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    Sunday June 21st 2015
     8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Cambodian Buddhist Temple
    Silver Spring, MD 

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Dr Chanthourn Thuy Profile

Attempting to explain the rise and fall of Khmer Empire, many scholars have researched and studied the civilization from the ruin artifacts and archaeological excavations throughout Cambodia. Many publications have been circulated in many difference languages, and each of them may have their own interpretation. Non-Cambodian researchers lack of understanding local custom, tradition. They based their researches on ancient inscriptions or Chinese account of Zhou Daguan . Prof. THUY Chanthourn, PhD is a young Cambodian Archaeolist, a Deputy Director of Institute of Culture and Fine Arts, Royal Academy of Cambodia. He spend his career researching Khmer Culture Archaeoligical Artifacts that are scattered around Cambodia.


He believe that Cambodia is rich in cultural heritage, but the world know little about it. His belief is shared by all members of Cambodia community Day and many Cambodians living abroad. Many cultural artifacts have been buried deep under the surface. During his presentation in Annandale, VA, Dr Chanthourn Thuy told the audiences he found archaolofical evidences of iron slakes that Khmer used to make tools for temple building. His areas of work include, but not limited to:

  • Collect relevant literature, published and unpublished, and is related to history of the Angkor empire, to refine Zhou Daguan, a Chinese diplomat who came to Angkor from 1296 to 1297 AD and wrote eye-witnesses accounts.
  • Conduct fieldwork in a wide geographic area that includes all parts of the Northern provinces of Cambodia, and the Northeast parts of Thailand.
  • Laboratory Analysis that will attempt to build up a chronological sequence of the site development in relation to periods of time.

Video Source: Radio Free Asia


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VOA News Coverage - CCD 2012 (click on pictures)



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Voice of America/Khmer: Dr Chanthourn Thuy

A Khmer Archaeologist visited USA in July 2012 to  present his research finding about ancient iron smelter in Cambodia to Cambodian-American communities. One of his stop was Washington, DC Metro area. Click on picture to watch the VOA News coverage during his presentation in Annandale VA.


Voice of America Interviewed Ms Sophia Tep, CCD Vice-President


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Sam Relief  Dec 2012 Newsletter 

Sam Relief was very busy in early April of 2012 and has delivered another 10 tons of rice to Angkor Children Hospital at Siem Reap.

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Replica of Angkor Wat

We have bought a replica of Angkor Wat (picture shown above). It is a sculpture made out from stone, by a sculptor in Pursat province, Cambodia. It is 1.3 meter long, 1.1 meter wide and .35 meter high. It took more than 2 months to complete the sculpture. Click the picture to enlarge.

Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (website: is a Cambodian association providing artistic activities to children and adults around the Battambang vicinity. The artistic fields are: performing arts (circus, theater, dancing, music), visual arts (cartoon animation, painting contemporary, illustration and graphic design) and social actions (governmental school pre-school through high school, child care center, and transitional youth house). Learn more ...

Indigenous People

Indigenous People

Ratanakiri Tribe

The traditional cloth making method and other crafts have been abandoned by indigenous people because of modern life style and industrial technology. CANDO Craft Center, just like CCD, like to preserve their culture and tradition. Please help support them by buying their product. 56% of sale proceed will go to the maker, meaning the indigenous people. They are the people who have a self-reliance life style. For more information, click this link:

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