Friday, July 9, 2010

Pre-World Cup entertainment

Hot off the press...the Cambodian Space Project will be performing their funky '60s Cambodia rock music at La Croisette on the riverfront of Phnom Penh this coming Sunday. Looks like they intend to start around 10pm in the evening and go through to the kick-off of the World Cup Final at 1.30am, Monday morning. That will certainly give me a great excuse to get my arse out to the riverside to listen to some great music and then watch the footy. It's either that or trying to stay awake watching it at home, which will almost certainly see me falling asleep moments after half-time.

I've yet to get along to the new Meta House location, opposite the Phnom Penh Center and BBU buildings. However, I will try to visit next Thursday 15 July when two films will be shown dealing with disabilities, called Encourage, and I Can, produced by Epic Arts and Rise Up! Living with Disabilities, which is from the Meta House team. Both sound very worthwhile viewing in understanding how Cambodia views its disabled populace.

Continuing the Lonely Planet look at Cambodia in its forthcoming 7th edition, out very soon. Their Top 10 Ancient temples looks like this:
  • Angkor Wat, the mother of all temples
  • Banteay Chhmar, the forgotten complex of the far northwest
  • Banteay Srei, the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art
  • Bayon, with its 216 enigmatic faces
  • Beng Mealea, Angkor-sized but swallowed by jungle
  • Kbal Spean, the River of a Thousand Lingas
  • Koh Ker, an usurper capital of huge proportions
  • Prasat Preah Vihear, the most spectacular of the mountain temples
  • Sambor Prei Kuk, the first temple city in the region
  • Ta Prohm, left as explorers first saw it - nature run riot

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