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Khmer New Year Events in Siem Reap


This year, Khmer New Year has been delayed until 17-19 August, due to COVID-19. Many people in the Kingdom will head to Siem Reap and Angkor for the traditional celebrations and Khmer New Year events.

Boutique hotel Montra Nivesha, will host a series of special events during the Khmer New Year holiday, including the following:

Montra Nivesha
The inviting swimming pool at Montra Nivesha

Khmer New Year Yoga Classes

Aimee Ortagus will hold yoga classes from 19 to 22 August.

Photography classes

Improve your photography skills with British photographer Nathan Horton.

Cambodian Cookery Classes

Learn how to cook like a Cambodian with chef Bunthoeun.

The Last Reel

Screenings of The Last Reel will be held from 16 to 22 August, followed by a Q&A session with director Kulikar Sotho.

Phare Circus

Phare Circus will have performances every Friday and Saturday at 8pm, as well as special performances on 16, 17 and 20 August for Khmer New Year. Social distancing and other measures will be in place.

Cover photo of Angkor Wat at sunrise by Nathan Horton. For more information on Khmer New Year events at Montra Nivesha, click here.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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