PHNOM PENH, Nov, 3, (Khmer Times) – In order to protect and develop sustainable river resources in Cambodia, an annual River Festival is being organized.
Another aim, as the Ministry of Tourism mentioned, is to enhance touristic diversity in Cambodia by making the provinces along the rivers more attractive for visitors.
According to a government sub-decree dated on Oct. 1, the River Festival will be held every year in the first or second week of March. A different province will host this event each year.
The provinces through which the Mekong flows will be primarily be hosting such events, but other provinces are not excluded.
The initial River Festival will be held in Kratie province, some 340 km northeast of Phnom Penh, where the Upper Mekong River flows.
The province is well known as the home of rare freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins and it is one of the country’s most attractive tourist sites.
Cambodia also has Sea Festivals being held annually at coastal provinces to offer the event-hungry tourist.