His name is Huor… he’s called Ta Huor out of respect by the locals.
Ta Huor is a famous medicine man who works with native plants and much, much more. He practices what Cambodians refer to as “white magic”. During the civil war he taught his students who were forced to fight how to protect themselves. It’s believed that Ta Huor cannot be hurt by bullets or bombs. He’s beloved here in Siem Reap.
Every province has such men and women but it’s a secretive practice that few discuss openly. I was fortunate that my driver knew Ta Huor and was willing to take me to meet him.