Discovery >

Khmer Annual Water Festival or ‘Bonn Om Toeuk’’

November 13, 2012 by Khiri Travel |


Known as the Water and Moon Festival, this marks the reversing flow of Tonle Sap River and also ushers in the fishing season. The highlight of the event is the boat races, which are held over three days. When night falls, fireworks light the sky and a flotilla of boats sail aloft for good luck.

People from all walks of life gather on the bank of the Tonle Sap for several days and nights. This year, the festival will not be occuring in Phnom Penh, in honour of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk; it will happen elsewhere as usual and the day will still be a national holiday. A smaller water festival can be seen around Angkor Wat.

Latest post

Khiri Travel Wins Inbound Travel Operator of the Year Award

Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards, held this week in Vietnam.Mr. Hugues Springer of Khiri Travel Vietnam collected the award at the 9th International Tourism Expo

Read More

Hotel Recommendations this Month

Yangon Airport Hotel and New Boutique Hotel Near Preah Vihear Temple

Read More

Phuket’s Kayaking Expert and Entrepreneur

In 1983, John Gray of Phuket’s John Gray’s Sea Canoe left a lucrative career in banking to start kayaking tours in Hawai’i in order to follow his life’s passion for “Mother Earth.” After five years, he was drawn to Asia and started his sea kayaking company in Thailand with a lot of elbow grease (hard work)!

Read More

Phuket and Diversity in Tea and Coffee Shops

The island of Phuket located on the Andaman Sea in the South of Thailand has enjoyed a good cup of tea and coffee for a long time.

Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Our B2B newsletters are for industry professionals




    *We’ll never share your email address and you can opt out at any time.