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17 Nov 2018 | 12:58 am

Southern Food Festival opens in Tra Vinh province - Nhan Dan Online


Nhan Dan Online

Southern Food Festival opens in Tra Vinh province
Nhan Dan Online
The Ok-Om-Bok festival received the title of 'National Intangible Cultural Heritage' in 2014. Ok-Om-Bok, a moon worshipping ritual performed by the Khmer ethnic group, is one of the three main festivals they celebrate every year. The Khmer ...

16 Nov 2018 | 11:38 pm

Angkor Wat lives up to its reputation - Western Producer


Western Producer

Angkor Wat lives up to its reputation
Western Producer
... is in a class by itself. Founded in the 12th century, Angkor was capital of the vast Khmer Empire that ruled much of southeast Asia. ... Guided tours to the UNESCO World Heritage Site abound, though it is fairly easy to visit on your own. The ...

16 Nov 2018 | 2:04 pm

Preah Vihear gets new water pumps - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

Preah Vihear gets new water pumps
Khmer Times
While the place has gained global recognition for its Preah Vihear Temple, which is even listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, a bulk of the residents unfortunately do not have access to safe and sustainable water. Although safe water has been ...

15 Nov 2018 | 4:37 pm

How this young Buddhist monk uses Instagram to connect with Khmer youth - KUOW News and Information


KUOW News and Information

How this young Buddhist monk uses Instagram to connect with Khmer youth
KUOW News and Information
he Khmer Rouge genocide erased Khmer culture in Cambodia in the 1970s. As a result, some Khmer youth in America are now disconnected from their heritage. Venerable Prenz Sa-Ngoun is a twenty-year-old Cambodian-American Buddhist monk who's ...

13 Nov 2018 | 5:26 pm

Silk Road's Gansu - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

Silk Road's Gansu
Khmer Times
Located in the upper reaches of the famed Yellow River, northwest China's Gansu province is well known as home of grottoes art, cultural heritage sites, magnificent natural scenery and also the key area of the ancient Silk Road route, which was the ...

8 Nov 2018 | 3:18 pm

The digitised future: How libraries are pioneering a cultural transformation - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

The digitised future: How libraries are pioneering a cultural transformation
Khmer Times
Germany is lagging behind the fast-paced digitisation happening in places like the Baltic states, with libraries in Latvia and Lithuania playing a leading role in the digital preservation of cultural heritage, writes DW's Sabine Peschel. Some 120 ...

6 Nov 2018 | 12:49 pm

Cambodia's most diligent and heroic architect - Roads and Kingdoms


Cambodia's most diligent and heroic architect
Roads and Kingdoms
Before the Khmer Rouge, Dy Proeung worked as a draftsman for Conservation d'Ankor, a branch of the French research institute Ecole Francaise D'Extreme Orient (EFEO) designed to safeguard Cambodia's temples. He had always felt a pull towards the arts ...

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5 Nov 2018 | 9:56 am

Vandalism and neglect haunt Libya's ancient heritage sites - Khmer Times


Vandalism and neglect haunt Libya's ancient heritage sites
Khmer Times
SHAHAT (Reuters) – Graffiti covers the ruins of Cyrene in eastern Libya, a city founded by Greeks more than 2,600 years ago that once attracted tourists but is now neglected and the target of vandals. Insecurity and looting has hit Libya's ...

28 Oct 2018 | 7:07 pm

Bokator to feature in Korea Martial Arts contest - Khmer Times


Bokator to feature in Korea Martial Arts contest
Khmer Times
The chapey is an instrument with two to four strings used for traditional music, and when combined with poems in Khmer, becomes the chapey dong veng. The Angkor archaeological site was acknowledged as a World Heritage site in 1992, while Preah ...

25 Oct 2018 | 1:04 pm

World-curious Chinese can now tour Asean without leaving home - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

World-curious Chinese can now tour Asean without leaving home
Khmer Times
Hu Yang, director of marketing, said the theme park's distinguishing feature is its ability to bring cultural, historical and natural heritage sites from around Asean to China. This allows people to get a taste of what is in store for them should they ...

24 Oct 2018 | 1:54 pm