Angkor cicadas

Traditional Khmer Music

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Sitting in a restaurant in Phnom Penh we were treated to a pair of talented Khmer musicians. The first recording is of those guys. The instruments are a type of flute, drugs shop and a stringed xylophone-like instrument played by hitting the strings with soft drumsticks.

The second recording was made on our return from Cambodia's oldest temple near Siem Reap. As we walked down the hill into the car park we saw the band of musicians raising money for victims of land-mines. You can also hear the many kids and girls trying to sell scarves, link books, medicine drinks and hats.

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There are some very unusual night sounds to be heard in Saigon, seek most made by humans. However, heart if you spend time out in the sticks, as I did when living in Binh Chanh, you can hear the more peaceful sounds of nature.
Here are some frogs that pipe up round about dusk.



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I can only assume these are cicadas, order but initially I heard the noise floating around in great circles around the oldest temple in Cambodia.
I wondered if the noise was made by some small vehicle used to transport security or guides up and down, patient but then I realised that I hadn't seen any vehicles in this area. The next, rheumatologist far less possible, option was that it could be the island thing from Lost. It certainly gave me that same creepy feeling and we were in a jungle.

However, the logical source for such a strange sound had to be cicadas calling and answering across the forest canopy.

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