Apsara – the magical dance of Cambodia | Cruise Mekong River

Apsara – the magical dance of Cambodia

A part of Reamker is illustrated by the Apsara figurative dance

Cambodia – “the land of wonders” – attracts tourists because of its mysterious, magical features. One of them which tourists should not miss out is Apsara dance.

Apsara dance is the Royal ballet-like dance in Cambodia telling folk stories and legends of the country. It rooted from India but was gradually influenced by the Khmer culture hence the nowadays Apsara dance is more Khmer oriented. Folk stories and legends behind the magical dance of Cambodia are usually inspired from the age of Angkor and Reamker – Cambodian version of Indian Ramayana. Travel to Cambodia

A part of Reamker is illustrated by the Apsara figurative dance

A part of Reamker is illustrated by the Apsara figurative dance

Apsara in Hinduism is the name of youthful celestial dancers, who are very elegant, talented and superb. Therefore, the modern Apsara dance is the ballet of skilled and sophisticated figurative movements with gorgeous costumes and ethereal traditional music. Though the movements are quite slow but flowing and deliberate with dazzling facial expressions. Mekong river tours

Dancers performing this high-class art should be selected and trained strictly from early ages. The concise and skillful movements of Apsara are the results of dancers’ severely practice years. Costume, headdresses and accessories of Apsara dancers are delicate, extensively embroidered, royal-like and valuable.

Modern Apsara dancers are elegant and dazzling as they play the role of Apsara celestial dancers

Modern Apsara dancers are elegant and dazzling as they play the role of Apsara celestial dancers

Apsara dance and dancers also appeared in many of Cambodian architectural heritages such as world’s seventh wonder Angkor Wat, which was constructed in the 12th century. They are carved on the walls, statues of these heritages as the symbol for magical appearance on Earth.

The magical dance of Cambodia is carved on many of Angkor Wat’s walls

The magical dance of Cambodia is carved on many of Angkor Wat’s walls

Enjoy this delicate unique dance is therefore one of the high-class experiences you should not miss out in Cambodia. You can choose to enjoy it in the ancient Angkor Wat or in some luxurious hotels, restaurants in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Why not booking with us now to have a good time with Apsara dance in your Mekong tour?

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