Chanratana Chen

Portrait of Chanratana   Chen

Dr Chen Chanratana ចិន្ត ច័ន្ទរតនា (b. 9 Apr. 1980, Phnom Penh) is the founder and president of the Kerdomnel Khmer Foundation, a professor at the Faculty of Archeology, Royal University of Fine Arts, Phnom Penh, and a producer producer of educational and cultural programs for Southeast Asia Television (SEATV).

With a PhD in Archaeology and Art History from Sorbonne University, France, Officials of the General Secretariat of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia, he is the Chairman of the Research Team of the Khmer Heritage Foundation (Kerdomanel), and a History professor at Paragon International University and The University of Cambodia. He also works with the General Secretariat of Cambodia’s National Assembly.

As an archaeologist, Chen Chanratana has particularly worked on the Koh Ker sites, northeast of Angkor, and the quest for Khmer capital cities of the pre-Angkorean era.

He is the son of drama professor, author and movie director Chen Neak, and Ms. Minh Yon, professor of poetry at Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.


  • Le site de Koh Ker et le règne de Jayavarman IV, Histoire, art et archeologie, Presses academiques francophones, Germany, 2012 
  • រាជធានីកោះកេរ​និង​រាជ្យព្រះបាទជ័យវរ្ម័នទី៤, ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ សិល្បៈ និង​បុរាណវិទ្យា (Khmer version), 2020
  • [Editor] ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រនៃប្រទេសកម្ពុជាចាប់ពីចុងសតវត្សរ៍ទី១៦ ដល់ដើមសតវត្សរ៍ទី១៨, Khmer version of Mak Phoeun’s Histoire du Cambodge de la fin du XVIe siècle au début du XVIIIe, Phnom Penh, 2023

Video Documentaries

  • Grand Opening of Cambodia National Assembly on the 7th July 2007
  • History construction process of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Documentary videos about Koh Ker