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Video: Cambodia’s Water Festival

Water Festival Phnom PenhThe annual Water Festival in Phnom Penh is coming up. It will be held from Saturday November 20th to Monday November 22nd, but expect festivities starting already on Friday Night.

More than 400 boats, propelled by precision-trained oarsmen, take part in the boat races and the city takes on a carnival air during this period.

Open-air live concerts are held, make-shift food stalls selling a variety of local fare are set up in parks and children as well as adults take rides on ferris wheels.

So I was looking for a video to get you in the mood and found a very nice one, made by Camboya Increíble, which I think is a specialized travel agency, if I understood the Spanish on the website right.

See this video of the Water Festival in 2009, made by Salvador Fernández of Camboya Increíble. Check the interesting tours they have on offer (that is, if you are able to read Spanish).