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Traditional Water Blessing

Cleanse in sacred waters at a Buddhist blessing

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  • 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

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Traditional Water Blessing


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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.

Buddhist water blessing
Visit a temple in the countryside of Siem Reap for a traditional Cambodian ritual of Water Blessing
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Choose from two types of rituals, sprinkling of water and being completely soaked in water
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Change into a sarong that is provided for you
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Experience the peace and happiness that comes with this blessing
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Get a chance to walk around to see pagodas and ancient temples afterwards


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