or Happy Khmer New Year! You’d say, whoa! were halfway through the year and you’re just celebrating new year? Yes, my dear friends, Cambodia (as well as Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India and Sri Lanka). You can check out this wiki article why these countries celebrate new year at this time. Anyway, this is a very […]
The past few days, I had been saddened by death, while amazed, warmed and awed with the Khmer people and the depth of love and respect they have for their revered King Father, Norodom Sihanouk. At the age of 89, King Sihanouk died in Beijing, China from natural causes on the early hours of October […]
Today’s Cambodia Snapshots entry.. A part of the Khmer wedding ceremony where the couple makes offerings to the monks and are given blessings.. Photo from my brother-in-law’s wedding.
I was just browsing some emails from some readers and two of them were asking me about Siem Reap. And I realized that its quite obvious that I don’t have the Siem Reap bias here in my blog. It’s not that I don’t love the place, I guess it just ceased to be a novelty […]
Two young Khmer girls giving some alms to an elder and doing the sompiah as a sign of respect. The elder in turn give thanks and blessings. This is one of favorite snapshots of Cambodia, it says a lot of their culture. Respecting elders is big deal here. Orkun Charan is the Khmer phrase for ‘thank […]
Traditional Khmer shadow puppet shows using light or fire against a white screen and puppets made of leather to tell stories.. A Wordless Wednesday entry..
Kandal is a Cambodian province not usually mentioned in tourist guides, and for some reason places like these appeal more to me. So when my sister-in-law suggested we go there, visit some family friends and also visit Wat Vihear Sour, a well known pagoda, I was all set to tag along. We also heard that […]
Have you ever wondered how the interiors of the pagodas look like? It’s actually one of my favorite things to see. So today’s Cambodia Snapshots entry features an interior of one pagoda in Kandal. I’m used to tagging along with my mother-in-law whenever she visits the pagodas and I think I’ll be forever in awe […]