The Strawmen

The Strawmen

Posted under: Divers
To scare the bad spirits, the villagers often put strawmen in front of the house. It usually happens during an epidemic, bad recolt…
The Killing Fields

The Killing Fields

Posted under: Killing Fields
The Cheung Ek genocide museum is located about 15 km from the centre of Phnom Penh. This is the location where the Khmer Rouges took their prisoners for execution. There were killing fields all over the country, but Cheung Ek was believed to be the largest. The prisoners were made to wait here to wait 24 ...
The legend of Yeah Pean

The legend of Yeah Pean

Posted under: Tonle Bati
A king of Angkor once fell in love with the daughter of a fisherman, the beautiful Yeah Pean. When the king left her after she got pregnant, he gave her a ring. The child she was to bear him should be brought to Angkor with the ring as identification, the king ordered. Dutifully, Yeah Pean ...
Phnom Chisor

Phnom Chisor

Posted under: Phnom Chisor
At the top of Phnom Chisor sits the well preserved Angkorian era temple ruin, built under King Suryavarman I during a period when Angkorian Empire was powerful and on the rise. This temple is Hindu as most of the temples of this period. One sees carved scenes with the Hindu Gods Braham, Shiva and Vishnu ...