Ministries and other national bodies

Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts

Prayer ceremony scheduled at Koh Ker site to mark UNESCO addition

A national prayer ceremony is set to take place at the Koh Ker temple complex to mark the recent inscription of the archaeological site in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, according to the National Authority for Preah Vihear (NAPV). ...

Kim Yutharo

Cambodia seeks UNESCO listings for Khmer Krama, S-21

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts will also request that the Khmer Krama and Tuol Sleng Prison (S-21) also be listed with UNESCO following the successful entry of Koh Ker temple on Sunday. ...

Hang Punreay

Koh Ker events a celebration of national prestige

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts is set to host a major celebration on the evening of September 20 to mark the addition of Koh Ker archaeological site to UNESCO’s World Heritage List on September 17. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Heritage site revamp aims to boost tourism

Historian and travel industry experts believe the redevelopment of the Luong Preah Sdach Korn Heritage Site in Ponhea Kraek district into a cultural and historical resort will enhance tourism and sustainability in Tbong Khmum province. ...

Chea Sokny

Ministry issue legal alert over deceptive online artefact ads

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has issued a warning of legal action against traders and online sellers who use photos of Cambodian artefacts on social media to promote the sale of art objects. The use of photographs of ancient artefacts which have been ...

Chea Sokny

MCFA seeks return of artefacts from Thailand and China

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts (MCFA) is requesting that precious artefacts of Khmer origin be returned from Thailand and China. The culture ministry is making every effort to rediscover and preserve Cambodian artefacts that disappeared during the civil war period. ...

Hang Punreay

Cambodia, EU to continue strengthening cultural collaboration

Cambodia and the European Union (EU) welcomed all new initiatives aiming to further strengthen their collaboration on cultural sector, especially on the exchange of information and cultural promotion. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, US sign cultural property cooperation agreement

The Cambodian Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and the US Embassy in Phnom Penh Wednesday signed a US-Cambodia Cultural Property Agreement extending for another five years the US ‘long-standing commitment to preserving and restoring Cambodia’s rich cultural heritage. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Samal urges SR authorities to expedite land title issuance

Say Samal, Minister of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, has urged provincial authorities to expedite the issuance of land titles to people who have volunteered to move out of Angkor Archaeological Park Area in Siem Reap province. ...

Torn Vibol

US ambassador commits to ties with Cambodia

The United States is scheduled to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts later this month in an effort to protect and restore Khmer culture, a move said to help the tourism sector’s rebound after being hit hard ...

Prak Chan Thul

Cambodia identifies nearly 30 natural protected areas with cultural heritage sites

The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts have identified 27 natural protected areas with cultural heritage sites out of 73 natural protected areas in Cambodia. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Ministry of Culture participates in the ASEAN-Korea Music Festival Committee Meeting

Kong Sothearith, Deputy Director General of the ASEAN Department of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, and So Sranos, Music Teacher of the Royal University of Fine Arts and Member of the National Representative Committee, attended the 2023 ASEAN-Korea Music Festival Committee Meeting from ...

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

Ministry to take action against pornographic, violent and immoral online content

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts has recommended cessation of the production, promotion and distribution of pornographic, violent and immoral video and related content that undermines Cambodian culture, traditions and values of women and children.   ...

Torn Vibol

Green pagoda grows organic

The chief monk of Sirisakor Daun Sdeurng Pagoda in Senareach Udom commune of Preah Sdech district in Prey Veng province is now distributing organic vegetables at the site, which was recently ranked as the number one pagoda for environmental friendliness out of the 551 active ...

Kim Sarom

PM: Cambodia thankful for return of antiquities

Prime Minister Hun Sen commended Cambodia’s foreign partners for their cooperation in returning precious antiquities that were looted by unscrupulous dealers during the country’s darkest hours. ...

Neang Sokunthea

Cambodia suggests neighbours to jointly register martial arts on UNESCO’s intangible heritage

Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has recommended the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts to work with its neingbouring counterparts for a joint registration of their martial arts on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. ...

Khmer Times Staff

ANA, Canadian team excavating temple’s platform east of Bayon

The Angkor Vihara Project of Canada’s University of Toronto is excavating an old temple in the Angkor Thom complex, some 200m east of the 12th-century Bayon, in collaboration with APSARA National Authority (ANA), according to the latter. ...

Post 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

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

ANA fells 100 trees too close to ancient sites

The Apsara National Authority (ANA) will fell and remove more than 100 trees from three important temple sites and some other areas in Prasat Bakong district and Siem Reap town, as they have a high risk of damaging temple grounds and important sites in the ...

Mom Kunthear

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