Volume 2 No.4: (April, 2002)
Oudong - City of Past King

About 40 kilometers northwest of Phnom Penh along National Route 5, a mountain topped with the spires of stupas rears from the plain like a fairytale castle. This is Phnom Oudong, at one time an ancie... Read More.

The Lotus Blossom

Roses express love, orchids express respect, but for Buddhists, there is no flower more important than the humble lotus. In ponds and stretches of still water all over the country, lotus flowers bloom... Read More.

The Dance Of The New Year

As New Year rolls towards another village in Siem Reap province, a group of dancers in traditional dress move from house to house, acting out an annual pilgrimage, singing their intentions to any who ... Read More.

Khmer New Year - Popular Game

Khmer New Year brings with it its own culture of fun and frivolity. That includes traditional games that have been played at this time of year for centuries. Here is Leisure Cambodia's guide to the fo... Read More.

Khmer Fable - A Horsy Story

The New Year means a lot of things for Khmers. It is both a serious time and a time for fun. This month sees the beginning of the Cambodian Year of the Horse, and this is a folk story Khmers tell each... Read More.

The Legend of Phnom Prasethi

Many hundreds of years ago, a man called Dambang Kra-nhounh (Rosewood Stick) staged a coup in an ancient kingdom and proclaimed himself the new king. But this region was very unstable and filled with ... Read More.


Skull Map No More The infamous map of skulls that has confronted visitors to the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum for more than two decades was dismantled last month in a short Bang Skol ceremony in which ... Read More.

KANDAL - The Central Province

Kandal is at the heart of Cambodia in fact, the word Kandal means central. It surrounds the municipality of Phnom Penh, and is itself bordered by Kampong Speu, Takeo, Prey Veng, Kampong Chhnang and Ka... Read More.

Phrase of the month

The Tourism Network Help us to serve Our guests with Sensitivity and concern Providing for their requests Inspired by their needs Transmitted through their words Always looking for better ways to Lig... Read More.


Running a newspaper is stressful work, and English is a funny language. When you combine these two factors and remember that we are all only human, some of the results are hilarious despite the seriou... Read More.