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Japanese tourists flock to Hindu temple at center of Cambodia-Thailand dispute

Japanese tourists flock to Hindu temple at center of Cambodia-Thailand dispute

Preah Vihear, an ancient, cliff-top temple that Cambodia and Thailand have sporadically fought over for more than a century, is proving to be a hit with Japanese tourists, who last year accounted for the largest number of foreign visitors there. [...]

April 8, 2017 HHR Archives, Cambodia - Kampuchea, News updates Comments Off on Japanese tourists flock to Hindu temple at center of Cambodia-Thailand dispute

Hindu god statue’s head returns to Cambodia

Hindu god statue’s head returns to Cambodia

A French museum has returned the head of a 7th Century Hindu statue to Cambodia 130 years after it was taken. The statue, a representation of the Hindu gods Vishna and Shiva, had its head taken in French colonial times. It was returned by the Guimet Museum in Paris at Cambodia’s request and reattached to [...]

January 22, 2016 HHR Archives, News updates Comments Off on Hindu god statue’s head returns to Cambodia

Ancient Hindu temple statues returned to Cambodia

Ancient Hindu temple statues returned to Cambodia

Cambodia has welcomed home three ancient Hindu statues, which were stolen from a temple decades ago. Authorities said the statues were looted from the Koh Ker temple in Siem Reap province, which also houses Angkor Wat, during the civil war. The statues which were returned from the United States, depict mythological figures Duryodhana, Balarama and [...]

June 4, 2014 HHR Archives, Cambodia - Kampuchea Comments Off on Ancient Hindu temple statues returned to Cambodia

900-yr-old Hindu temple that nearly started a war

900-yr-old Hindu temple that nearly started a war

The United Nation’s International Court of Justice ruled on Monday that Cambodia should have sovereignty over the disputed land around the 900-year-old Preah Vihear Temple bordering Thailand. The ICJ also ruled that Thailand should at once withdraw its troops from the area, BBC reported. “A 1962 verdict by the court declared the temple to be Cambodian, but did [...]

November 14, 2013 HHR Archives, Spirituality/Culture, Thailand/Vietnam/Laos Comments Off on 900-yr-old Hindu temple that nearly started a war

Hindus of Cambodia – Kampuchea

Hindus of Cambodia – Kampuchea

Cambodia was first influenced by Hinduism during the beginning of the Funan kingdom. Hinduism was one of the Khmer Empire’s official religions. Cambodia is the home to one of the only two temples dedicated to Brahma in the world. Angkor Wat of Cambodia is the largest Hindu temple in the world. Laos used to be [...]

September 24, 2012 HHR Cambodia - Kampuchea Comments Off on Hindus of Cambodia – Kampuchea