Two weddings, two countries

Khmer and Thai wedding parties are as different as their cuisine, culture, and history. The population of Cambodia is dwarfed by that of Thailand - with approx 11 million in Bangkok (according to one source).

Imagine what appeared to be a 6' tall wedding cake ceremoniously cut from the highest tier to the lowest by a sabre held by the bride and groom in front of 1000 guests. Last night, my friend, Gog, was married in BKK.

Last weekend in Phnom Penh, Khmer dancing followed dinner after the empty beer cans hit the floors - while you may have a preconceived notions, I found both weddings to be a lot of fun as well as culturally insightful.

Many Chinese traditions were a part of the engagement and wedding ceremonies.

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