Apsara is the most important classical dance in the Kingdom of Cambodia. It originated in Cambodia and dates back centuries. Apsara is anchored in ancient Khmer culture.

Apsaras are beautiful female spirits that rule the clouds and waters. They uniquely perform the enchanting Apsara dance. Buddhist and Hindu mythology alike believe these heavenly nymph-like creatures descend from the heavens to visit the earth.  Apsaras are messengers of peace between kings and gods.

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The Killing Fields and The Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum

The purpose of allowing tourists to visit the Killing Fields is not one intended to entertain. Nor is the reason the doors of Tuol Sleng are open to the public today. Tuol Sleng was originally a primary school. This ordinary school where children laughed, learned and played freely is now a museum. The Toul Sleng Genocide Museum.

The time in between is a time that should never have been. The point in time that I’m referring to is when the building was turned into a torturous and hideous place. A secret prison used by the Khmer Rouge during their unforgettable regime.

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Image of Angkor complex from drone

Angkor is the ancient capital of the great Khmer Empire. It is, without doubt, one of the most magnificent wonders of the world. As well as a site of immense archaeological significance. (more…)

A giant face of a smiling Buddha carved into one of the walls of Bayon temple, Cambodia.

Located in the heart of Angkor Thom, the Bayon is one of the city’s most extraordinary structures, epitomizing the “lost civilization” of Angkor. (more…)

Image of the Cambodian Royal Palace - Phnom Penh

The Cambodian Royal Palace was built in the mid-19th century in the classic Khmer style and is the official residence of Cambodia’s reigning monarch, King Sihamoni. (more…)

A picture from a mountain top across Cambodia's forested plains.

The main land use is agricultural at 32.1% of which 22.7% is arable, 0.9% permanent crops and 8.5% permanent pasture. Incredibly, forests still make up 56.5% of Cambodia’s land with 11.6% used for various other uses. (more…)