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Message From The Ministry of Tourism cambodia

Dear World Travellers,

Welcome to the official Kingdom of Cambodia tourism website. Cambodia today is the result of a past filled with a mixture of peace and power struggles, calm and chaos. It’s a diverse country that offers ancient explorations for the independent spirit, artistic inspiration for those whose dream is to surround themselves with exotic beauty, and spiritual insight for travellers seeking a higher source of wisdom and awareness.

The Ministry of Tourism’s objective is to create an easy to navigate travel website that enables you to discover Cambodian places of interest and become immersed in our customs, culture, and cuisine. By traveling through the pages of Explore Cambodia, I hope you will be inspired to discover ancient temples and ruins, explore Cambodia’s nature and wildlife, and savour Cambodian cuisine. Whether your desire is to seek enlightenment in the serenity of one of Angkor’s ancient temples, kayak with the dolphins on the Mekong river, or enjoy the grandeur of the Silver Pagoda, you will find enchantment here in the Kingdom of Wonder.

Sincerely,

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H. E. Dr. Thong Khon
Minister of Tourism, Royal Government of Cambodia

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Indulge in cambodia's rich festivals & events

The Kingdom of Cambodia has a wealth of traditional and cultural festivals dated according to the Cambodian lunar calendar. All of these festivals are influenced by the concepts of Buddhism, Hinduism, and royal cultures. The festivals, which serve as a source of great joy, merriment and Cambodia’s national colors, play a major role in influencing tourists’ opinions, behaviors, and options. Most of these are a time of great rejoicing for the predominantly urban and the rural populace. Nowadays the whole nation unites in understanding its cultural values and traditions.

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Water and Moon Festival with Boat Racing

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Water and Moon Festival with Boat Racing

For the people of Cambodia, the Water Festival and Bon Om Touk (The Pirogue Racing Festival) in Phnom Penh is the most magnificent traditional festival. For three days Phnom Penh citizens, foreign tourists and peasants from various provinces gather in the capital to celebrate festival night day. The ceremony last three days to provide opportunity for people to by part in competition that there were to types of boats from near and far of provinces, taking part in the races, the pirogue and the rowing boat.

Cambodia Urban Art Festival

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Cambodia Urban Art Festival

The urban art movement is in its infancy in Cambodia, but as the country’s free-thinking way of expression catches on, a steadily rising number of street artists are pushing the scene. Step into some of the capital’s back alleys and Phnom Penh’s urban art scene can be seen simmering beneath the surface. Once-drab walls transformed into colourful works of art and walls of abandoned buildings given a new creative lease of life.

Visakh Bochea Day

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Visakh Bochea Day

Visak Bochea Day, also known as Vesākha, Buddha Day, and Buddha’s Birthday is a traditional holiday celebrated throughout the world by Hindus and Buddhists alike. This year, in Cambodia, we will celebrate on Sunday, April 29th. This day celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. During the first meeting of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, in 1950, they decided to formally celebrate Vesākha as Buddha Day.

Meak Bochea Day

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Meak Bochea Day

Meak Bochea Day commemorates the final sermon given by Buddha, in which he summarized the “heart of Buddhism” in three principles: ceasing from all evil, doing only what is good, and cleansing the mind. Meak Bochea Day is an intensely religious holiday in Cambodia, but there are still things for non-Buddhist tourists to see and do at this time that they will remember for a lifetime. You will learn about both Meak Bochea Day traditions in particular and Cambodian cultural traditions in general.

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

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Royal Ploughing Ceremony

The Royal Ploughing ceremony, or Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl in Khmer, and the Festival of Water and full Moon Salutation, know as Pithi Bonn Om Touk and Ak Ambok Sampeah preah Kher in Khmer, are such ceremonies. Predictions gleaned from these traditional ceremonies for the coming year are taken very seriously. The Festival of Water and Full Moon Salutation is celebrated usually in late October. Drippings from burning candles predict rainfall distribution to provinces across the country. The Royal Ploughing Ceremony predicts the weather, epidemics and farming conditions.

Royal Coronation of the King

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Royal Coronation of the King

Cambodia celebrates King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day every 29 October with a public holiday. King Norodom Sihamoni has reigned over Cambodia since 2004, when his father, Norodom Sihanouk abdicated the throne. Every year, Cambodians come out to celebrate the anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation with great fanfare. There are parades, fireworks, entertainment events, and cultural displays. The monarchy in Cambodia is deeply ingrained in the national history and culture, and the people show great love and adoration for the king.

Ankgor City Night Music Run

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Ankgor City Night Music Run

The Angkor City Night Music Run in the Ancient city of Angkor to celebrate the famous traditional Water Festival and Full Moon’s day in Cambodia. You will have unforgettable memory to run, walk and dance with our local people on the beautiful course along the small river at the center of Siem Reap downtown and finish with memorial finisher medal , snack and drinks with a professional DJ music and beautiful light lasers great sound to cut off all of your annoyance of the day.

Events & Festivals and Holiday

2018-11-21

Water and Moon Festival with Boat Racing

For the people of Cambodia, the Water Festival and Bon Om Touk (The Pirogue Racing Festival) in Phnom Penh is the most magnificent traditional festival. For three days Phnom Penh citizens, foreign tourists and peasants from various provinces gather in the capital to celebrate festival night day. The ceremony last three days to provide opportunity for people to by part in competition that there were to types of boats from near and far of provinces, taking part in the races, the pirogue and the rowing boat.

2018-12-07

Cambodia Urban Art Festival

The urban art movement is in its infancy in Cambodia, but as the country’s free-thinking way of expression catches on, a steadily rising number of street artists are pushing the scene. Step into some of the capital’s back alleys and Phnom Penh’s urban art scene can be seen simmering beneath the surface. Once-drab walls transformed into colourful works of art and walls of abandoned buildings given a new creative lease of life.

2018-04-29

Visakh Bochea Day

Visak Bochea Day, also known as Vesākha, Buddha Day, and Buddha’s Birthday is a traditional holiday celebrated throughout the world by Hindus and Buddhists alike. This year, in Cambodia, we will celebrate on Sunday, April 29th. This day celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha. During the first meeting of the World Fellowship of Buddhists, in 1950, they decided to formally celebrate Vesākha as Buddha Day.

2018-01-31

Meak Bochea Day

Meak Bochea Day commemorates the final sermon given by Buddha, in which he summarized the “heart of Buddhism” in three principles: ceasing from all evil, doing only what is good, and cleansing the mind. Meak Bochea Day is an intensely religious holiday in Cambodia, but there are still things for non-Buddhist tourists to see and do at this time that they will remember for a lifetime. You will learn about both Meak Bochea Day traditions in particular and Cambodian cultural traditions in general.

2018-05-03

Royal Ploughing Ceremony

The Royal Ploughing ceremony, or Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl in Khmer, and the Festival of Water and full Moon Salutation, know as Pithi Bonn Om Touk and Ak Ambok Sampeah preah Kher in Khmer, are such ceremonies. Predictions gleaned from these traditional ceremonies for the coming year are taken very seriously. The Festival of Water and Full Moon Salutation is celebrated usually in late October. Drippings from burning candles predict rainfall distribution to provinces across the country. The Royal Ploughing Ceremony predicts the weather, epidemics and farming conditions.

2018-10-29

Royal Coronation of the King

Cambodia celebrates King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation Day every 29 October with a public holiday. King Norodom Sihamoni has reigned over Cambodia since 2004, when his father, Norodom Sihanouk abdicated the throne. Every year, Cambodians come out to celebrate the anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni’s Coronation with great fanfare. There are parades, fireworks, entertainment events, and cultural displays. The monarchy in Cambodia is deeply ingrained in the national history and culture, and the people show great love and adoration for the king.

2018-11-24

Ankgor City Night Music Run

The Angkor City Night Music Run in the Ancient city of Angkor to celebrate the famous traditional Water Festival and Full Moon’s day in Cambodia. You will have unforgettable memory to run, walk and dance with our local people on the beautiful course along the small river at the center of Siem Reap downtown and finish with memorial finisher medal , snack and drinks with a professional DJ music and beautiful light lasers great sound to cut off all of your annoyance of the day.