As sleep time overcomes us, it is the music of our childhood that tends to be the final sound we hear before we start dreaming. There was nothing quite like hearing my mother sing the Cambodian songs of the 50’s and 60’s that translated well into lullabies. They remind many of us Cambodians the musicality in our culture, and is a common thread that keeps us united. What songs remind you of your childhood? #cambodia #music #sinnsisamouth #panron #rossereysothea #plengkhmai #khmer
Apr 2Feb 25
Khmer cemetery. Contrary to Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhism, Cambodians cremate their dead. It is said if one is not cremated, one’s soul cannot properly achieve a rebirth and become an angered spirit roaming the earth. #vietnam #khmer #temples #wat #buddhism #asia #travels
Buddhist temple ceiling in Cambodia are painted with stories of Buddha and his ascension into enlightenment. Within these temple walls, children from an early age are taught the Khmer script from the monks, in return alms are given to the monks. #cambodia #khmer #temples #battambang #buddhism
Khmer classical dance, the indigenous ballet-like performance art of Cambodia, is called “Apsara Dance.” An Apsara is a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology. Apsaras are thought to be beautiful, supernatural female beings - youthful, elegant, and superb in the art of dancing.