Cambodia Water Festival

06 November 2021

The Water Festival, one of Cambodia’s big festivals, takes place for three days from 18-20 November 2021. The biggest celebrations are along the Tonle Sap River in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.

The Water Festival is celebrated in every province, but the biggest one definitely takes place in Phnom Penh. People usually enjoy the activities such as big boat races, illuminated floats (លយប្រទីប), a moon salutation (សំពះព្រះខែ) and eating of special rice made with banana or coconut juice (អកអំបុក).

Many people spend all their time at the boat races in day time and at night people floating small, handmade boats in the river along with many, many floating candles. Different government ministries create their own larger illuminated boats.  Later, in the evening there are beautiful fireworks displays that last around 20 minutes. The most unforgettable memory must be spending quality time with your beloved one and seeing the beautiful fireworks from either the balcony or the rooftop of Bellevue Serviced Apartments.

Even so, this year  the official activities such as the boat races are still suspended to minimize COVID risk. However, Bellevue as your home away from home is an exclusive residence where we can ensure you will enjoy your time with us for your private gathering or any occasions.