Proud to be Khmer: King and PM push for youths to appreciate cultural heritage

Amid waning interest in Khmer culture among the younger generations, the King and the Prime Minister have urged parents and relevant authorities to promote activities which will encourage them to take pride in their heritage. ...

Torn Vibol

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

Cambodia breaks Guinness world record for largest display of origami hearts

Cambodia’s display of origami hearts was included in the Guinness Book of Records on Tuesday as the world’s largest show of origami hearts, breaking the previous record held by Britain, a Guinness World Records adjudicator announced. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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

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

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

Further heritage aiming to join Lakhon Khol

As the Kingdom marks the first anniversary of the inscription of traditional Cambodian dance drama Lakhon Khol on Unesco’s cultural heritage list, the government is preparing to have 10 other forms of tangible and intangible heritage registered with the UN body. ...

Khorn Savi

Bayon restoration to resume

The Japanese and Cambodian governments have allocated $1,5 million to fund phase five of the Bayon temple restoration project, a Unesco official said on Tuesday. Unesco Culture Programme Specialist Philippe Delanghe told The Post yesterday that the project which is slated to begin this year ...

Khouth Sophak Chakrya

New study reveals ancient site treasures

Experts have discovered more than 120 archaeological sites and three ancient locations in the Royal Academy of Cambodia Techo Sen Russey Trep Park in Preah Vihear province. ...

Pech Sotheary

Angkor Wat temple graffiti causes stir

The foreign letters written on the stones of the Angkor Wat temple were written during the 17th century and before the 1990s and there are no recent letters written by foreigners, the Apsara Authority has said. ...

Pech Sotheary

Museum at Preah Vihear Temple to open soon

Prime Minister Hun Sen and the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation will officially inaugurate a museum at the Preah Vihear World Heritage Site on March 20. Nov Sokuna, the director of the provincial culture and fine arts department, said the museum has been named ...

Sen David

Group aims to construct world’s longest wood boat

Cambodia is preparing to construct the longest wooden boat to break a world record currently held by China by making a boat about 85 metres long that can hold nearly 200 people. Sar Sokha, vice president of the Union of Youth Federations of Cambodia, said ...

Mom Kunthear

Arts can be cathartic for Khmer Rouge survivors: study

A small-scale research study carried out in Cambodia has indicated that the performing arts can serve as a form of catharsis and have value as potential reparations for survivors of the Khmer Rouge regime. ...

Yesenia Amaro

Ancient statue 50 percent repaired

Repairs on an ancient sandstone statue discovered in Siem Reap province in July are 50 percent complete, according to a report. The Angkor-era statue was found at the Tonle Sgnout temple by a group of Apsara Authority archaeologists working with colleagues from the Singapore-based Institute ...

Mom Kunthear

Government proposes $6B budget for 2018

The Council of Ministers on Friday approved a national budget for next year that calls for more than $6 billion in spending, the largest increase ever proposed for the Kingdom, with big boosts for education, defence and the arts. ...

Ben Sokhean

Making films about trafficking

Cambodian youngsters are being invited to take part in a video contest on the theme “Asean Against Trafficking – Humans Are Not For Sale”. The Cambodia Human Rights Committee (CHRC) has announced its support for the Asean Youth Video Competition, which aims to raise public awareness ...

Sen David

New instruments, but old venue woes for blind musicians

The Social Affairs Ministry has purchased $150,000 worth of musical instruments and sound equipment for Phnom Penh’s blind musicians in a bid to persuade them to perform in designated spaces, though many worry that restricted venues will limit their income. ...

Buth Kimsay

Government’s ‘late’ UNESCO bid draws social media outcry

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts yesterday announced that they have submitted the Khmer martial art Bokator, as well as Lakhon Khol – the traditional masked dance theatre – to be considered for recognition on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage list. ...

Rinith Taing

PM wants more Khmer-style art

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday urged Cambodian artists to include elements of national identity in their work to ensure they are not threatened with intellectual property rights lawsuits from international artists. ...

Mom Kunthear

Fine arts university to relocate

The government will spend at least $12 million to relocate the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) and build a cultural center on four hectares of land in Chroy Changvar district, while the old university buildings will be used to expand the National Museum. ...

Pech Sotheary

Culture groups told of copy limits by ministry

The Culture and Fine Arts Ministry has laid down rules for writers and artistic directors who want to reproduce works of literature, art and music.   ...

Pech Sotheary

Ambitious arts trial seeks to spark Cambodia’s creativity

A five-year pilot program is being created to integrate arts and culture into public schools throughout the country, and may help Cambodians develop a better understanding of their roots and the creative ability to take on global challenges. ...

Michelle Vachon

Cebuano musicians play in Cambodia

Twelve students of the Classic Orchestra Music School (COMS) wowed Cambodian royalty, making them forces to be reckoned with in the international music scene. ...

Jenara Regis Newman

Archeological dig starts at Angkor Thom

An archaeological dig at the ancient capital of Angkor Thom started on Monday in search of metal tools from the Kingdom’s Angkorian era. The École Française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), a French institute dedicated to the study of Asian societies, started the dig in cooperation with the ...

Tin Sokhavuth

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