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CNRP visits vietnamese prayer sites in Kampot

Bokor Mountain, Kampot province – Spurred on by social media rumors that Vietnamese tourists are flocking to this colonial-era retreat for elaborate, hidden ceremonies at the graves of their ancestors, CNRP lawmaker Yem Ponhearith on Thursday led about 50 officials here on a fact-finding trek. ...

Khuon Narim and Alex Willemyns

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will investigate religious ceremonies by Vietnamese on Bokor Mountain

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will investigate on a scene where religious rituals have held by the Vietnamese on the Bokor Mountain, in Kampot province. This measure happened simultaneously after the Seventh Commission of the National Assembly summoned the minister to clarify on ...

Prach Chev

Races raise excitement for return of water festival

Thousands of competitors and spectators headed to Phnom Penh’s riverside on Sunday as preliminary races got underway for the upcoming Water Festival, which begins Wednesday. Hundreds of competitors sat under trees or wandered along the waterfront with oars over their shoulders as crowds and anticipation built ...

Mech Dara and George Wright

Ministry rolls out new strategy to revitalize arts

The Ministry of Culture on Tuesday introduced the country’s first strategic cultural policy, an ambitious plan that includes setting up provincial cultural centers, launching arts education in schools, holding annual cultural events and promoting individual artists. Speaking to an audience that included representatives from the leading ...

Kuch Naren and Michelle Vachon

Cambodian officials pledge to further promote cultural, people-to-people ties with China

Senior Cambodian officials on Tuesday vowed to further enhance cultural and people-to-people relations between Cambodia and China for the benefits of the two countries and peoples. “Cambodia supports all activities to broaden cultural ties with China,” Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona said ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodian youths urged to help preserve culture

A national seminar on youth and cultural development was held here Monday with an aim to encourage young people to help safeguard, preserve and develop national culture, officials said. The two-day event brought together 700 participants, including culture officials, artists, archeologists, historians, and youths, said Culture ...

ASEAN-China Center News Staff

Temple may be heritage site

Sambor Prei Kuk, the seventh-century temple of the pre-Angkorian Chenla Kingdom built by Isanavarman I, is to be submitted for consideration as a World Heritage Site to UNESCO. The announcement came yesterday at a seminar on research and conservation on the temple complex, the most important ...

Chhay Channyda

‘Fake’ Buddha must be monitored, Hun Sen says

Prime Minister Hun Sen has waded into the case of a man claiming to be a reincarnation of Buddha, ordering Cults and Religion Minister Min Khin to keep a close eye on the situation. Authorities say that Thean Vuthy, who dresses in white robes and sits ...

Khy Sovuthy

Cambodia's Angkor artifacts to be exhibited in China

Eighty masterpieces from Cambodia’s renowned Angkor Wat Temple will be displayed in China for six months, aiming at promoting cultural ties between the two countries. Cambodian Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Phoeurng Sackona and Liu Shuguang, director general of the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage, ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Cambodian Confucius Institute organizes Chinese proficiency contest for secondary students

The Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia on Wednesday hosted the 7th Chinese Bridge Chinese proficiency competition for Cambodian secondary students. Fourteen Cambodian candidates, who had been shortlisted from dozens of students, were contested in the final stage on Wednesday. Each contestant was given three ...

Xinhuanet News Staff

Shops unfazed by annual bootleg DVD crush

The Ministry of Culture steamrolled 300,000 bootlegged DVDs Monday in its annual celebration of efforts to stamp out piracy. But at DVD shops across Phnom Penh, where pirated movies are sold for $1.50 or less, owners said they see little threat to their businesses. ...

Sek Odom and Alex Consiglio

Institute feeling crowded

Construction work at the site of Phnom Penh’s Buddhist Institute by Hong Kong-listed casino operator NagaCorp has caused concern among staff that the large development is driving away students. In recent days, a wall separating the institute from Hun Sen Park in Chamkarmon district’s Tonle Bassac ...

Chhay Channyda

Khiri Travel helps Cambodia’s Banteay Chhmar community with a new tourism product

Banteay Chhmar Community-Based Tourism project is a group of local villagers from the Banteay Chhmar community dedicated to preserving and protecting the cultural heritage of their local temple site. Khiri Travel is aiming to create a responsible tourism industry in the town of Banteay Chhmar. The CBT ...

Luc Citrinot

Temple to be restored

A stone wall from the Angkorian-era Banteay Chhmar temple that was damaged in a rainstorm last month will be repaired in July, an official said yesterday. Yang Tangkouy, a provincial official, said the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts is cooperating with UNESCO on the restoration ...

Mom Kunthear

Cambodia announces Intellectual Property Rights laws to protect artists and musicians' works

Cambodia announces today a new Intellectual Property Rights laws drafted to protect the country’s artists and musicians and their works from counterfeiting in accordance with interntional IPR standards. An event held at Ministry of Commerce was attended by newly-appointed Sun Chanthol, Minister of Commerce, who has ...

The Cambodia Herald News Staff

Ministry Says no to CNRP ceremony at Tuol Sleng

The Ministry of Culture on Tuesday rejected the opposition CNRP’s request to hold a ceremony at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum for those who died under the Khmer Rouge. In a letter dated Monday to the CNRP, Chamroeun Vantha, director general of the Culture Ministry’s administration ...

Aun Pheap

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