Bon Om Tuk - The Dragon Boat Festival


This festival marks the end of the rainy season and occurs in November for three nights during the full moon. There are boat races in Siem Reap, Battambang, Takeo, and in other towns in Cambodia, but the biggest feastival of all is in Phnom Penh.Each year thousands of Cambodians descend on Phnom Penh from all over the country for the Dragon Boat Racing Festival. Villages send teams with their dragon boats to compete during the 3 day event. Racing takes place from around noon till sunset and one after another, two boats race each other from the Japanese FriendshipBridge down stream to the finish line in front of the Royal Palace. Over 350 boats participate annually.