Angkor and Cambodia in the Sixteenth Century
by Bernard Philippe Groslier
Seminal compendium of major Spanish and Portuguese sources on Angkor, B.P. Groslier's work (initially published in French in 1958) is also an important contribution on the "decline and fall" of the Angkorian Empire.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 is the first attempt to a comprehensive resource for discerning travelers, first-time visitors and, overall, Angkor lovers.
How to search this database
- Do you want to know more about one specific, lesser-known temple you visited one day, far from the tourist crowds, or some friends mentioned to you after a trip to the vast area once under the influence of the Khmer Empire?
- Are you fascinated with some particular aspect of the architectural, sculptural or scriptural creativity in the Angkorean era?
- Are you looking for the latest findings and studies on timeless cultural or social topics, such as medicine and healthcare, music and performing arts, the evolution of religious and mystical concepts?
Just run a search by keyword or tag
- Do you want to browse rich collections of period photographs or art reproductions?
Enjoy our partnered online iconographic collections
- You are starting a research project and you are tired of Googling around just for one term definition or scattered information?
Use the documentation tools we are developing
The Library at Templation Angkor Resort
From Sappho Marchal's precious sketches of the Apsaras of Angkor to Harriett W. Ponder's informed travelogue published back in 1934, from Angkor-inspired novels or poems to erudite studies, we have gathered more than 250 books in the ever-developing Templation library.
We are digitizing rare books, encouraging the translation of major texts into Khmer and English languages. The library, along our online platform, reflects our main endeavor: in collaboration with researchers, historians, artists, creators, illustrate the scope of Angkorean influences on present-day culture and mores of modern Cambodia.
This is an ongoing labor of love and respect dedicated to Cambodia, its people and its perceptive visitors.
Timeless Khmer traditional music, with its Royal Court legacy, the influence of native peoples' dances and ceremonies, the derivations from neighboring cultures...and, always, Angkorian civilization in the background.
Our musical selection is now available on YouTube.Suscribe to Angkor Database Musical Library.
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, Angkorean studies and literature about the ancient Khmer civilization, Kent shared with us many fascinating insights in regards to his ongoing researches and future publications.