Cambodian Traditional Dance

Cambodian Traditional Dance Male Peacok

Robam Kngork Pailin

(Pailin Peacock Dance)

This traditional dance comes from the Kola ethnic group, who live in the region in west of Cambodia. The dance relates to a legend about magic peacock who goes to preach to the King. The lively dance commemorates the peacock, which is a symbol of happiness, suggesting a courting scene between a peacock and a peahen. The dance is said to bring happiness and prosperity to villagers, and is often performed during the New Year and ritual ceremonies in times of drought to pray for rain.