Khmer House Construction

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Typology

Bet House

Bet houses, were built without shoulders to join the main rafters of the porch and the roof, both feet of the rafters of the porch and the roof are joined at the top of the main rafter of the roof near the top of the center pillars.

Khmer House

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There are many types of houses in Khmer village such as house Peth, house Kantaing, house Raungdoeung, Sala Chan as a small pagoda...etc which are the main model houses of Khmer people, they make their living by farming, making palm sugar, rice storage, carving, weaving, crafting farm, making clay pot, fishing and popular games.

Houses In Cambodia

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Despite indoor and outdoor temperatures of around 36°C and up to 80% relative humidity the old rural Khmer houses are very comfortable, both at ground level and on the upper floor. In spite of the absence of electric or mechanical air conditioning, a draught-free, environment appeares to be attained simply by means of natural ventilation.

Chinese House in Cambodia

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Chinese people have been moved to live in Cambodia more than thousand years ago. Most of them are dealing small business, crop and vegetable; some of them are successful businessman. They believe in Buddhism.

Cham House in Cambodia

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Cham people live almost everywhere in Cambodia.They make their living by fishing, blacksmithing, the principle religion in Islam (Preah Allah).

Architecture of Cambodia

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The period of Angkor is the period from approximately the latter half of the 8th century A.D. to the first half of the 15th century. If precise dates are required, the beginning may be set in 802 A.D., when the Khmer King Jayavarman II pronounced himself universal monarch (chakravartin) and declared independence from Java, and the end may be set in 1431 A.D., when Thai invaders from the kingdom of Ayutthaya sacked Angkor and caused the Khmer elite to migrate to Phnom Penh.

Chhayam

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Chhayam is a traditional Khmer musical dance. It is kind of comic artists wielding hand, improvised dance accompanied by long drums which often precedes a ceremonial parade.

Features

Chhayam features wooden clackers join with drummers, clashing hand-held cymbals, small hanging gong, and other noisemakers made of commonly found materials. The performers show off in comic masks and exaggerated hair styles and make-up and often head ceremonial processions to and through Buddhist temple compounds. A line of men (usually five or seven) set up a rhythmic base on long drums held up with straps across one shoulder. That base is complemented by their own syncopated chanting or singing, and the percussive clatter and clap of the clowns' hand-held instruments. Clowns wear comical face paint or masks with exaggerated features. When leading a parade as part of a Buddhist ceremony, chhayam artists enliven the atmosphere and contribute to a sense of community as other participants freely stride behind or clap alongside the performers.

Cambodian Blessing Dance

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Cambodian Blessing Dance (or Robam Choun Por in Khmer language) is a Khmer traditional dance to mark special holidays with certain dances from the repertoire of Cambodian classical ballet. To mark the occasion such as this Cambodian Community Day event, a performance of the Blessing Dance is in order. This dance is performed by a group of young and beautiful girls to entertain and wish guests of honor as well as the audience, good health, happiness, prosperity and success. This dance features the dancers move gracefully and elegantly, holding golden goblets. Inside the goblets are flower blossoms. The blossoms are symbolic representations of blessings from the gods. As the dancers pluck the blossoms from the goblets and gently toss them forward toward the audience, the gesture symbolizes the blessings of the gods falling upon the audience.

Cambodian Mouth Organ Dance

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Cambodian Mouth Organ Dance (or Robam Ken in Khmer language) is a kind of Cambodian traditional royal ballet dance. In modern times, the Cambodian royal ballet moved from its very exclusive environment of the royal palace and into public performances. At the same time a rich and varied folk dance heritage had long been part of the common culture.

Teachers and students of Cambodia

Cambodian Coconut Shells Dance

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Khmer Coconut Shells Dance (or Robam Koah Trah Lauk in Khmer language) is a classical dance describes the traditional use of natural resource for entertaiment in Cambodia countryside. Like other rural populations, Cambodians who live in the provinces and harvest the country