Bon Om Tuk (Water Festival)
The Cambodian Water Festival is celebrated in November and marks a reversal of the flow of the Tonle Sap River. Every town and province joins in with the festival but the biggest celebrations take place in Phnom Penh with boat racing along the Sisowath Quay. For three days, workers from every province join with the city’s residents to celebrate by night and day. The festival lasts commemorates the end of the country’s rainy season, as well as the reversal of flow of the Tonle Sap River. It includes boat races and concerts, and attracts several million people each year. Sadly it was canceled this year in Phnom Penh.
Enjoy the pictures from Siem Reap. As you can see, it’s not just about boat races...
Lining up before the races
All sorts of delicious food was available
Nothing like lunch with a view