Water Festival

King Norodom Sihamoni attending the second day of the three-day Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Monday Photo: Sor Sovann/Cabinet of the President of the National Assembly

The king, top lawmakers and the prime minister attend an Independence Day ceremony during the second day of the annual Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Monday. The three-day event in front of the Royal Palace on the Tonle Sap River involves hundreds of boats and thousands of rowers. The festival commemorates the Khmer defeat over invading Cham forces during the Angkor era.



King Norodom Sihamoni during the second day of the three-day Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Monday Photo: Sor Sovann

Senate President Say Chhum during the second day of the three-day Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Monday Photo: Sor Sovann



National Assembly President Heng Samrin during the second day of the three-day Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Monday Photo: Sor Sovann


Prime Minister Hun Sen during the second day of the three-day Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Monday Photo: Sor Sovann

National Defense Minister Tea Banh during the second day of the three-day Water Festival in Phnom Penh on MondayPhoto: Sor Sovann

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