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Khmer Literature Festival takes over Pursat in October

Publication date 23 June 2022 | 20:00 | ICT

Khmer literature has a history which dates from ancient times. Despite a tragic interruption under the Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s, the age-old art is once again blooming.



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