Celebrate annual Water Festival in Siem Reap


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Bon Om Touk or the Cambodian Water Festival, is the happiest festival in Cambodia celebrated in November and marks a setback of the flow of the Tonle Sap River. It is celebrated in every province but the biggest celebrations take place for three days in Phnom Penh with boat racing along the Sisowath Quay. People from everywhere join with the city’s residents to celebrate day and night.

Spiritually, the festival also dedicated in an honor to the 12th century Cambodian naval victories achieved under king Jayavarman VII, and to thank Buddha for the year’s rice crop and to request for sufficient water in the following year. The festival includes 3 other festivals celebrated during the night, Ak Ambok, Bandaet Pratip, and Sampheah Preah Khae. The festival attracts million people each year. The 2015 celebration will be on 24th, 25th and 26th November in Siem Reap province. Prepare your luggage to enjoy boat racing events and other local activities with us!


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