Giant Puppet Parade

Giant puppet parade February 2014

Giant puppet parade February 2014

Giant puppet parade February 2013

Giant puppet parade February 2013

Once a year, the streets of Siem Reap come alive to the sound of music and cheers as giant illuminated puppets make their way around town. Now in it's 7th year, The Giant Puppet Project is a local children's community arts project providing a creative platform for disadvantaged children. For more info check out : www.giantpuppetproject.com. 

The paper puppets, inspired by endangered species and Khmer mythical creatures, vary from 10 to 30 metres in size. For me the beauty lies in the detail, hundreds of  intricate paper cut-outs decorate the bodies of the puppets creating a light and shadow effect.