Siem Reap: 1-Hour Cambodian Buddhist Water Blessing
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Duration
90 minutes
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English

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What You'll Do
  • Experience a tradition as ancient as the temples of Angkor
  • Receive a sacred Buddhist water blessing
  • Learn about Buddhist beliefs and take part in an important ritual
Overview
Take part in a sacred Buddhist ritual when you travel to the Wat Arang Pagoda outside Siem Reap and receive a water blessing. Travel through the countryside and, at the temple, choose from 2 types of blessings that will each bring you cleansing and luck.
What to Expect
Water blessings are a traditional Cambodian practice that date back to ancient times. The blessings take place in an ancient pagoda in the countryside, just south of Siem Reap. Receive a blessing of your own during this 1-hour water blessing experience at the Wat Arang Pagoda.

Choose from 2 forms of blessings from the monks living at the pagoda. The first begins with the monks chanting harmoniously as they wish you good luck, safe travel, and a long life. It is accompanied by a light sprinkling of water. The second is a longer ritual which involves vessels of blessed water being poured over your head while the monks chant. For this ritual, you will be provided with a sarong to change into so that your clothing remains dry.

At the end of the blessing, your wrist is adorned with special red ties that signify the blessing performed.
What's Included
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tuk-tuk transfer
  • Sarong
  • Donation to the pagoda
What's Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide or driver (optional)

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