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How to Celebrate Pchum Ben

How to Celebrate Pchum Ben


Posted By on Sep 26, 2018

How to Celebrate Pchum Ben By Mengteang Thong Cambodian people have a deep respect for their parents, grandparents, and ancestors. Each year in September there is a ceremony called Pchum Ben “បុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្យ”, which combines the Khmer words “Pchum”, which means “to gather together”, and “Ben”, a “ball of food”. The ceremony takes 15 days and is a time when Cambodians honor their ancestors up to seven...

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ពិធីបុណ្យចូលព្រះវស្សាគឺជាពិធីបុណ្យមួយដែលមានសារៈសំខាន់ក្នុងព្រះពុទ្ធសាសនា ជាពេលវេលាដ៏សំខាន់សម្រាប់ភិក្ខុសង្ឃ និងសាមណេបានរៀនធម៌ និងវិន័យយ៉ាងខ្ជាប់ខ្ជួនតាមពុទ្ធឱវាទ។ បងប្អូនដែលជាអ្នកមានជំនឿទៅលើព្រះពុទ្ធសាសនា តែងតែនាំគ្នាប្រារព្ធពិធីបុណ្យដោយនាំយកជាសាដក អង្ករ ភេសជ្ជៈ និងរបស់ប្រើប្រាស់ផ្សេងៗ ទៅប្រគេនព្រះសង្ឃតាមលទ្ធភាព។ ពិធីបុណ្យចូលព្រះវស្សា គឺជាការរៀបចំអោយ ឈប់សម្រាកនៅទីណាមួយ រឺក្នុងវត្តអារាមណា មួយក្នុងរយៈពេល៣ខែក្នុងរដូវធ្លាក់ភ្លៀង និង...

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“SEE YOU YESTERDAY” MEETS THE FUTURE Cambodian cast leads workshops for 800 student teachers (Guest post from Global Arts Corps) “See You Yesterday” cast members from Phare Ponleu Selpak and Phare, The Cambodian Circus lead a workshop with students at the Regional Teacher Training Center in Siem Reap, April 2018. This past March and April, Global Arts Corps re-joined the Phare artists of “See You...

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Visit Cambodia during Low Season

Visit Cambodia during Low Season


Posted By on May 7, 2018

Do you ever find yourself longing for rain? Living in a rural village outside of Siem Reap and being an avid bicyclist, I’m very aware of road conditions. Writing this in the middle of dry season (November – April), I’m reminded how dusty things are during this long period without rain. I’m missing the rain. The busier tourist season corresponds to dry season, but we want to share with you why to visit Cambodia...

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Impact Travel – Backstreet Academy

Impact Travel – Backstreet Academy


Posted By on Mar 27, 2018

What is “Impact Travel” and why is it important?   Sustainable tourism is an industry committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate future employment for local people. Responsible tourism minimizes negative social, economic and environmental impacts, generates greater economic benefits for local people and enhances the well-being of host communities. Eco-tourism is travel...

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We are re-sharing this post from December 2013 about the launch of “Galaxy Khmer” to honor and pay respects to Ms Channthy Kak, lead singer and “co-pilot” of Cambodian Space Project. Phare is deeply honored to have been part of this collaboration. Channthy was an exceptionally talented artist and a role model. “Galaxy Khmer”, a flamboyant Rock and Roll spectacle, blazed its way into the Big Top in...

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