Sacred Dancers of Angkor at Divine Sala
Sacred Dancers of Angkor in Meak Bochhea celebration
by NKFC Cambodia
Every Sunday and Wednesday evening, the Sacred Dancers of Angkor ballet performs at Divine Sala, a traditional Khmer house and open-air stage on the Siem Reap River bank. The inspired dancers attend the Banteay Srei Conservatoire, a cultural organization founded by Dr. Ravynn Coxen under the patronage of Princess Norodom Buppha Devi and with the recognition of UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage program.View more
Angkor Database Photo Contest
To See Angkor & Live, Angkor Database Photo Contest
by Angkor Database
Visiting Angkor and other Khmer temples is a life-changing experience. The place just vibrates with history, mysticism, a special relationship with Nature and outstanding human achievements. We'd love to share your visual moments and personal emotions while being among this amazing architectural site. Photos showing that, centuries and millenia later, the spirit of Angkor is very much alive through your own experience. Join in!View more
Women and Power, Behind The Apsara Smile
by Trudy Jacobsen
Goddesses, princesses and village girls exist at the core of Cambodia's history and founding legends. How the social status of women has been dwarfed for centuries, and how history can empower the youngest female generations.View more
Learning from the sky
The LiDAR campaign detailed by Damian Evans
The sound on this video is rather bad but the topic of this conference will arouse the interest of all Angkor lovers: Professor Damian Evans summarizes the aims and main findings of the LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging, an airborne, laser- and radar-based surveying method creating 3-D mapping) 2013-2016 campaign over Angkor Archeological Park and beyond. Fascinating.View more
The Mystic of Cambodian Dance
Anders Jiras Photography Collection
Probably the most comprehensive photo collection on Cambodian dance, from the highly choreographed Royal Ballet tradition to village dances, mask and puppet performances, healing and spiritual ceremonies, or avant-garde ballet.View more
Historic Routes to Angkor
Roads to and from Angkor
by Mitch Hendrickson
Along your way to and from Siem Reap, you will notice remnants of ancient bridges, outposts, towers...These are the visible traces of the former Khmer Empire transportation and communication network. Even before the LIDAR campaigns showed the extent of the Angkorian urban and communication network, archeologists have traced the main routes to and from the Khmer Empire nucleus. This research is now extended to the regional level with joint efforts from Thailand under the coordination of archeologist Im Sokhrithy at Apsara Authority.View more
Enter the universe of the Ancient Khmer civilization, long gone and yet so vividly present in the stones and layouts of so many Angkorian temples, palaces, roads or bridges, but also in the traditions, beliefs and art forms of modern Cambodia.
Everyday, new discoveries are made, updated studies published, groundbreaking approaches added to the everlasting work of the first Angkor explorers.
The amount of information is often staggering. Angkor Database @ Templation Resort is the first attempt to a comprehensive resource for discerning travelers, first-time visitors and, overall, Angkor lovers.
To the Templation physical library, we are constantly adding online references, documents, photographs and films that will hopefully help you to immerse yourselves in the fascinating World of Angkor.
In collaboration with researchers, historians, artists, creators, we wish to show the scope of Angkorian influences on present-day culture and mores of the Cambodian people. This is an ongoing labor of love and respect dedicated to Cambodia and its perceptive visitors.
Independent researcher Kent Davis, founder of the Devata.org Project and DatASIA publisher, recently visited Templation Library, bringing with him several of DatASIA latest books, among them George Groslier's "Road of the Strong" in its English translation.
Living encyclopaedia on all things related to Angkor, Angkorian studies and literature about the ancient Khmer civilization, Kent shared with us many fascinating insights in regards to his ongoing researches and future publications.