Lakhaon Poul Srei is believed to have originated from the Kingdom of Udong between 1618-1628 (17th century) during the reign of King Preah Bat Chey Chetha II. In 1878, Ms. Chinh, a great art teacher from Koh Oknheatey, came to teach Lakhaon Poul Srei in Vat Keansvay Krao. Today, one of her students, a 70-year-old woman, Ms. Chea Samut, has taken a lead role in reviving Lakhaon Poul Srei and currently teaches this drama form to students at Wat Keansvay Krao, after having disappeared for more than 40 years.
- MCFA & UNESCO (2004). Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Cambodia: A joint publication of the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts and UNESCO. Cambodia: JSRC Printing House.