Saturday, December 22, 2007

Salarien Pheasa Khmer at Prasat Phum Pon, Surin province

The first salarien pheasa Khmer at the oldest Khmer Temple in Surin province

Many Khmer may now know the Phum Pon but for the Surin people, Phum Pon is the oldest Khmer temple in modern days Thailand. It stands for 1,600 years to tell how the first generation of the Khmer people achieved its civilization. Of course, this is not just an ordinary Khmer community. It has 3 barays (water reserviors) and a road link to other Khmer villages since the time memorial.

ILEP (Indigenous Language Education Project) is pleased to announce its milestone in setting the Khmer Language School at Phum Pon. It will be the symptom of the last long Khmer language in Surin province. ILEP welcome all the Khmer people to join the inauguaration of the school on the 19th of January 2008 at 9.00 a.m. to pay a homage to the Khmer ancestors. All are welcome. Coming to Surin from Bangkok can be made through the buses and trains. From Phnom Penh, please come to Poi Pet then takes the bus from the Rong Klua to Chong Tako and wait for a bus to Surin town. Cheap accommodation can be found in Surin city or ILEP can arrange for the pick up service if you come in group. Please come and witness the first Khmer Language School at Phum Pon village in Sangkha city, Surin.
Interested persons can phone to Chheymongkol at 66-87-5815514 or at