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While the tradition of ‘merit releasing’ birds is rooted in Buddhist principles of compassion, the worldly effects are devastating for the Kingdom’s wildlife

Somnieng Hoeurn retired as the deputy head at Siem Reap’s Wat Damnak last week
Sat, 2 May 2015

Former senior Wat Damnak monk eyes future in politics

After retiring from the monkhood, Somnieng Hoeurn wants to do good as a secular man – even though that means making mistakes

Taiwan’s Formosa Circus Arts incorporate stunt work into their act
Sat, 2 May 2015

Circus festival brings acts from all over the world

More than 50 jugglers, acrobats, magicians, dancers and stunt artists from Asia and Europe are set to join Cambodia’s circus performers for a tour around the Kingdom starting this week.

Last year’s giant rice cake weighed 2.8 tonnes
Sat, 11 April 2015

Going big for Khmer New Year party in Siem Reap

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.

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