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Theater, Conference Hall, New Khmer Architecture

Project timeline

1960 – 1961


Culture & Entertainment

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Preah Sisowath Quay
12207 Phnom Penh

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Article last edited by AleeshaCallahan on
March 07th, 2013

Chaktomuk Conference Hall Change this

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
by Vann Molyvann Change this
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Designed by the architect Vann Molyvann, this venue was originally opened in 1961 as "La Salle de Conférence Chaktomuk".

This aesthetically pleasing fan-shaped hall topped with a traditional Khmer tower is situated close to the Royal Palace and hovers like a bird on the embankment overlooking the river junction at Chaktomuk.

The building was redeveloped as a restaurant in 1991 and was changed into a theatre in 1994.

The Chaktomuk Conference Hall was completely refurbished in 2000, primarily to provide international-standard facilities for conferences. Subject to programming it is still utilised from time to time as a theatre venue, but only for special programmes organised directly by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts.


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