Extreme Khmer Episode 7: Preah Ko/Preah Kaew, Part 1

March 19, 2008 by  

The first of a special two-part episode on an important Khmer legend. Hear the tale discussed by a Khmer scholar and told by a fortune teller, and see movie clips and doll stop-animation versions of key scenes. Stay tuned next month for the thrilling conclusion!!

Duration : 0:9:6


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19 Responses to “Extreme Khmer Episode 7: Preah Ko/Preah Kaew, Part 1”

  1. gmb3131h607 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

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  2. Lovetruth007 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    What do u refer Pra …
    What do u refer Pra Keo to?

    Preah Keo, which is in Cambodian history, now is in Thailand as a result of Thai invasion in Cambodia in the past.

  3. preahko on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    That’s historically …
    That’s historically true…but this tale is symbolic. And you can’t think of Preah Kaew in this story as being the same as Preah Kaew the Emerald Buddha…they’re conceptually related, but obviously not exactly the same. Many countries have stories of Preah Kaew, only Cambodia has this specific one.

  4. Sookchai on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    thai got the pra …
    thai got the pra keo after they invaded laos. they didnt take it from cambodia they took it from laos.

  5. nolee on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    I heard those STORY …
    I heard those STORY ..hehe .. ♥

  6. FarEye2 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    lol. That was some …
    lol. That was some fairytale story telling from the elders. It reminded me of the time when I was a young child being told of something silimar to this. hehe. I don’t get it.

  7. laukta on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Bonjour frank.

    Bonjour frank.
    Vous êtes un vrai pur-sang khmer mieux que quiconque dans ce siècle…
    Bonne continuation mon ami.
    Aurevoir et bon courage.

  8. preahko on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Not possible, I’ve …
    Not possible, I’ve never been to the Philippines. Wow, scary to think that 15 years ago there was someone out there who looked like I do today! haha…

  9. preahko on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    …but the story of …
    …but the story of Preah Kaew as a person, with a brother who is a magical talking cow, is a 100% Khmer creation (though, as we saw at the end of Episode 8, the cow and the knowledge inside him represents Cambodian’s tradition of knowledge received from India, taken by the Thais…).

  10. preahko on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    No, Preah Ko/Preah …
    No, Preah Ko/Preah Kaew is pure Khmer. Neighboring countries (Thailand, Laos) have legends of the creation of the Emerald Buddha (Preah Kaew) in India and its travels to Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Thailand, but that’s very different…in reality, nobody knows where the physical Preah Kaew (now in Bangkok, since the early 1800s) came from…

  11. angkor666 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    oh, o sir. I …
    oh, o sir. I think you was my teacher in phillipine about 15 years ago. if you real was my teacher. thank you!

  12. angkor666 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    I though that was …
    I though that was indian story.

  13. preahko on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Unripe mango is the …
    Unripe mango is the food that Khmer women traditionally crave when they’re pregnant…like “pickles and ice cream” for Americans…

  14. PROLUNG on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Why does the story …
    Why does the story involves with mango? Hehee. I have a scar on my cheek from eating mango when I was little kid. The mango was given to me by a godsend monk. True story!

  15. Darrenvkham on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    when the conclusion …
    when the conclusion to preah ko prah keo?

  16. pep7890 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Looking forward to …
    Looking forward to the conclusion. Love all of your vids. Keep up the great work.

  17. iluJr on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    Good job Frank. …
    Good job Frank. Thanks.

  18. kings2099 on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    i want the …
    i want the conclusion…NOW!

  19. preahko on September 28th, 2008 10:48 pm

    In case anyone’s …
    In case anyone’s wondering, the sexy scenes over the closing theme are the evil thai king getting busy with a concubine, from the 2003 movie version…

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