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Wat Damnak Pagoda in Siem Reap has been a learning center for over 100 years.

King Jayavarman VII established an education system inside the Buddhist temples around the Angkor Complex during his reign in the late 12th century.  Mathematics, astrology, public health, art, and traditional culture were all taught by a king or a priest in the temples. In the 16th century, pagodas became centers of learning for the local …

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Three generations of Chapei Dang Veng performers came together to celebrate its UNESCO listing.

Performers from three generations of the Chapei Dang Veng met on Wednesday in Sorya Market in Phnom Penh to celebrate the instrument’s sixth anniversary after it was included to UNESCO’s 2016 list of intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent protection. A group of singers from various age groups gave a performance while teaching the …

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Kun Lbokator, Cambodia’s traditional martial arts, is listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

The traditional martial art of Cambodia, Kun Lbokator also known as Bokator, is recognized by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. This was announced by UNESCO and Samdech Hun Sen, Cambodia’s Prime Minister, on their official social media pages. Bokator, also known as lobokkatao, is a traditional Cambodian martial art that was developed by Angkor …

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Digital transformation is key to enhancing Cambodia’s education sector.

Written by H.E Samheng Boros The future of education is brighter than ever. The pandemic’s two years created the stage for newer possibilities and unique learning perspectives. The COVID-19 outbreak has pushed digital transformation in Cambodian higher education. This phenomenon presents an excellent opportunity for the Cambodian education system to adapt and improve the integration of …

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Queen Indradevi : Cambodia’s first known female poet.

The massive inscription discovered at Phimeanakas in the province of Siem Reap, Cambodia, contains the inscription of Queen Indradevi in Sanskrit, which she wrote somewhere between 1190 and 1200 AD. Her poetry demonstrates her near-perfect knowledge of the language as well as its complex poetic patterns. We are fortunate to have a translation of one …

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IBIS Rice: Cambodia’s 100% organic and sustainable Rice

IBIS Rice initiative improves farm life while protecting wildlife throughout the Kingdom. The non-profit IBIS Rice Project was started to link livelihoods with wildlife conservation in rural Cambodia and is run in conjunction with the Wildlife Conservation Society Cambodia (WCS Cambodia) and the Ministry of Environment, Cambodia. The project encourages farmers in protected rural areas …

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