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Bon om Tuk

Cambodian water festival - Boat races!

We were in Siem Reap for Bon Om Tuk
- the water festival on the 11th - 13th Nov.

It is celebrated in a much bigger way in Phnom Pen when the capital quadruples in size.
The festival in Siem Reap we loads of fun never the less!

There are hundreds of boat races over the three days and each team has a 'base' which is a float decorated in carnival type scenes and colours.

The best bit for me was the river side food stalls (of course). Some were transient and we descovered Cambodian doughnuts, a bit like a toasted pitta bread but sweet with seasame seeds (sorry Alice) - Divine.

There was also baguettes filled with anything from noodles to lardy pork!

On the second night everybody sends a small decorated floating candle down the river, it looked really beautiful and Khmer children leapt in after some of them to give their family's or friends float a helping hand.

Posted by GavandJen 05:06 Archived in Cambodia Tagged boating

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