Angkor Database

The Angkorian Palimpsest

by Fabienne Luco

"Daily Life of Villagers Living on a World Heritage Site: Angkor in Cambodia."

Language : English

12 pages

Mass tourism attraction, Angkor Archeological Park is also the abode of thousands of villagers, humble families, people living from the land. How can this fact be harmonized with millions of visitors from all around the world? An ethnologist's answer. 

About the author

Fabienne Luco

A respected anthropologist based in Cambodia since the 1990s, Fabienne Luco studies oral traditions, mythology and social structures in modern Cambodia, retracing them up to the Khmer Antiquity. Her PhD essay is a thorougful yet lively analyzis of the spiritual and social dimensions of the Khmer communities living in the immediate vicinity of the Ancient Temples of Cambodia.