Cambodia’s Water Festival returns after 3-year hiatus due to pandemic

The annual Water Festival, Cambodia’s grandest festival, returned on Sunday after a three-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Xinhua.


Boat race is the centerpiece of the three-day festival, which sees tens of thousands of oarsmen and spectators from across the Southeast Asian nation flocking to the riverfront in the capital Phnom Penh.

Bou Chumserey, vice chairman of the boat-racing technical control committee, said some 337 boats with about 20,417 crew members took part in this year’s regatta.

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