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A visit to Angkor, Siem Reap during Khmer New Year – The Cambodian way of celebrating the New Year!

Many tourists and expats tend to stay indoors and not travel during this period as the country becomes one big commotion of festivities. The prices usually go up, and the services are reduced and limited only to a few destinations.

A bit of history

Earlier, the New Year was celebrated between December and January, but now it has been moved up to April on par with the Hindu New Year.

The first day

The first day is meant for blessings and offerings entirely. The locals make offerings and receive blessings at the local temples.

The second day

The second day is more like a family day where they offer gifts to their family members.

The third day

On the last day, the locals visit the pagodas for blessings and offerings just like the first day.

Where can you stay in Angkor?

Don’t worry too much about finding a suitable place as the region is dotted with places like Anantara Angkor Resort and many other luxury hotels in Siem Reap which offer you excellent accommodation options.

Catalina Forbes is a travel writer who bases her content on many thrilling escapades experienced across the world. Google+

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