Dancers from the Cambodian Royal Ballet as well as from China immerse you to the time when the Temples of Angkor were built.
Smile of Angkor is a high technology laser show with modern lighting and sound system. It combines ancient Cambodian songs and dances with ancient Khmer martial art performances, acrobatics, legends, local Khmer life, the temples of Angkor, Khmer festivals and the Hindu myth Churning the Sea of Milk.
Smile of Angkor is an evocation of life in the majestic city of Angkor at the time of Suryavarman II. The show is 70 minutes long and is divided into six chapters: “Dialogue with God”, “Glorious Kingdom”, “Resurrection of the Gods”, “Churning the Sea of Milk”, “Prayer for Life” and “Smile of Angkor”.
Dialogue with God
A child full of questions comes to Angkor and talks with God. The child travels through time, leading us on a journey to seek the mysterious Angkor Civilization.
Over one thousand years ago, a great Kingdom established its capital in the forest, creating a heavenly life for both men and gods.
Resurrection of God
This is one of the most beautiful and mysterious relief sculptures and statues of Angkor Vat. Stories depicted in the embossments are revived and extended through the Shiva Dance and the Apsara Dance.
Churning the Sea of Milk
This dance describes the legend of a war between the gods (devas) and the demons (asuras) fighting for Amrita, the Elixir of Life.
Prayer of Life
In this beautiful world, the forest looks like heaven and the peacocks dance gracefully. Lotus is blooming; holy praying of peace echoes in the world…
Smile of Angkor
By smiling, people bring happiness to each other and become closer to the Gods. This is the message of the eternal “smile” of Angkor.
The smile of Angkor not only makes a great achievement in Cambodia’s culture and arts but also makes a great contribution to the Cambodians. In Smile of Angkor, ninety percent of the dancers are from Cambodia. Some of them are orphans; some of their relatives are the victim of landmines. Smile of Angkor offer them a job, train them to be a dancer. They become the inheritor of Cambodian culture. Smile of Angkor also cooperates with two Cambodia Orphan Schools to support these poor children by donation. Watching Smile of Angkor, you not only can enjoy the real culture of Cambodia, but can help Cambodian people.
The four worthiest visiting venues in Angkor: Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Tonle Sap Lake, And Smile of Angkor. ” Smile of Angkor ” is the new wonder that Cambodia creates for the world.
The performance contains traditional Cambodian dances such as Royal Candle Dance, Apsara Dance, Shiva Dance, Peacock Dance, Monkey Dance, Revived Hero Dance and Bokator (traditional Khmer martial art).
According to inspitrip.com and angkorfocus.com