Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Lifestyle

Cambodia revives rich theatrical tradition

Publication date 31 January 2023 | 20:56 | ICT

All types of Cambodian theatre tell stories with numerous characters: The heroes and heroines, supporting players, giants and monsters and talking monkeys.



  • Author makes it his mission to turn others onto reading

    Most working writers have to struggle to get by and earn a living even in the best of times and money is a constant thorn in the side of many authors and would-be authors, whether in Cambodia or any other country.

  • Voracious reader gives tips to new bookworms

    Reading is considered an important source of knowledge for students, but it appears that many Cambodians do not see it as anything more than that, says a young author.

  • Battambang wins ‘best countdown’ honours

    Public voting has closed for the Clean City prizes for the Best New Year’s Eve Countdown City of The Year 2022. The results have been tallied, and Battambang province took first place, followed by Preah Sihanouk and Siem Reapw.

  • Miniature masks a hit with ASEAN Summits’ guests

    The ASEAN Summits in Cambodia were many months ago, but most of the domestic and international guests are sure to remember an exhibition of Cambodian products at the event. One of the highlights for many visitors were a series of small colourful masks

  • Traditional potter turning common clay into beautiful decorative pieces

    Clay pottery usually takes the form of pots and pans or kitchen utensils and occasionally items for home decoration done in simple and traditional forms. But a young man in Siem Reap is making mud into more beautiful and luxurious ceramics which are now being sold abroad.

  • Chef offers upscale Khmer dining in cozy setting

    Claire Nelson travelled from New York to Phnom Penh to do business, finally arriving at the home of Chef Nak after a long journey.

  • Kampong Thom ploughing ceremony preparations underway

    Although the Royal Ploughing Ceremony is still four months away, authorities in Kampong Thom province have begun preparing the ground and are establishing committees to handle the ceremony.

  • EPL Pollinate helping communities protect forests and bees

    Eager to contribute to society, Sem Srey Touch set up an enterprise focusing on the supply of quality honey from Cambodia’s northeastern provinces to help preserve forests in protected areas and safeguard wild bee populations.

  • ‘Pray for Prey’ promotes harmony with nature

    A tree with four trunks is wrapped in an axe, which each of its branches burning.

  • Cambodia’s pony welfare pioneers mark 15 years of horse protection

    Recently, a horse owned by San Pheap who lived in Svay Meas commune of Kandal province suffered serious injuries to its head and legs when it became tangled in some barbed wire fencing.