Wednesday, March 23, 2016

CAMBODIAN CULTURAL VILLAGE - PART 4






From the Chinese Village section of the Cambodian Cultural Village, we then walked to the next station called Kola Village. It was an open air theatre and I guess there would be no performance if it rains. Again, the seats were already occupied so we opted sitting on the ground but this time with more people doing the same thing. The audience were presented with a dance drama in Cambodian language. The whole thing involved the villagers dancing, a pair of peacocks and snakes, people went hunting and finally a beautiful girl from the audience was chosen to take part in the theatre. By the way the title of the show was "Dreamy Prince's Daughter and Magic Peacock".






There was also a character playing a comic relief but he was one of the leading actors in the story I supposed as he appeared in many of the scenes.








Here is another video recording of the dance presented at Kola Village specially for you.



Finally, we went to this place called Kroeung Village to watch another show called "Choosing Fiance". The whole thing was humourous but some of the jokes (by watching the actions of the actors) would not be suitable for young kids. At one time, a young Japanese (or Korean) man was asked to take part in the drama and he had to (or was force to) take off his shirt to be one of the characters in the story.












We had to leave the cultural village as Mr. Safy, our tuk tuk driver, would be waiting for us outside at 6:00 p.m. There was another show called Drum of Success Dancing at Khmer Village but we had to make a move.



In conclusion, the Cambodian Cultural Village is the place you should visit it you like to learn the tradition and culture of the Cambodian people. We had to pay USD15 to get in there but it was worth the money spent. We were there at about 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. but the place opens every day at 11:00 a.m. Make sure you refer closely to the programme in the leaflet provided so that you will not miss any show.