Traditional Water Blessing
Cleanse in sacred waters at a Buddhist blessing
- Receive a traditional Buddhist blessing at Wat Athvea temple or at Arang Pagoda
- Your English-speaking guide will lead you through the process and explain the ritual's meaning
- This is a beautiful and traditional way to bless a newly wed couple or for anyone needing a bit of extra luck!
- Enjoy convenient hotel transfers to take you to the beautiful countryside
What to expect
Water Blessings are a traditional Cambodian practice that date back to ancient times. You'll be driven to an ancient pagoda, nestled in the beautiful countryside outside Siem Reap where you'll have a choice of two rituals. The first is almost a taster: a blessing accompanied by a light sprinkling of water. The second is the real deal: you'll be completely covered in water blessed by the monks (don't worry, you'll get a sarong to change into for the experience), whilst the monks chant in unison. At the end of your blessing, you'll receive a special red tie that signifies the ritual that was performed. This is a unique experience for individuals but can also be a special way for newly weds to celebrate their union as it's said that the blessing brings peace and happiness.