Cambodian Cultural Village

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Cambodian Cultural Village
ភូមិវប្បធម៏កម្ពុជា
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Established2001 (opened 24 September 2003)
Dissolved7 November 2020 (2020-11-07)
LocationSiem Reap, Cambodia
13°22′30″N 103°49′50″E / 13.375132°N 103.830644°E / 13.375132; 103.830644Coordinates: 13°22′30″N 103°49′50″E / 13.375132°N 103.830644°E / 13.375132; 103.830644
TypeCambodia and Ethnic groups in Cambodia Heritage
Websitecambodianculturalvillage.com

Cambodian Cultural Village (Khmer: ភូមិវប្បធម៌កម្ពុជា; CCV) was a theme park and cultural museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia.[1] It was located on road no. 6, 3 kilometers to and from the airport, 6 kilometers from the town and 5 kilometers from the famous Angkor Wat temple complex.

The theme park was constructed in 2001 and opened to the public on 24 September 2003. It covers a total area of 210,000 square meters. The CCV presents miniature versions of important historical buildings and structures, together with local customs. There are eleven unique villages, representing the varied culture heritage of nineteen ethnic groups. At each village are wood houses, carvings in stone, traditional performances in different styles such as Apsara dancing, performances of ethnic minorities from the northeastern part of Cambodia, traditional wedding ceremony rites, circuses, folk games, peacock dancing, acrobatics, elephant shows, boxing, caves of hell and more.

Cambodian Cultural Village was considered by some as "kitsch", but was popular with Cambodians and other Asian visitors.[2] It includes a wax museum displaying scenes from the culture and history of Cambodia.[3]

Cambodian Cultural Village permanently closed in November 2020 following the collapse in the tourism industry caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Olszewski, Entering a world of weirdness at the Cambodian Cultural Village, The Phnom Penh Post, 7 May 2010.
  2. ^ Nick Ray and Daniel Robinson, Cambodia, Lonely Planet, 2008. ISBN 978-1-74104-317-4. Page 124.
  3. ^ Sandra Whitworth, Men, Militarism and UN Peacekeeping: A Gendered Analysis. Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2004. ISBN 1-58826-296-0. Page 69.
  4. ^ "Cambodian Cultural Village set to close next month". Khmer Times. 2020-10-12. Retrieved 2020-11-11.

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