As far back as illustrations go, Cambodians have built wooden homes according to certain set designs and styles that still dot the contemporary landscape, whether in Oddar Meanchey or Takeo provinces.
Although numerous Khmer temples built before the 13th Century can be found throughout Cambodia, no vestige of a royal palace had ever been found outside the walled city of Angkor Thom in Siem Reap’s Angkor park.
None, that is, until now.
After five years of excavation at Roluos on the outskirts of Siem Reap town, an archeological team has turned out traces of large and lavish wooden buildings as well as fragments of Chinese and Middle Eastern ceramics. The team believes it has located Jayavarman II’s royal palace of the late eighth century.
Prasat sambor, Kompong Thom – When Atsuhito Nakata arrived 15 years ago, Prasat Sambor district was a very different place.
Siem reap town – When Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the Angkor National Museum last November, it had already attracted all the criticisms that a facility built on a deal between the government and a foreign company could receive.
Walking into Michel Tranet’s house is like stepping into an era past—well, a few dozen eras actually.
At the ground level, his Phnom Penh home looks positively 12th century. The broad stone foundation is decked with carvings, and the window spaces, as is typical of Angkorian temples, are largely taken up by stone balusters.
Following weeks of international diplomacy, government and resistance forces agreed on Friday to a ceasefire, officials said.
he difference in cultures was obvious when three gregarious French musicians came bounding up the stairs toward a small group of Khmer musicians, showering them with bear hugs and kisses on both cheeks.
Don’t give people a watch for their birthday, because it reminds them that life is short. Don’t talk about “loving” in front of a woman. And don’t talk about Vietnam.
poey commune, Ratanakkiri province – In November, the sound of chainsaws in a nearby “spirit” forest upset a farmer in this usually tranquil Kreung hill-tribe community.