December, 2014 | Cruise Mekong River

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Mekong River Festival Set for March

Mekong River Festival Set for March

PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Kratie is gearing up to host the first-ever Mekong River Festival, scheduled to run Mar. 13-15 next year. The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia, in coordination with several ministries and government agencies, will organise the Kingdom’s first Mekong River Festival from March 13 to 15 next year in Kratie provincial

Best time to visit Mekong Delta

Best time to visit Mekong Delta

The Mekong River is the heart and soul of mainland Southeast Asia. The 12th longest river in the world, the Mekong runs 4,800 kilometers from its headwaters on the Tibetan Plateau through Yunnan Province of China, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam. It is the largest river in Southeast Asia. The river forms the

Goi Cuon – Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Pork and Shrimp

Goi Cuon - Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Pork and Shrimp

Gỏi cuốn is a popular snack food in Vietnam and is usually ordered as an appetizer in Vietnamese restaurants stateside. It is comprised of tightly wrapped rice paper bundles filled with pork, shrimp, vermicelli noodles, herbs, and greens. A Hoisin-based sauce topped with crushed peanuts is often served on the side for dipping. The flavors

Cambodia’s Royal Ploughing Ceremony

Cambodia's Royal Ploughing Ceremony

People in Thailand and Cambodia gather around their king on this day and together they implore the gods for blessing and know what the gods have in store for the crop year. Cambodians call this ritual, Preah Reach Pithi Chrot Preah Neangkol and the Thais refer to it as Phuetchamongkhon. Often celebrated in May in

Tra Vinh celebrates intangible heritage Ok Om Bok festival

Tra Vinh celebrates intangible heritage Ok Om Bok festival

Rooted in the religious belief that the Moon is the God that protects crops, the Ok Om Bok festival is celebrated by Khmer people in Ca Mau, Can Tho, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Kien Giang, Hau Giang, Tra Vinh, Vinh Long, and many other southern provinces. The southern province of Tra Vinh celebrated Ok Om