Preah Thong and Neang Neak

Preah Thong and Neang Neak

The origins of the Khmer people ជនជាតិ ខ្មែរ
The union of an Indian prince and a Naga princess
Named respectively Preah Thong and Neang Neak

A hermit tells the prince
When sailing east, he would find land
And that it would become a great and prosperous kingdom ...

Fulfilling this dream,
Preah Thong fell in love with Neang Neak
And they got married soon after…

Traditional Khmer wedding ceremonies
Have never forgotten this first union…

"The night goes on
Dew is falling
The cold wind blows
Your hands warm my heart… ”
(From the song Preah Thong Tong Sbai)

Aux origines du peuple khmer ជនជាតិ ខ្មែរ
On trouve l'union d'un prince indien et d'une princesse Naga
Nommés respectivement Preah Thong et Neang Neak

Un ermite dit au prince
Qu’en naviguant vers l'est, il trouverait une terre
Qui deviendrait un royaume grand et prospère…

Accomplissant ce rêve,
Preah Thong tomba amoureux de Neang Neak
Et ils se marièrent peu de temps après…

Les cérémonies traditionnelles de mariage khmer
N'ont jamais oublié cette première union…

"La nuit se prolonge
La rosée tombe
Le vent froid souffle
Tes mains me réchauffent… »
(De la chanson Preah Thong Tong Sbai)

Khmer lg

The second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language (after Vietnamese), language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia.

ISO 639-2 Code: khm

Family: Austroasiatic lgs


Cambodia is a country in Asia. Its capital is: Phnom Penh. Its official language is: Khmer . Its currency is: Riel.

Code: KH | KHM
FR: Cambodge
DE: Kambodscha
IT: Cambogia
ES: Camboya
ZH: 柬埔寨
PI: jiǎnpǔzhài
JA: カンボジア
RO: Kanbojia
Capital: Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh (11 ° 34N / 104 ° 55E) is the administrative, economic and political capital of Cambodia. It succeeded Angkor Thom when it stopped exercising its power under Siamese rule. Phnom Penh is located at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap. The city owes its name to Grandma Penh who would have built a religious building at its location.


Angkor អង្គរ was the capital city of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th century till its sacking in 1431. (Khmer lg, Khmer wr)

Angkor អង្គរ était la capitale de l'empire khmer, du 9ème siècle jusqu'à son limogeage en 1431.


Main Buddhist temple of Angkor Thom erected during the reign of Jayavarman VII - later devoted to Hinduism. It is characterized in particular by a series of monumental faces and bas-reliefs depicting mythological and worldly scenes.

Lao lg

(or Laotian) A Kra–Dai language of the Lao people, spoken in Laos, where it is the official language, as well as Thailand, where it is usually referred to as Isan.

ISO 639-2 Code: lao

Family: Kra–Dai lgs / Tai lgs


Angkor អង្គរ - The capital city of the Khmer Empire, also named Yasodharapura, a brilliant place from the 9th century till its sacking in 1431 causing the migration of its population. UNESCO World heritage 1992… “Stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area, Angkor Archaeological Park contains the magnificent remains of the different capitals of the Khmer Empire, from the 9th to the 15th century. They include the famous Temple of Angkor Wat and, at Angkor Thom, the Bayon Temple with its countless sculptural decorations.”

Angkor អង្គរ - Capitale de l'empire khmer, également appelée Yasodharapura, brillant du 9ème siècle jusqu'à son sac en 1431, provoquant la migration de sa population. Patrimoine mondial de l'UNESCO 1992… « S’étendant sur quelque 400 km2 couverts en partie par la forêt, le parc archéologique d’Angkor recèle les admirables vestiges des différentes capitales de l’Empire khmer qui rayonna entre le IXe et le XVe siècle : le célèbre temple d’Angkor Vat et, à Angkor Thom, le temple du Bayon orné d’innombrables sculptures. »

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