Khmer New Year at Temple in Battambang, Cambodia

by Samuel on April 14, 2013

While wandering around in Battambang – on our first full day in the city – we noticed traditional Khmer temple music from off in the distance, and as we approached our guest house it became louder, so naturally we explored a Buddhist temple on Khmer New Year (Cambodian New Year). Inside of the temple we noticed lots of Cambodians celebrating with festive food and incense. Special fruit was prepared along with various kinds of other dishes and sugar cane juice. Bowls were lined on a table where locals were giving rice (know as alm or almsgiving) to the monks. Children were laughing and playing and we even spotted rosters feeding. We live for these kind of random travel moments, where we step outside of our guest house not knowing what kind of adventures we’ll encounter. For those interested in experiencing Cambodian New Year (Khmer New Year) it takes place April 13th to 15th which is the end of the harvesting season for farmers.

Khmer New Year at Temple in Battambang, Cambodia

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memographer April 15, 2013 at 9:42 am

Happy New Year!
Love Audrey’s hat 🙂

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Audrey May 3, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Thank you! Rocking the Bolivian hat. 😉

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