Bon Om Tuk (Wa­ter Fes­ti­val)

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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

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