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  sampot

 

Cambodia

This girl, practicing Apsara Dance (fig.), is wearing a sampot, i.e. the Khmer traditional, sarong-like lower garment worn in Cambodia by both men and women (fig.).

 

It is considered the national garment of Cambodia and comparable to the Thai pah nung and the Burmese longyi. There are different kinds and styles.

See also TRAVEL PHOTO.

 

  sampot