Tag Archive | Water Festival

Phnom Penh this Water Festival

Photo Courtesy by Kem Gunawadh.

Photo Courtesy by Kem Gunawadh.

The traditional Water Festival is back this November with many expectations and a lot optimism. Actually the real translation of “Bon Om Tuk” in English must be “Festival of the Canoas”. After three years of absence, the government announced its celebration this monsoon season November 5, 6 and 7. The last one was in 2010 that ended with an unforgettable tragedy that cost the life of 347 persons, mostly young women, and several were injured in a stampeded on a bridge to Diamond Island (Koh Pich). The next year the passing away of King Norodom Sihanouk would prevent its realization and 2013 was also suspended due to flooding and political conflicts.  Read More…

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Just so simple… we need Cambodian coins

100 rielWe still waiting the decision to restore the Cambodian coins, another victim of the wars and political conflicts of the end of the 20th century. You just see the ripped poor 100 Riel notes going around the markets and you feel ashamed. Read More…

Night of Music during the 4th Kep Trade Fair Concert 2011

Kep City. The popular Cambodian King of Pop, Preap Sovath, performs during the 4th Kep Trade Fair Concert 2011 tonight. It is the third year that Preap Sovath participates in the annual program in the growing tourist spot. The Cambodian female singers Kim Nisa and Pich Sophear and the popular comedian Peak Mi, were on the stage among other artists. The Fair ends tomorrow with more cultural programs and the Boat Festival.

Kep Water Festival

Kep City. A boat returns to the dock in Kep this afternoon after the race of the local Water Festival (properly translated as ‘Boats Festival’) this afternoon. Kep, the smallest Cambodian province at the southeast of the country, is already a tourist destination. This evening is expected the arrival of the popular Cambodian king of pop, Preap Sovath.

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