Traditional Khmer Folk Music at the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

by Samuel on April 5, 2013

In our latest travel video we showcase a group of Khmer musicians performing Traditional Khmer Folk Music (Cambodian Folk Music) nearby Ta Prohm temple located in Temples of Angkor, Siem Reap, Cambodia. The talented musicians entertained crowds passing through the main temple gate entrance. The music was play for free with a donation box for those willing to spare a bit money. This kind of Cambodian folk, classical and traditional music can be heard by anyone visiting around the various temples; however, you are more likely to catch a performance if you visit one of the more popular temples.

Khmer folk and classical music is highly influenced by HIndu and other ancient forms and styles. Some of the most popular instruments used include the ching (cymbal), roneat (bamboo xylophone), pai au (flute), sralai (oboe), chapey (bass banjo), gong (bronze gong), tro (fiddle), and various kinds of drums.

Traditional Khmer Folk Music at the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia

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