Here in Cambodia, Water Festival, or Bon Om Touk, is upon us. The Tonle Sap and Mekong River are the heart and soul of Cambodia; every November the Tonle Sap changes its course and Cambodians gather in Phnom Penh and … Continue reading
Art & Culture
The best of Cambodian art and artists and what cultural happenings are going on around town.
In Cambodia, Battambang is synonymous with art. For hundreds of years, Battambang was Cambodia’s hub of arts and culture, before the Khmer Rouge destroyed the arts scene in the 1970s. Over thirty years later, there’s an artistic revival in the … Continue reading
Expats move to Cambodia for a plethora of reasons: to set up new businesses, teach English, even retire. But the expats that move to Cambodia to pursue their creative dreams are the ones closest to my heart, if only because … Continue reading
Charles Fox is a Cambodia-based British photographer who works for publications around the world. After first moving to Cambodia in late 2005, he moved to the UK where he started collecting photographs of the Cambodian diaspora. He moved back to … Continue reading
In many ways, the Cambodian art scene is still in its infancy, but draws on a long and powerful history of traditional Khmer arts. The Khmer Rouge period destroyed much of that history, but today young artists are working to … Continue reading
Lim Muy Theam is a Cambodian artist whose trademark lacquer pieces capture moments in time in the lives of ordinary Cambodians, from farmers herding cattle to monks collecting alms. Theam’s work captures the beauty and mundanity of daily life in … Continue reading