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Climate

Rain cloud

It looks as if it's going to rain at any moment

Cambodian climate is ruled by two monsoons. From November to February we have little rain and high temperatures, on the other hand from May to October it has high humidity and heavy rain.



School ground in dry season

School ground in dry season
School ground in wet season

turn pond in wet season



Thunder cloud

Rain is over, thunderbolt cloud leave to west

As most rain comes in afternoon, we can enjoy beautiful red sky in the west



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Water Festival

in front of the Rayal Palace

No wheeled traffic is allowed in front of the Royal Palace Street.

Generally in middle of November - it's depend on each year's lunar calendar - water festival (Bon Om Tuk in Khmer) is hold for celebrate the end of wet season for a week. During the festival week boat races are held on the Tonle Sap River in front of the Rayal Palace.



Spectator

There is a large spectator
Goal

Goal is far from the shore

The bank of the Mekong is turn to seat that was packed full with an eager audience. The river quantity is high in this season and goal is far from the shore I couldn't see the order of arrival.


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Variety of boats

Row with foot

Row with foot

Long boat

This is long boat more than 40 people row a boat

There are various kind of boats come and go in front of audience. I wonder how to compete different type of boats are? Unfortunately I have no friends who explain me of my questions. I don't know the rule of this boat race till now.



Apsara?

Sits on the bow like apsara
Protect the boat

Guard the boat with sward
Apsara?

She has a parasol up



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