A group of children throw water at the crew of a racing boat as they pass by after finishing their race on the Tonle Sap river during the Water Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Omar Havana

No, not Songkran – that other water festival, in Cambodia, and its thrills

Also known as Bon Om Touk, the annual event draws more than a million Cambodians from the provinces to the capital for three days of boat racing and other festivities

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A group of children throw water at the crew of a racing boat as they pass by after finishing their race on the Tonle Sap river during the Water Festival in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photo: Omar Havana
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Marissa Carruthers

Marissa Carruthers

Marissa is a British journalist of 15 years, who relocated to Cambodia almost six years ago. She writes about lifestyle, travel and culture across Southeast Asia and has been contributing to the Post for the last five years.