Letter From Siem Reap

Videos of Cambodia’s mud builders go viral on YouTube

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Works of art made from mud and clay have gained over 86 million views on a Youtube channel called Building Technology. A group of artisanal builders were hired to create the structures for the online videos yet they are unaware of their fame.
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SIEM REAP - The villager before me walks with a slight stoop, his furrowed forehead shielding deep-set eyes. It is the first time we are meeting, but I recognise him immediately.

He is the face of the YouTube channel called Building Technology. He is the nameless, shirtless craftsman who digs 3m-deep basements, and shapes elaborate furniture and wall displays from dried mud.

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