helps us navigate the Kingdom’s historic temples by sharing his insights into the treasures found at Angkor and beyond

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The right note: Laura Mam

Singing sensation Laura Mam is making waves in the music industry with her fresh take on Cambodian pop

Drenched in imagination: Anida Yoeu Ali

Award-winning artist Anida Yoeu Ali, who was born in Battambang and raised in Chicago, talks about her celebrated series, the Buddhist Bug, and Cambodia’s captivating art scene

In the frame: Cambodia’s art scene

With local art garnering worldwide attention, explore these galleries and exhibition spaces to learn more about the Kingdom’s creatives

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