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Cambodians dressed in white, at the parade for King Sihanouk

Cambodia Says Farewell to King Sihanouk

Text and photos: Ate Hoekstra “That is the most beautiful firework I have ever seen!” a young Khmer yells. The management student watches the fireworks that...

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Cleaning Up Landmines in Cambodia

By: Ate Hoekstra More than twenty years after the peace agreement was signed, landmines and other unexploded devices are still a problem in parts of Cambodia. But...

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The Elephant Valley Project in Cambodia

Elephant Livelihood Initiative Environment (ELIE) is a registered local non-government organization based in Mondulkiri, Cambodia. ELIE’s aim is to improve the health...

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Roasting and Steaming in Cambodia: Traditional Health Practices for Pregnant Women

By: Gabrielle Yetter When Chan Moniroth delivered her first child this July, she wasn’t able to wash her hair for a month after the birth. She also had to inhale...

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Independence Day Cambodia

November 9th marks a very special date for all Cambodians: Independence Day! Cambodia achieved independence from France in 1953. A carnival atmosphere takes over the...

The result of coining, By: Craig

Expelling The Wind: Traditional Cambodian Healing Practices

By: Gabrielle Yetter Serekith uses it whenever he feels ill. Izzy swears it helps her with headaches. Finn tried it for his cold. And Heang won’t do it because it ...

Pilgrimages to the pagoda are essential part of Pchum Ben celebration, By: Gabi Yetter

When to Travel to Cambodia

When to travel to Cambodia largely depends on one thing: the weather. But also take the cultural calendar of Cambodia into consideration, there is a wealth of cultural...

Northwestern Cambodia

North-western Cambodia is a region of Cambodia and includes the provinces of Banteay Meanchey, Oddar Meanchey, Preah Vihear, Siem Reap and the part of Stoeng Treng to...

Mekong Lowlands

Mekong Lowlands and Central Plains is a region in Cambodia and includes the following provinces: Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Kandal, Kratie to the...

Fruit bats hanging from a tree in Battambang, By: Ronan Crowley

Going Batty for Battambang

By: Gabrielle Yetter It was my husband’s idea to find the bats. He’d heard about a cave near Battambang where millions of bats swarmed every sunset and was...