Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon.More
The Water Festival and Bon Om Touk (The Pirogue Racing Festival) in Phnom Penh is the most magnificent traditional festival.More
Pchum Ben is a public holiday in Cambodia that follows the period calledMore
Pchum Ben Festival is a public holiday in Cambodia that follows the period called "Vassa," a kind of "Buddhist Lent," and has been kept with great devotion by the Khmer people for longer than anyone can remember.
In essence, Pchum Ben is a time to remember, venerate, and present food offerings to one's deceased relatives. Ancestors are honoured going back as far as seven generations, and offerings are also brought for those without living descendants or in place of those who could not attend the ceremonies. Celebrants rise early in the morning to cook rice balls and other food items, which they bring to the monks at temples and pagodas. The monks chant suttas (Buddhist scriptures) all night without sleeping, then conduct the colourful and complex food offering ceremonies. Some Khmer give the food to the priests, while others leave it at pagodas for their deceased relatives to eat or cast it into a field for them to find. The first fourteen days see many offerings made, but it is the final, fifteenth day, that is the grand culmination of the whole period.
Pchum Ben is also the time when the "gates of hell" are supposed to open and let out those imprisoned there to travel to the land of the living to receive food from their relatives. Some are let out only temporarily, while others are thought to gain permanent relief. Offerers believe they receive merits by helping the dead and blessings from them but curses if they fail in their familial duty.
Cambodians all over the country will travel to their home provinces for Pchum Ben, and there are services in many towns and villages. Most ceremonies involve processions around temples and crowds that wait outside with lit incense in hand as the monks perform rituals inside. There are also symbolic events where five mounds of sand or rice are formed and decorated in an effort to point to Mount Meru, where various Buddhist gods are thought to reside.
10 years later it has evolved into an annual tradition to become the biggest cultural theme party in Cambodia Town, Long Beach and now for the first time at Mito Hotel, Phnom Cambodia!More
Once upon a time, a small group of friends gathered together around an idea about celebrating Cambodian culture that was unique and festive and thus Sarong Party was conceived!
10 years later it has evolved into an annual tradition to become the biggest cultural theme party in Cambodia Town, Long Beach and now for the first time at Mito Hotel, Phnom Cambodia!
As always, SARONGS ARE MANDATORY. Bring out your creativity, mix it up with that 2016 style, and most importantly bring that uniqueness that says YOU.
One of the key purposes of Cambodian Town Film Festival (CTTF) is to highlight the diversity of the Cambodian experience through the art of filmmaking. By specifically featuring films that deal with Cambodian social political conflicts, traditions, challenges and characters, the Festival will deepen Cambodian values and encourage new dialogue on a global scale.
Mito Hotel is a proud Supporter/Sponsor of CTFF.
Night of Apsara Doll is a showcase of Apsara Doll dress in Traditional Khmer Costume.More
Night of Apsara Doll is a showcase of Apsara Doll dress in Traditional Khmer Costume. These one of a kind works are design and handmade by Artist Bora from Siem Reap. The event will showcase 20 pieces of Fashion style created by Bora and it includes 2 different periods. The Angkor period and the Chaktomuk period.
HOU at Mito's philosophy is to thrust Cambodia's thriving community of artists into the limelight. It nurtures the spirit of innovation and creativity with a local twist. Remy aims on building positive relationships with not only local artists but also Cambodian artists living abroad.
Mito Hotel has created a homely space for artists to express themselves and to feel truly at home, whether they are musicians, painters, designers, architects, filmmakers, models, or fashion designers.
“In the Life of Music Film Wrap Party” is a private event in celebration of the closing production of a feature film “In the Life of Music,” to be shot in Cambodia.More
In the Life of Music Film Wrap Party is a private event in celebration of the closing production of a feature film “In the Life of Music,” to be shot in Cambodia. It will take place on Tuesday, March 15th, from 6 – 10 pm at the HOU at Mito Lounge.
The feature film consists of three chapters spanning three generations depicting three different worlds, changed by a song, and will run around 90 minutes. The central theme song is “Champa Battambang,” made famous by Sinn Sisamouth (considered the King of Khmer Music), depicting the lives of people whose world is inevitably transformed by war. It is a powerful intergenerational tale that weaves through 40 years of Cambodia’s ever-changing landscape.
Thank you to all the friends/families/staffs/guests for supporting our vision at Mito. It’s been...More
Thank you to all the friends/families/staffs/guests for supporting our vision at Mito. It’s been only 1 year that Mito was born, young as it may be; we have been in the Hospitality business since 1989 under the name Mittapheap Hotel. Mittapheap is a Khmer word which means “Friendship” and it is with this motto or “Mito” that we shall live up to the name, along with adding more services to support our guests near and far.
Mito Hotel has created a homely space for artists to express themselves and to feel truly at home, whether they are musicians, painters, designers, architects, filmmakers, models, or fashion designers. Mito Hotel is where artists and creative individuals come together, and caters to locals and Cambodians/Foreigners visiting from abroad, especially those who are returning to their homeland for the first time.
The dragons are believed to possess qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom...More
The dragons are believed to possess qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness. The movements in a performance traditionally symbolize historical roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity. This Monday February 8 at MitoHotel, the DragonDance will bring fortune, peace and prosperity to all. Happy LunarNewYear.
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Happy Khmer New Year. Year of the Monkey, Lunar 2560. I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful...More
Happy Khmer New Year. Year of the Monkey, Lunar 2560. I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful, prosperous future. May everyday you find peace, happiness and solitude in our beautiful county Cambodia. Many more years of success on your future endeavors.
សួរស្តីឆ្នាំថ្មី ឆ្នាំវក អដ្ឋស័ក ពស ២៥៦០ នាងខ្ងុំសូមគោរពជូនពរលោកអ្នក ព្រមទាំងក្រុម គ្រួសារទទួលបាននូវសុខភាពល្អ សេចក្តីសុខ សេរីសួស្តី ជ័យមង្គលវិបុលសុខមហាប្រសើរនិងចម្រើនរុងរឿងជោគជ័យជានិច្ចនិរន្តរ៍។
It’s beginning to look a lot like #Christmas in #Cambodia. For those that would like to donate used...More
It’s beginning to look a lot like #Christmas in #Cambodia. For those that would like to donate used toys/clothing/school supplies, please drop by at Mito Hotel. We’re doing a #ToyDrive till December 26 and Toys for Tots Christmas Dinner tonight for the #YMCA kids in Cambodia. Register for free at www.tinyurl.com/HOUatMito. Happy Holiday everyone. — at Mito Hotel.
FAM night: Sense, created by Janneke Highstreets and Chelsea Middendorf, showcases the short films of the...More
FAM night: Sense, created by Janneke Highstreets and Chelsea Middendorf, showcases the short films of the Cambodian Film Exchange Programme (part 1 of 2) in collaboration with Project Accessible Hollywood (PAH) as well as the artistic and musical talents of CAM Projects. The work of these young adults engage our senses and challenges our use of them in both the exhibition space and in our everyday lives.
The young film-makers, artists and musicians developed and express a shared identity in their country. Sense validates this awareness process for young adults and ask guests to also seek their own identify and value in the work.
The paintings exhibited as well as the interaction that will take place throughout the process of creating...More
The paintings exhibited as well as the interaction that will take place throughout the process of creating a collaborative work of art introduces #wesculptcambodia, a project that inquires on many levels who we, as a society, consider the makers of Cambodia to be.
The ASEAN Puppets Exchange program (APEX) was initiated in 2014 by Artsolute Ltd (Singapore) on behalf of the ASEAN...More
The ASEAN Puppets Exchange program (APEX) was initiated in 2014 by Artsolute Ltd (Singapore) on behalf of the ASEAN Puppetry Association :
Develop and strengthen a united yet diverse community and cultural identity among ASEAN’s puppet artists.
This is to pursue ASEAN’s goal to forge a common identity and build a caring and sharing society which is inclusive and where the well-being, livelihood, and welfare of the people are enhanced.
The event is to support Cambodia Town Film Festival September 3 to 6. This is to create a much more synergetic...More
The event is to support Cambodia Town Film Festival September 3 to 6. This is to create a much more synergetic partnership with CTFF and MITO. By creating the extra event, it shows our passion and dedication to preserving and cultivating art in the Film Industry. Mito has a lot to gain from this event, there is no hotel in Cambodia that has done anything of this caliber and to be the first hotel to create this partnership.
The event will showcase 7 Filmmakers their short film submitted into CTFF, unfortunately, CTFF is only help in Long Beach, CA. HOU at Mito and the partnership with CTFF is to bridge the gap and bring the short film festival to Phnom Penh Cambodia. The Night will consist of short film screening after all film is screen, Q&A is open.
Raneth Sieng presented her fabulous hand made dresses made with Khmer silk at this exciting event at the MITO Hotel...More
Raneth Sieng presented her fabulous hand made dresses made with Khmer silk at this exciting event at the MITO Hotel. She created incorporating all the kills she has learned during her studies. The fashion show included a video and photographic presentation guests nibbled on hors d’oeuvres and enjoyed the floral accents provided by Nysaii Floral Creations.