Photo exhibition celebrating Kingdom’s historical buildings

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Photo exhibition celebrating Kingdom’s historical buildings

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Raksmey Hong
08 July 2019

The Underrated Heritage Buildings Exhibition, a collection of 50 photos of 50 lesser-known historical buildings, is being organised by 26-year-old Sokmean Srin over three days at Factory’s Kbach Gallery in August.

"“The main objective of this exhibition is to raise the public’s awareness of the underrated heritage buildings all over Cambodia. Those buildings have their own unique values, but tragically most of them are overshadowed by the famous tourist attractions in the same provinces,” said Srin,"

"Srin, who has been obsessed with old buildings since childhood, told The Post: “By helping promote the buildings through this exhibition, these architectural treasures will be more greatly valued and well-preserved."

"Srin has photographed neglected hidden gems, including Phnom Penh’s Kim Son Theatre on Street 144 that operated from the 1930s until it closed in 1975, while further out of town on National Road 5 he has photographed the colonial-era Pteas Boran Cafe, built in 1931. There is also the Chapel of the Sisters of Providence Hospice, one of the capital’s few Catholic churches when it was built in 1930s, located along Sisowath Quay."

"“I think Cambodian people in general give less value to old buildings than Western people do. Foreigners, especially researchers and culture-lovers, seem to understand deeply and are likely to explore hidden architectural places more."

"The Underrated Heritage Buildings Exhibition will be held at Factory’s Kbach Gallery in Phnom Penh from August 10 to 12. Tickets cost $5. For more information, the event organiser can be contacted by telephone (069 664 869)."

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