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Author: Focus team

Art from Anguish

As one of Cambodia’s leading contemporary artists, Leang Seckon’s works draw upon the history and mythology of both his homeland and the chaos of the 20th century to transform tragedy and suffering into transcendent beauty

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All that Remains

In Cambodia’s remote Cardamom Mountains, archaeologists have quietly been investigating a mysterious pre-Angkorian culture that left few clues

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Edge of the Wild

Alongside Cambodia’s last flourishing rainforest, in the waterways of Koh Kong, sits Koh Andet Eco Resort – a refreshing getaway and natural haven fit for adventure

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History uncovered

In 2012 and 2015, Damian Evans, an archaeologist at the French Institute of Asian Studies, conducted extensive surveys into Cambodia’s ancient temple complexes. Many of these sites had never been fully investigated due to difficult terrain. Using a technology known as LIDAR (light detection and ranging), Evans and his team were able to build up an unprecedented understanding of these ruins

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The temple in the richness of the forest

Sambor Prei Kuk became Cambodia’s third UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017, yet the temple complex remains relatively unknown. Those visitors who stray from the beaten path and explore the ruins will discover a place marked by tranquil beauty, war and irresistible mystery

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Capital cocktails with a view

Phnom Penh is a bar-hopper’s paradise, with trendy new additions mixing into the scene on the regular. Skybars vie for attention, and those with the coolest views find favour with the hip party scene. Here are three spots with three very different views of the city below

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