You don’t have to look far to see a Cambodian hunched over their phone, and often they’ll be tuned into YouTube. Here are 10 of the most popular YouTube channels in Cambodia.
Catherine V Harry has no problem discussing taboo topics via her vlog, A Dose of Cath. The fearless 22-year-old Cambodian turns to the camera to provoke debate on issues such as sex before marriage, menstruation, masturbation and feminist rights.
DJ Nana – Sovathana Neang – is another young Cambodian who is unafraid to tackle topics that are traditionally regarded as off limits. The radio DJ and emcee has garnered a firm following among the country’s youth with her agony aunt-style radio show, YouTube channel and Facebook page, where she offers advice on everything from relationships, love and sex, to family troubles and abuse.
Cambodian Lary Sila gives an insight into life as a young Cambodian through her YouTube station. Her range of uploads span Cambodia’s diverse culture, Khmer lifestyle and lots of animals.
Cambodians love love love their karaoke, and a song is never far away in the country with everyone from construction workers, street food sellers and tuk tuk drivers singing away. As the country’s leading production house, Rasmey Hang Meas’ YouTube channel – stocked with more than 6,000 karaoke songs and music videos – is pretty popular across the Kingdom.
Keeping up-to-date with the latest goings on in Cambodia is a good idea to fuel inspiration for your trip while getting some background knowledge about the country and what’s going on. English-language national newspaper, The Phnom Penh Post does just that, posting a range of short videos on its YouTube site that capture life in the Kingdom.
With karaoke so popular, it’s little wonder Cambodian Idol has taken the country by storm, with the reality TV show’s YouTube channel the country’s third most popular. Now in its third season, tuning into the channel ahead of your trip will score you huge points from locals when you land in the country.
Angkor Cambodia features a string of videos showcasing life in Cambodia. Ranging from lunch at a local restaurant in Kampong Speu province, travels across the country and eating local delicacies, to visiting rural communities and searching for gem stones, this channel is packed full of interesting videos about the country.
Three months’ worth of travels across the Kingdom have been captured on video by this YouTuber, who has uploaded lashings of recordings relating to the country. Viewings take in trips to the market, local restaurants, catching crabs and hitting the countryside.
This channel is dedicated to showcasing Cambodia’s weird and wonderful array of wildlife, as well as the cultures and people that make the country so special. Taking in snakes, crocodiles, elephants, turtles and everything in between, this makes for addictive viewing.
This channel features a string of bizarre clips. From children catching a giant snake, how to cook snake as a snack, catching crocodiles and snaring birds with pans, Cambodia Daily Life gives blooper TV shows a run for their money.