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.
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.
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.
The Cambodian capital’s nightlife is changing from workaday to sophisticated. Tamara Hinson raises a stylish glass
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.
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.
Two weeks ago, shortly after it turned 2am, Sami’s boat rolled over on the waves of the Mekong river and tipped all of her possessions into the water—including Lydie, her newborn daughter. 'Just like that, she was gone,' the 16-year-old remembers.
When she was 11, Bonna Neang woke daily at first light to a Khmer Rouge tune broadcast over a public speaker in a hamlet in Cambodia’s rural Banteay Meanchey province.
These historic images of the Far East captured by Scottish photographer John Thomson will be exhibited in London for the first time this month.
An archaeological dig drawing to a close this week at Siem Reap's Phnom Kulen has lent greater credence to the theory that it was the site of the royal palace of the Angkor Empire's first ruler, Jayavarman II.
Cambodia’s pagodas have long been home to men and women who have left their lives behind and dedicated themselves to following the Buddha’s teachings. But unlike monks, the Kingdom’s female devotees enjoy little of the prestige and education granted to their male counterpart.
Record producer, Ian Brennan, and his wife Marilena Delli, a photographer and documentary filmmaker, are on a quest for the unknown and unfamiliar. Their passion for discovering uniqueness in human stories and music has taken them to far-flung places around the world, from Malawi to record songs by prisoners, to rural Rwanda and Cambodia to give voice to genocide survivors.
For Cambodian Americans, April marks the Khmer new year. It's also when survivors of the Cambodian genocide remember the fall of Phnom Penh.
In my many travels around the world I have come across many brave people - Sovanratana Boung would have to be one of the most courageous
A Cambodia researcher has said that Vietnam took a risk by supporting Prime Minister Hun Sen but saw him as an intelligent and capable leader who could support their narrative of liberation from the Khmer Rouge.
A charming surprise lies amidst the trendy cafés and craft cocktail bars that now populate Phnom Penh’s Russian Market neighbourhood. The fairtrade fashion enterprise Goel Community fits right into this burgeoning creative hub by donning its handmade, homegrown, all-natural badge with pride.
Kak Channthy, lead vocalist and songwriter of The Cambodian Space Project, grew up admiring Khmer rock heroes and became a musical ambassador, before her life was cut short by a traffic accident in Phnom Penh
The memory of the Khmer Rouge's many torture victims is being kept alive through a special conservation project. Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum holds the clothes of thousands who were killed in the Cambodian genocide in the late 1970's.
Cambodian singer Kak Channthy rose from poverty to perform in front of audiences worldwide. Dubbed Cambodia's Amy Winehouse, she was the voice and face of a revival of the legendary 1960s rock scene that swept the country pre-genocide.
Old men fry tarantulas in chili oil. People snack on crispy grasshoppers like they would a bag of Cheetos. Buckets of crickets, grasshoppers and giant water bugs lay next to yams, cilantro and curry leaves in the intimidating culinary scene of Cambodia’s markets.