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Phnom Penh Dragon Boat Races


The dragon boat races in Phnom Penh are a not to be missed event in Cambodia. Here is a series of photos I made some years ago when I was at the right time at the right spot.

Phnom Penh Cambodia Dragon Boar Races
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The dragon boat races are an annual event right in the middle of the capital. As you can see on the photos, it's basically a big party where everyone is invited. I've only once witnessed the event. It was an amazing spectacle. One of those unexpected highlights you wouldn't have want to miss for anything.

Phnom Penh Dragon Boat Races

Phnom Penh Dragon Boat Races
The orchestra at the races

Although the festival was all about the dragon boats, music has an important place in the festivities. Music, food, drinks and everything else you can image you might need/want is available. The whole city celebrates, so in the rest of the town (I came from the hotel) all the roads were very quiet, shops closed, offices and banks were closed too.

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