A|R|O|M|A

Water Festival- stayed home

Posted on: November 28, 2007

    The exuberant Bon Om Touk (Water Festival) is an extremely important cultural event in Cambodia and marks the incredible natural spectacle of the reversing flow of the Tonle Sap River. The natural phenomenon occurs during the monsoon season when the water levels of the lower Mekong become so high that it reverses the flow of the Tonle Sap River, forcing the water back up on itself. This event also marks the start of the fishing season and provides a vital source of income for many rural Cambodians. Bon Om Touk begins on the full moon in November and parties, celebrations and cultural displays take place during the next three days of the festival. the water festival also includes three other ceremonies:Illuminated float (Loy Pratip), Moon salutation (Sampeas Preah Khe) and the eating of pestle new special rice with banana or coconut juice (Ork Ambok). . But the main attraction is the boat races which is a tradition that dates back to the ninth century and the reign of King Jayavarman II. The event has a great carnival atmosphere with markets and food stalls lining the banks and each evening closes with a fireworks display over the river .

waterfestival.jpg

Boat racing

moonfestival.jpg

 illuminate boat floating

This year, there were less crowded than other year because they were divided to other side of river. people seem enjoy their walking, watching, and eating a whole day. where as, i only ate and slept at home. To me, it’s boring than  last year  cos nothing to do and nowhere to go. Even though, i had celebrated eating of pounded rice with banana or coconut juice (Ork Ambok)   with my family… hasha not so bored

copy-of-24112007297.jpg

copy-of-25112007331-001.jpg

folding lotus

copy-of-24112007309.jpg

100 layer lotus! i folded it .. beautiful or not?

25112007336-001.jpg

i and super big pack SB

25112007349-001.jpg

wanna try?

25112007347-001.jpg

yummy!!!

these pix i took during at home.. nothing to do beside eating, sleeping,and taking photo for pleasure…. 🙂

1 Response to "Water Festival- stayed home"

Som nham phong 🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Calendar

November 2007
M T W T F S S
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  

My facebook

Sin Aroma's Facebook profile

Archives

visitors

  • 18,911

Pages

%d bloggers like this: