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Yale scholar of Cambodia uncovers rare 19th-century Khmer-language documents

April 2018 marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge, the regime that is responsible for the genocide that in four years took the lives of over 1.5 million people. The genocide is today known as one of the worst human tragedies of the last century.

New Year in Cambodia: Prayers, pagodas and parties

Cambodian New Year marks the end of harvesting season. Cambodians return to their ancestral homes for three days of celebrations.

A culinary adventure in Cambodia

From tarantulas to red tree ants, the cuisine of Cambodia throws up some wild options

Cambodia’s first contemporary dance company pushes boundaries

Modern dancers dispel doubts as art forms diverge from country's traditions

Cambodian survivors of the Khmer Rouge tell their stories

A film and discussion of the Cambodian genocide highlight human rights violations.

Four Chinese Nationals for Alleged ‘Drilling’ at Angkor War Complex

The body that oversees the ancient Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Cambodia has said it detained four Chinese nationals this week for alleged drilling at the site.

Modern dancers go toe-to-toe with Cambodian tradition

The New Cambodian Artists, the first contemporary dance troupe in the country, was once banned from performing at the nearby Angkor UNESCO World Heritage Site because their style was “not Cambodian enough.”

Cambodia’s royal oxen predict good harvests this year

Cambodia’s royal oxen predicted a bountiful harvest of rice, the country’s biggest crop, as well as corn and beans at an ancient royal plowing ceremony on Thursday.

Derry director’s Cambodian film charts gross injustice

Chris Kelly first visited Cambodia as a back-packer tourist in 2006. "I'd been travelling around south-east Asia and ended up spending a few months in Cambodia. I fell really in love with the place; the people were so friendly and warm and generous. But there was also this dark history there, just underneath the surface."

Royal ballet of Cambodia performed in Beijing to celebrate anniversary of...

The world-famous Royal ballet of Cambodia was performed in Beijing on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between China and Cambodia.

Chinese arts performance held in Cambodia to mark 60th anniversary of...

A troupe of Chinese artists from eastern China's Jiangsu province performed a variety of traditional dances, songs and acrobatics here on Saturday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the China-Cambodia diplomatic relations.

Royal ballet of Cambodia to take center stage at Beijing arts...

Royal Ballet of Cambodia is expected to grace the stage in Beijing during the upcoming Meet in Beijing Arts Festival. It will also be part of the cultural events marking the 60th anniversary of China-Cambodia ties.

New Feature Film Chronicles Cambodian Family with Melody of Sin Sisamuth...

A Khmer pop song of the 1960s is the pulse of a new feature film about three generations of a Cambodian family that will premiere in Los Angeles in early May.

Memorial to Khmer Rouge victims erected in Paris

A memorial to Khmer Rouge victims – the first of its kind in Europe – was unveiled in Paris on Tuesday by Mayor Anne Hidalgo, 43 years after Phnom Penh fell to the ultra-Maoist regime.

A scholar’s journey to understand the needs of Pol Pot’s survivors

Forty-three years ago today, the Khmer Rouge took power in Cambodia. Their radical regime, led by the dictator Pol Pot, inflicted countless atrocities and left deep wounds.

Ancient martial art that spawned Muay Thai undergoes a rebirth in...

Thought to date back 2,000 years and depicted on temple walls at Angkor, bokator was almost wiped out by the Khmer Rouge. One man, San Kim Sean, has devoted his life to reviving it, and slowly but surely it is gaining recognition.

The changing face of Cambodia’s beauty industry

Leang Syna is arguably Cambodia’s top makeup and beauty professional, having worked on films sets with award-winning directors such as Rithy Panh and, more recently, Hollywood giant Angelina Jolie.

Cocktail maestros are shaking up Phnom Penh’s bar scene

The Cambodian capital’s nightlife is changing from workaday to sophisticated. Tamara Hinson raises a stylish glass

Bearing witness to Cambodia’s horror, 20 years after Pol Pot’s death

Twenty years ago, on April 15, 1998, Pol Pot, the leader of Cambodia’s genocidal government during the late 1970s, died in his sleep at the age of 73.

Beyond the Crowds of Angkor, Cambodia

There’s no denying that Cambodia’s Angkor has gone into mass tourism mode, its timeless feel all-too-easily obscured by the constant presence of tour groups.