Culture and Customs Dance: There are many types of classical dances in Cambodia, which was mostly preformed by females in royal castles for its is a specific art. The Khmer called it: Robam Apsara, and the artist were known as: Apsara dancers. In the 1960’s The Khmer Ballet had started to spread to foreign countries. First to be in the ballet was Princess Norodom Bopha Devi, one of the daughters of King Norodom Sihanouk. The dance was inspired by carvings in a Angkor temple, as a result the dance has been cultural for a millennium. Weddings: Last 3 days and three nights, which are full of ceremonies. The groom goes to the brides house with his family bearing gifts to the brides. 3 traditional songs: For the arrival of the groom, to present the gifts (dowry), and inviting elders. Tea Ceremony – bride and groom offer tea to their ancestors Hair is cut symbolically to represent a new start. Family and friends tie “blessing strings” on the left and right hands of the bride and groom.