Wax & Wane

According to this morning’s Cambodia Daily, the PM has asked that these wax figures in the Cambodia Cultural Village be removed. Before the UNTAC soldier and companion graced the cover of the Bayon Pearnik, and many a tourist’s photo album, Jinja was there.

Originally constructed to appeal to the foreign tourist dollar, the Cultural Village attracts a largely Khmer crowd and it’s fascinating to see how history is recast as entertainment and ultimately pop culture – by locals, for locals.


2 Responses to “Wax & Wane”

  1. Clare says:

    Where is this? I have never seen it or heard of it before….

  2. Jinja says:

    It’s right on the airport road, Siem Reap. They even have a web site!

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