Cambodia

Phnom Penh City Bus, Map & Info

The city bus is the cheapest transportation with the traditional cyclo (like a tricycle) in Phnom Penh, the ticket costs only 1500 riels (approximately 40c) and the service intervals of 10 or 15 min depending the hours. City Bus line 01 for tourist attractions The Line 01 of the Phnom Penh City bus stops near most tourist attractions of the …

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Khmer Wedding

Khmer Weddings – the Traditional Combines with the Modern A traditional wedding required stamina and for the families involved, plenty of money. The celebrations were spread over several, very long days, and involved many changes of intricate costumes. The length of the weddings was dictated by the wealth of the bride and groom’s families. The ceremonies the lucky couple went …

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Religion in Cambodia

Buddhism in Cambodia Theravada Buddhism is the religion of between 90 and 95% of the Cambodian population and particularly among ethnic Khmers. In Cambodia the Buddhist way of life and Cambodian culture are inseparable, with the belief that each individual is fully responsible for their own actions, good or bad. There are three concepts to Theravada Buddhism. The first is …

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Apsara, Khmer Traditional Dance

Experience Apsara Dance for Yourself when you Visit Cambodia Apsara dance is extremely visually arresting. The dancers wear opulent costumes and glimmering gold head dresses. The movements of Apsara dance are usually described as having a balletic quality, often telling stories through a series of graceful leaps, bounds, and poses. A visit to an Apsara dance event is an essential …

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Bokator, Cambodian martial art

Traditional forms of martial arts are essential historical elements of many Asian countries. Cambodia’s endemic version is called Bokator in Khmer, interpreted as a method to fight lions. Extensive written history of Bokator does not exist, but it does have ancient origins. The oldest known depiction or records of Bokator can be traced to approximately 1,000 years ago to the …

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