Art

We cannot say enough about the greatness of art Cambodian ancestors have left for this country in so many forms and shapes. Their creativity and thoughtfulness are so incredible and appreciated by the world.

Bokator

Bokator, known formally as L'bokator, is a Khmer martial art form that involves close hand-to-hand combat, ground techniques, and weapons. Bokator is one of the earliest Khmer martial art. Moreover, this martial art is said to be the close-quarter combat system used by the armies during the Angkor era. Practitioners are trained to strike with knees, elbows, hands feet, and even the head. Short sticks are commonly used as a weapon.

Chapei Dang Veng

Chapei Dang Veng (A Cambodian two-stringed, long-necked guitar) is used in Arak and Pleng Ka orchestras. Moreover, it is also performed solo instruments accompaniment of poetry, narrated folk stories, vocal duets of an argumentative style and riddle telling. Due to this special feature of the instrument which has brought it great popularity from early times right up to today and its music has been delighted by the Khmer people for many generations. 

Khmer Ox Cart

When contemporary innovation takes control, it is common for old-school items to vanish gradually. Khmer Ox-carts, however, is more than simply old artifacts; they were the 'Mercedes-Benz' of Cambodia’s bygone civilizations. As a result, Cambodians should preserve such a deep-rooted tool for younger people who wish to appreciate it or for those who still use it.

Khmer Wrestling (Boak Cham Bab)

Boak Chambab is Cambodian traditional wrestling; a sport in which two opponents try to pin (hold) each other’s back to the ground. It has been practiced as far back as the Angkor period and is depicted on the bas-relief of a certain temple.