15 million Cambodians, followers of Theravada Buddhism are getting ready to celebrate oncoming Khmer New Year on between the 14th and 17th of April. As you know, New Year events in our city starts a few days ago. Almost for a week, pub street of Siem Reap is wallowed in baby powder.
Old expats know, during New Year celebrations, sidewalks are dyed white because of the kilograms of baby powder spilled onto the streets. Even daytime you can still smell baby powder when you wander around . We will discuss hazards of baby powder (such as being carcinogenic) in another article. As Siem Reap City Guide, we recommend you to buy water guns nowadays, while they are still cheap. Enjoy attacking the amused masses on streets from the top floors of the pubs. They may swear you a lot but at least it is not hazardous as baby powder.
You can buy your water guns from Phsar Leu market on the 6th street or you can prefer lot more cheaper Phsar Krom market . Big water guns are currently priced at 10-12 dollars, but it can rise up to 20$ during New Year events.
We wish you all a happy, safe and sound new year already now.Read More