Returning Home: One Artist’s Journey of Fulfillment

September 4, 2015 by | Filed Under: Cambodia, News, Our People, Responsible Tourism, Special Interest

Here is the compelling narrative of Lim Muy Theam who had to flee the Khmer Rouge and his war ravaged country. After attending top schools, he forfeited a promising Paris art career, but why?

Beauty of His Vietnamese Homeland Inspires Artist

September 1, 2015 by | Filed Under: News, Regional News, Special Interest, Travel, Vietnam

We interview famous Hoi An artist, Thi Bach Hien, about his delicately beautiful watercolor paintings. Learn more about what inspires him and his techniques learned from family tradition.

The Lost Art of Hand-painted Signboards in Cambodia

June 16, 2014 by | Filed Under: Authentic Experiences, Travel

At Khiri Travel Cambodia we are intrigued by the story behind the unique art form of hand-painted signboards. We want to emphasize the few shops that can still be found in the back alleys of Battambang and Phnom Penh. Here is some history behind the origins and value of hand-painted signboards. Back in the 1920s […]

Learn Lacquer Painting in Hanoi

The Vietnamese traditional lacquer painting technique son mai was first a popular art form used for painting pagoda statues or small items such as plates and vases. Unfortunately, today it is difficult for the traditional artists to compete with the ever increasing, mass produced, ‘lacquer art’ that is now so widely available. Traditional artists need […]

Stay in a Vietnamese Artist’s Charming Studio-Home

One of Vietnam’s most famous contemporary artists is Le Hong Thai. His work of abstract paintings is made by applying lacquer to wood. Le Hong Thai is important in Vietnamese history, as he was the first Vietnamese artist to produce abstract lacquer paintings. His technique is built on the belief that the beauty of a […]