• Short Summary

    ONE THOUSAND YEARS AGO THIS WAS ONE OF THE GREAT CITIES OF ASIA. ANGKOR IN?

  • Description

    ONE THOUSAND YEARS AGO THIS WAS ONE OF THE GREAT CITIES OF ASIA. ANGKOR IN NORTHERN CAMBODIA. THE JUNGLE HOLDS THE SECRET OF ITS ORIGIN AND THE FATE OF ITS PEOPLE.

    IT'S GENERALLY ACCEPTED THAT THE BUILDING OF ANGKOR BEGAN ABOUT THE YEAR 860 A.D. THOSE WHO VISIT THE EMPTY CITY TODAY STILL ENTER THROUGH ONE OF THE FIVE HUGE MONUMENTAL GATES BUILT INTO THE ORIGINAL CITY WALLS. ANGKOR BECAME THE CAPITAL CITY OF THE KHMER CIVILISATION AND EXPERTS BELIEVE THAT THIS VAST RUIN ONCE DOMINATED A LARGER POPULATION THAT THE SIX MILLION PEOPLE IN CAMBODIA TODAY.

    MANY ARE THE MYSTERIES THAT SURROUND THE RISE AND FALL OF ANGKOR.. THE GOD KINGS WHO ONCE RULED... THE RELIGION THEY FOLLOWED.. AND WHY THE PEOPLE LEFT THEIR CITY TO THE JUNGLE. THE DECLINE OF THE CITY APPARENTLY BEGAN WHEN AN ARMY FROM THAILAND OVERRAN IT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 15TH CENTURY.

    SOME OF THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED DANCERS IN CAMBODIA ARE THE KHMER DANCER. THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINING SINCE CHILDHOOD TO PERFECT THE HUNDREDS OF HAND AND FACIAL GESTURES AND INTRICATE STEPS OF THE TRADITIONAL DANCES.

    THE ORCHESTRA TOO, IS ONE OF THE FINEST OF ITS KIND IN CAMBODIA. THIS BRANCH OF THE NATION'S CULTURE IS KEPT ALIVE THROUGH THE PATRONAGE OF THE GOVERNMENT. TO BECOME ONE OF THE ACCOMPLISHED DANCERS IS THE ASPIRATION OF MANY CAMBODIAN GIRLS, AND TO DANCE IN A SETTING SUCH AS THIS IS THE FULFILMENT OF A DANCER'S DREAM.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7YF89YLXBJ05RPBSDIKTN8NC3
    Media URN:
    VLVA7YF89YLXBJ05RPBSDIKTN8NC3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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