Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)

Cambodian Water Festival (Bon Om Touk)

The Water Festival (ព្រះរាជពិធីបុណ្យអ៊ុំទូក) is one of the most important holidays in Cambodia.   The Water Festival takes place over three days in November all over Cambodia, with the biggest celebrations along the Tonle Sap River in front of Royal Palace in Phnom...
Cambodian Independence Day

Cambodian Independence Day

Happy Cambodian Independence Day!   Today, 9th November marks the anniversary of the Cambodian independence day from France in 1953. With the arrival of the French in 1863, Cambodia became a protectorate of France. By the twentieth century, the country was essentially...
Bon Om Tuk (Cambodian Water Festival)

Bon Om Tuk (Cambodian Water Festival)

Bon Om Tuk (Cambodian Water Festival) Cambodia’s Water Festival, or Bon Om Tuk in Khmer, takes place this week. An annual event to mark the reversal of flow between the Tonle Sap and Mekong River, it takes place during the full moon and is the largest and most...
Bon Om Touk – Cambodian Water Festival

Bon Om Touk – Cambodian Water Festival

  By Emily Martin Bon Om Touk – Cambodian Water Festival Last week Siem Reap was heaving with visitors from both overseas and other towns and villages of Cambodia. Why? Because it was the first time in 4 years that celebrations have been held on the river for Bon Om...