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Siem Reap: 1-Hour Cambodian Buddhist Water Blessing

Product ID: 33766
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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.
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Duration: 1.5 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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  • 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
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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.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tuk-tuk transfer
  • Sarong
  • Donation to the pagoda
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide or driver (optional)

From US$ 28 per person

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Product ID: 33766