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Battambang: Cambodia’s fast-rising cultural capital and next destination.

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Silkwinds inflight magazine: Dec 2017 With its storied history, glorious architecture and vibrant art scene, once-sleepy Battambang looks set to become Cambodia’s next must-see destination. A place where East meets West, where colonial grandeur meets the spectacular temples of its Buddhist roots – Battambang, Cambodia’s second-biggest city, has often been unfairly overlooked. Located near the […]

Battambang art premiers at Amansara

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A new series of Lotus Art premiers this week at Amansara. Battambang-based artist and Australian native Morrison Polkinghorne premiers his series of “Lotus Art” grey-black toned paintings made from lotus stems. Amansara is a fitting venue for the Lotus Art collection. Formerly the private Siem Reap residence of Cambodia’s King Sihanouk, its restored Khmer Moderne […]

Angelina Jolie’s ‘First they killed my father’ filmed in Battambang

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Battambang is the setting for the Angelina Jolie-directed movie “First They Killed My Father.”  Based on the harrowing autobiography of a young girl during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, Battambang’s historic colonial architecture is still largely intact, and a tourism highlight.  Cambodia’s second city is located in the country’s northwest, about 2 hours […]