APSARA (Authority for the Protection of the Site and Management of the Region of Angkor) is the Cambodian management authority responsible for protecting the archaeological park of Angkor. Founded in 1995, it is in charge of the research, protection, and conservation as well as the urban and tourist development of the park.
An Apsara is a female spirit from Hindu and Buddhist mythology.
Apsara or Absara may also refer to:
- Apsara dance, a term for Khmer classical dance
- Vina Apsara, a character in Salman Rushdie's novel The Ground Beneath Her Feet
- Apsara TV, a Cambodian TV channel
- APSARA, the Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap
- FF Absara, a typeface designed by Xavier Dupré.
- Apsara, India's first nuclear reactor.
- Apsara, a Khmer film, directed by Norodom Sihanouk and starring Norodom Buppha Devi and Nhiek Tioulong.
Apsara is a 1961 Bollywood film starring Pradeep Kumar, Padmini, Heera etc.
n. (cx Indian mythology English) A female spirit of the clouds and waters.
Usage examples of "apsara".
Prenton had a foreshortened view of his Apsaras going ahead, while Holt stopped to check around the set.