Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Puppets Take Over Cambodia’s Siem Reap

Wall Street Journal, Feb 20, 2013

A clouded leopard at the 2012 Giant Puppet Project parade in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Pub Street, in the middle of Siem Reap’s Old Market area, is always busy during January and February, Cambodia’s high season for tourism. But it becomes a boisterous, night-time carnival when it’s taken over by the Giant Puppet Project, a parade of huge glowing figures up to 30 meters long, held aloft by the local children who’ve helped make them.

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