Angkor St. (5), Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Bridging CulturesOn a Collette trip to Cambodia, you’ll notice the delicate portrayals of Apsara dancers carved into the walls of the temples at Angkor. This elaborate classical dance includes over 1,500 positions, performed by women in beautiful sequined and gilt costumes. During the Khmer Rouge period, Apsara dance, along with many other traditional arts, nearly disappeared. Today it is being promoted again, and you’ll have a chance to be part of its revitalization when you attend a performance on your Collette trip.
With Collette, local experts explain experiences and cultural practices that may seem mysterious at first glance, like this nearly 1,000-year-old style of dance and its complex symbolism. Collette’s tours unlock the best of a destination, thanks to professional tour managers who will take care of all the details to get you to Angkor and arrange an opportunity to view Apsara dance, and then knowledgeable guides who will help you better understand the wonders you see.