Traditional Khmer rules for men and women

November 25, 2018

Many Cambodian women are expected to follow some archaic rules like: No sex before marriage  & No boyfriend Come back home before sunset Obey parents decisions including their choice of husband – arranged marriages are still common Study only till primary school after which their parents will force them to stop as they are expected to become…

Buddhism in Cambodia

November 25, 2018

Khmer people are mostly relaxed Buddhists, that is they follow similar beliefs to Thais but are rather less obsessive about it. 4 rules for the Cambodian buddhist No lying  No stealing someone else’s spouse No consuming alcohol  No annoying other people All buddhist people need to follow these 4 rule for their living.  Cambodian people over 60 years…

average wage for Cambodian

November 22, 2018

Q/ What is the average wage for Cambodian ? A/ The average wage for Cambodian people is 150$-300$ per month. Q/ what is the average salary for university degree ? A/ university degree would get salary from 400$-1,000$ depending on their profession and skills. Example: breakfast in local restaurants from 1.5$ – 3$ , lunch…

formerly only for royals to see

Apsara performance – Traditional Cambodian Dancing

October 14, 2016

Apsara អប្សរា is short for  Tep Apsara (very beautiful women), but usually refers to the Apsara dancing performance which in previous times were only performed before the king or royal family due to the  sacred nature of the dance. Fortunately now we treat visitors to Cambodia as though they are royal, and you are welcome to watch this…

Everyday Khmer Life

Old market Siem Reap ( Phasar Chas )

April 26, 2016

Old Market – Phasar Chas (Angkor Night Market) Siem Reap The Old Market is the oldest local market in Siem Reap city. It has become very famous with tourists due to its reasonable prices, huge variety of merchandise and local produce. It is also very much a market for the locals and offers a real…

Cambodia Country ( Sovann Phum or Golden land )

April 23, 2016

Cambodia (Kampuchea) is the located in Southeast Asia bordering Thailand, Lao and Vietnam. Cambodia is officially known as Kingdom of Cambodia (ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា Preah Reacheanachak Kampuchea). Cambodia was under French Colonial rule from 1863 to 1953. After 90 years of French rule there was finally independence and. peace from 1954 to 1970, so during this time…

heaven temple

Preah Vihear Temple or Prasad Preah Vihear 

April 22, 2016

Preah Vihear Temple or Prasad Preah Vihear Preah Vihear Temple was built in the reign of King Suryavarman I and Suryavarman II in the 11th – 12th centuries on top of Dangrek Mountain which is 525 meters high (1722 feet). It is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and is an outstanding masterpiece in the…

Prasad Thom at Koh Ker group 

April 19, 2016

Prasad Thom now known as Koh Ker Temple was built during the reign of King Jayavarman IV and Hashavarman II in the years 928-944 AD. It is located around 120km (75 miles) from Siem Reap city and was the capital city of the Khmer Empire at one time. This amazing Temple has 7 levels and…

Khmer Culture

Khmer Wedding – Cambodia

April 19, 2016

The coming of (marrying) age: Usually rural khmers men get married between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, with rural women, or girls jumping in  as young as 16, and almost always before 25 lest they be deemed un-marriageable old hags at 26. In the city lifelong loneliness can be avoided as long…