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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.

Empty Nets Syndrome: How young fishing families on Cambodia’s Mekong are...

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.

Cambodia Faces ‘Dark Episode’ With Revival of Traditional Arts, Culture

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.

Inside a forgotten kingdom: Incredible unseen images of China, Cambodia and...

These historic images of the Far East captured by Scottish photographer John Thomson will be exhibited in London for the first time this month.

Kulen dig leaves archaeologists more convinced site was once palace of...

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.

Praying for equality: Cambodia’s holy women battling to become female monks

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.

Giving World’s Unfamiliar Music the Exposure It Deserves

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.

I’m a survivor of genocide. Here’s what I found when I...

For Cambodian Americans, April marks the Khmer new year. It's also when survivors of the Cambodian genocide remember the fall of Phnom Penh.