History

The football tournament known as the President’s Cup, or the Korea Cup, was won by Cambodia in 1973.

Did you know? In 1973, in Seoul, Korea, Cambodia (Khmer Republic) won the President’s Cup (also known as the Korea Cup) football tournament. The tournament took place between September 22 and September 30, 1973. Burma and the Khmer Republic (Cambodia) ended up in a 0–0 draw and shared the trophy. Undoubtedly, football is the most …

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The Royal Ballet is celebrating its 19th year as a UNESCO intangible heritage.

Apsara Dance, the ancient royal dance known for its graceful hand gestures and stunning costumes, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on November 7, 2003, in Istanbul, Turkey. While listing, UNESCO designated Cambodia’s Apsara Dance as a “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.” This has not only increased the legendary status …

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Do you know? Angkor is known as the world’s first megacity and as a hydraulic city.

Angkor is known as the world’s first megacity and a hydraulic city. According to Evans et al. (2007), the area of Angkor’s urban complex was around 900 to 1,100 square kilometers, which is over four times the size of modern-day New York City. Angkor was a low-density city with dwellings and water tanks scattered over …

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Yajnavaraha (10th century) : Royal Physician and Priest

Yajnavaraha (10th century) was a priest-doctor and royal physician at King Rajendravarman’s court in Angkor, Cambodia, where he practised traditional Cambodian medicine and Ayurveda. He was the grandson of King Harshavarman I and a royal Brahmin. The majority of his knowledge came from his father Damodara, a vedic scholar. He was well-known for his religious …

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The story behind the name Bayon

The Bayon is one of the most well-known Angkor complex buildings. The majority of people, however, are unaware that it was originally a mispronunciation. Bayon’s original Hindu name was Jayagiri (or victory mountain). One of the more well-known, well-liked, and beautiful buildings in the Angkor Wat Archaeological Park is the Bayon Temple. The temple, which …

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