Ethnic minorities and indigenous people

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Preah Vihear marks 16th anniversary of heritage listing

To mark the 16th anniversary of Preah Vihear temple’s designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the National Authority for Preah Vihear organised a heritage run and tree planting event yesterday at the Preah Vihear Temple. ...

Som Sotheary

Experts discuss conservation, development of Cambodia’s UNESCO-listed Preah Vihear

The International Coordinating Committee for the Safeguarding and Development of the Preah Vihear (ICC-Preah Vihear) held its eighth plenary and technical session in northwest Cambodia on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Bokator Master hospitalised, concerned his documentation work won’t be completed

Master San Kim Sean, the founder of the Cambodia Bokator Federation and the Cambodia Bokator Academy, expressed yesterday his concern about completing his documentation of the martial art, as his health is deteriorating daily. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodian-Chinese Cultural Industry inks pact to promote Khmer Culture

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cambodia-China Cultural and Tourism Industry Promotion Association to promote Cambodian arts and culture. ...

Torn Vibol

Koh Ker Temple set to be listed as World Heritage Site

Koh Ker Temple, a remote archaeological site in northern Cambodia about 120 km away from Siem Reap and an ancient capital of the Khmer Empire is set to be listed as a World Heritage Site. ...

Son Minea

APSARA continues consolidating platform of Angkor Wat’s Bakan Tower

Experts from the Department of Conservation of Monuments and Preventive Archaeology at the APSARA National Authority continue the third phase project of consolidating the platform of Angkor Wat’s Bakan tower to strengthen the damaged structure. ...

កែវ​ ​រចនា

PM urges creation of new art works focusing on national identity

Prime Minister Hun Sen has encouraged the creation of new and creative works of art with a focus on national image and identity. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Culture minister calls to protect artifacts and heritage buildings

Minister of Culture and Fine arts Phoeurng Sackona called on authorities from three key ministries to join forces to help protect antiquities and heritage buildings from vandalism and demolition. ...

Hang Punreay

Kun Lbokator inscribed on representative list of intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Kun Lbokator, Cambodia’s traditional martial art, has just been inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Kampong Chhnang plans to hold traditional kite flying festival

The Department of Culture and Fine Arts of Kampong Chhnang province is making 100 kites to dedicate to the wind god at a traditional event that Cambodians hold on December 8. ...

Torn Vibol

Cambodian artefact-finding team turns search to museums in Asia

After campaigns to retrieve Cambodian artefacts mostly focused in the western hemisphere, the Cambodian delegation searching for the looted artefacts will be focusing on museums in Asia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Hun Sen: CPP properly implements racial and religious harmony policy

Hun Sen, Prime Minister and President of the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), reaffirmed on Thursday that CPP has carried out well the policy of racial and religious harmony, which allows all religions to coexist. ...

Khmer Times Staff

PM: Religion plays key role in building mental peace and social security

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, said on Thursday that religion plays a key role in building mental peace, social security, and religious harmony in Cambodia and around the world. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Vietnam, Cambodia boost cooperation in culture, art

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong and  secretary of state and spokesman of Cambodia’s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts Long Ponnasirivath signed a cultural and artistic cooperation programme for the 2023 – 2027 period at a meeting in Ho ...

Khmer Times Staff

Guatemala and Cambodia to foster culture and trade cooperation

The Republic of Guatemala is committed to further promote the cooperation on culture and trade with Cambodia. The commitment was made by Carlos Humberto Jiménez Licona, newly-appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Guatemala to Cambodia, while paying a courtesy call on Cambodian Acting Head of ...

Khmer Times Staff

U.S. deeply values and admires Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage

The United States has deeply valued and admires Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage, underlined Eric Catalfamo, Director of Cultural Heritage Centre in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, when addressing the International Conference on Cultural Property Protection in Siem ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, India speak highly of cultural cooperation

Cambodia and India have highly valued their cultural cooperation focusing mainly on ancient temple conservation, Sanskrit and Khmer language studies, young leaders’ exchange, and textiles museum enhancement. ...

Khmer Times Staff

U.S. repatriates 27 looted cultural artifacts to Cambodia in handover ceremony

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel J. Kritenbrink, U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy, and Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona celebrated the repatriation of 27 looted artifacts to Cambodia at the National Museum today. ...

Khmer Times Staff

No one left behind: Cambodian Muslims get free medical examinations

Rofi Osman, Member of the National Assembly, presided over a large-scale medical mission that saw 500 people from the Khmer Muslim community get free medical examinations. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Boom in high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh, despite pandemic

Despite the pandemic, there has been a boom in the development of high-end residential projects in Phnom Penh. The construction sector is one of the country’s main economic engines. ...

Sorn Sarath and Seoung Nimol

Hun Sen extends congratulations to Muslim community in conjunction with Ramadan

Prime Minister Hun Sen has extended his congratulations and best wishes to the Muslim community members in the country and around the world on Ramadan. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia rewards Church for its contribution to society

The Vicar Apostolic of Phnom Penh, Bishop Olivier Michel Marie Schmitthaeusler (MEP) has been recognized by the Cambodian Government as representative of the Catholic Church for his contribution to society. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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