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Celebrations are set to feature traditional games and dancing along with a giant rice cake, Khmer hat, palm pipe and chess game

Jeweller Ly Pisith has received an international award.
Sat, 11 April 2015

Stones in silver score Piseth jewellery award

Siem Reap bespoke jeweller Ly Pisieth has been recognised for his series of designs that evoke the vast carvings of the Angkorian temples

Damien Evans, research fellow at the École Française d’Extrême-Orient, Tan Boun Suy, deputy director-general of APSARA and Jean-Baptiste Chevance, Archaeology and Development Foundation program manager
Sat, 4 April 2015

Record-breaking aerial laser survey to reveal Kingdom's historical secrets

Following the incredible discoveries of the first ‘lidar’ project around Angkor Wat, archaeologists have big hopes for a second, much-larger survey

The students at Ecole du Bayon
Sat, 28 March 2015

The sweet secret of Temple Town

At Ecole du Bayon, young women are taught the fine points of baking pastries fit for the Kingdom’s best hotels

Mane Key
Sat, 28 March 2015

New hotel takes guests on a historical journey

A decade of global travel, a passion for boutique hotels, and a desire to show guests that there is more to Cambodian history than the Angkor era and Khmer Rouge period inspired Cambodian businesswoman Mane Key to open the new Mane

Thai seafood
Sat, 21 March 2015

Guest chefs to provide a taste of top Thai food

Siem Reap is set to get a taste of – and lesson in – first rate Thai food when Bangkok chefs Duangporn “Bo” Songvisava and Dylan Jones host a series of “pop-up dinners” and a cooking class this week.

Joannès Rivière
Sat, 14 March 2015

Chef Rivière’s restaurant named best in Cambodia

Cuisine Wat Damnak in Siem Reap was this week named Best Restaurant in Cambodia when it entered the prestigious Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list at number 50, the first time a Cambodian restaurant has been included on the list.

 Adam Rodwell And David Stirling
Sat, 7 March 2015

Kandal Village and the birth of cool

Not much to look at, yet home to some of Siem Reap’s most fashionable spots, a gritty backstreet has emerged as one of Temple Town’s most stylish destinations

Elizabeth Becker’s most recent work focuses on the dangers of tourism.
Sat, 7 February 2015

Taking preservation beyond platitudes

Award-winning American journalist and author Elizabeth Becker began her career in Cambodia in 1972 as a war correspondent.

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