February 1, 2023

Ministry of Culture to Hold “Memorial Night 2022” in Siem Reap Next Week

The Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts in collaboration with Siem Reap provincial administration and APSARA National Authority will organise the “Memorial Night 2022” on Dec. 14.
The spectacular cultural event, to be held at the eastern compound of Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap province from 17:00, is aimed to mark the 30th anniversary of the inscription of Angkor Archeological Park on the UNESCO World Heritage List, said the ministry in an announcement issued this evening.
The “Memorial Night 2022” will showcase a variety of art forms, ranging from Lakhon Sbek Thom (big shadow puppet), Lkhon Khol (Cambodian classical masked theatre) to Chapei Dang Veng (Cambodian two-stringed, long-necked guitar) and Kun Lbokator (Cambodian traditional martial art), will be performed with the participation of nearly 300 artists.
The Ministry of Culture took the opportunity to remind that the protection and preservation of cultural heritage is the duty of every Cambodian.
Cambodia has so far registered Angkor Archaeological Site, Preah Reach Troap Dance (Royal Ballet); Lakhon Sbek Thom; the 11th-century Preah Vihear Temple; Teanh Prot (tug-of-war), a popular recreational game; Chapei Dang Veng; Sambor Prei Kuk temple complex; Lkhon Khol Wat Svay; and Kun Lbokator on the World Heritage List.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press