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Silk Pocket by Sokha Seng

This story is about Cambodian ancient silk skirts during the 12th and 13th century of Khmer empire time silk was very well known. It was given to Srey Peng grandma and Srey Peng mom. Around 1970’s it was passed to Srey Peng mom to keep it safe and carry over through Khmer Rouge time where nothing is hidden behind the Khmer rouge eyes. Srey Peng mom kept the silk skirt safe for 38 years until 2018 her little girl was turning Six years old and was curious enough.

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Temples of Cambodia by Helen Ibbitson Jessup and Barry Brukoff

The temples of Cambodia are among the most complex and imposing architectural creations in the world, offering nothing less than the embodiment of Khmer culture. Over a period of five hundred years, successive rulers sought to build sacred spaces that bore witness to the presence of the gods and the legitimacy of the kings. Organised chronologically, this book opens with the modestly scaled brick structures of the seventh and eighth centuries and goes on to explore the first monumental temple mountains of the ninth century.

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Modern Khmer Cities by Vann Molyvann

This book offers an analysis of urban planning in Cambodia by the preeminent Cambodian architect and urban planner, HE Vann Molyvann. The urban areas of Angkor / Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and Sihanoukville are examined through rich layers of historical, geological and ecological analysis.

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Angkor: Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples by Dawn Rooney and Norodom Sihamoni

This long-awaited sixth edition, with an additional 180 pages of text and more than 80 new color photographs, offers detailed monument-by-monument itineraries and maps to the temple sites. Includes practical information on hip Siem Reap, plus historic Phnom Penh.

The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor cover an area well over 200 square kilometers (77 square miles) in northwest Cambodia.

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Cambodia - Culture Smart! by Graham Saunders

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

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Frommer's Cambodia and Laos by Daniel White

This new first edition guide introduces two exotic destinations fast becoming required stops for globetrotting tourists. Through our expert author, readers are exposed to the rich culture and poignant history in Cambodia and Laos. Discover the region's food and gift markets, lovely beaches and islands, colorful temples, and charming villages.

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The White Building by Guy Singer

This is the story of the residents in a decaying slum in Phnom Penh called the White Building. It is a gritty dark story, full of the true struggles they face - hopelessness, unemployment and poverty. It is the story of the relationship between the honest, hard-working members of society and some on the seedier of the Building's inhabitants - gangsters, drug users, child abusers, pimps and prostitutes. This is a story based on the truth. Because as they say, the truth can often be stranger and more brutal than fiction.

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New Girl Law by Anne Elizabeth Moore

The Cambodian Chbap Srei is a 17th-century book that intended to establish a code of conduct for young women. Staunchly traditional, but repressive and frustrating, the first large group of young women in Cambodia decide to rewrite it with Moore.

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