Posts Tagged ‘Khmer New Year’

I visited Wat Phnom yesterday with expectation of some wild activities. But when I was there at around 3 pm, there was just a group of people playing some traditional games. 😦

Khmer New Year at Wat Phnom

Khmer New Year at Wat Phnom

Khmer New Year at Wat Phnom

In recent years, I have been anywhere far from Phnom Penh, so I end up visiting Wat Phnom for some New Year shots. It was also the place where I met Ari, a Finnish photographer, in person for the first time. At that time there were kids powdering each other, but this time I found no one doing anything wild again. To me, KNY year becomes quieter and quieter and less and less fun.

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090415mePhoto courtesy of Ari Vitikainen
Taken with D3 and Nikkor ED 70-200mm F2.8G

Quite New Year

Posted: April 12, 2008 in Uncategorized
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Khmer New Year is falling tomorrow, but things seem to be different this year. The quietness. I have never experienced such a quite Khmer New Year eve. Music or popular traditional game is nowhere to be seen and heard in my area. Are people having their tough time due to the price inflation and it is no more fun to have fun or to be in celebratory mood?