Jayavarman VII established the Khmer authority over Champa between 1203 and 1220. 4 years after that annexation, Jayavarman VII led several expeditions against Dai Viet with the help of Burma first and Champa then.

Pillaging archaeological and historical sites is a scourge that undermines the work of archaeologists in Southeast Asia for a long time. Cambodia and Angkor complex are the most affected. However many sites, which are more or less known, have also become the victims in Thailand…

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Visiting Museum of Contemporary Art of Bangkok (MOCA Bangkok) coached by Rock Around Asia Art Gallery consultants aims to offer a interesting overview about what is contemporary Thai art, where is it coming from, what influences led its evolution to the present times and put in perspective its development, first in Thailand, but also on the world wide Art scene.

If anyone had told me in 2010, when I was travelling across Southeast Asia with a 125 cm3, that 4 years later I would find myself once again on the same northern roads of Thailand with my mother on the backseat, I would not have believed them. However, that is what happened for her first trip to Thailand.

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Rotary Club of Bangkapi, Bangkok (Rotary International District 3350). April 8th 2014, Eric Monteil is invited as guest speaker to talk about the question of contemporary art in Thailand.

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The Civilization of Angkor

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 by
Khmer Marble Carving Jayavarman VII

The ruins of Angkor are located amid forests and farmland to the north of the Great Lake (Tonlé Sap) and south of the Kulen Hills, near modern-day Siem Reap city, in Siem Reap Province. The temples of the Angkor area number over one thousand, ranging in scale from nondescript piles of brick rubble scattered through rice fields to the magnificent Angkor Wat, said to be the world’s largest single religious monument.

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Suryavarman II (Khmer) (posthumous name Paramavishnuloka) was a Khmer King of the Khmer Empire from 1113 AD to 1145-1150 AD and the builder of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world which he dedicated to the Supreme God Vishnu. His reign’s monumental architecture, numerous military campaigns and restoration of strong government have led historians to rank Suryavarman as one of the empire’s greatest kings.

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Khon Sala Chalermkrung performance in the episode of Hanuman has been organised to glorify [His Majesty the King] and to propagate Thai high dancing art. It is a long-run performance that shows on every Thursday and Friday at 7.30 p.m. at Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre in Bangkok.

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