Water Blessing Ceremony

Experiencing a Khmer Buddhist Tradition

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$25.00 per guest
Hosted by Yoeun Leak

Highlights

  • Experience a tradition as ancient as the temples of Angkor
  • Receive a sacred Buddhist water blessing from a monk
  • Learn about Khmer Buddhist beliefs in an engaging exchange with your knowledgable host
  • Visit to traditional local market after the blessing to for light refreshments
  • Introduce a brief history of Buddhism in Cambodia and visit Prom Rath Pagoda

Inclusive of:

  • English speaking guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Donation to the pagoda
  • Expenses incurred during market visit

Not Inclusive of:

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide or driver (optional)
4.8 Out of 5
64 Reviews
Diego Lara Mexico
5
7 May, 2019

Amazing experience

Derek Linington New Zealand
4
24 Apr, 2019

I really like the fact that I was taken off the beaten track to a monastery out of town (after the tour of the main one ...

$US 25.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 15 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

More About This Experience

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 water blessing experience at the Wat Bo Banteay Chey Pagoda. The first blessing involves vessels of blessed water being poured over your head while the monks chant harmoniously as they wish you good luck, safe travel, and a long life. Following that you will change into dry clothes and sit with the monk inside the pagoda accompanied by a light sprinkling of water. At the end of the blessing, your wrist is adorned with special red ties that signify the blessing performed.

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service is included in this tour. You will be asked to enter your pick up address during checkout
  • Bring an extra set of dry clothes to change into after the water blessing
  • Dress code: Strictly to cover shoulders and knees
  • Bring a camera so that your host can take pictures while you are receiving the blessing

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Your Local Host

Yoeun Leak

About Mr. Yoeun Leak- A host of Buddhist Water Blessing and Angkor Temple Tour Guide. His appearance; Curly hair, dark skin, broad for head, deep eyes, and square face. This appearance is about 80% of ancient Kh...

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64 reviews from people who took this experience

Diego Lara Mexico
5
7 May, 2019

Amazing experience

Derek Linington New Zealand
4
24 Apr, 2019

I really like the fact that I was taken off the beaten track to a monastery out of town (after the tour of the main one near Pub Street) for the water blessing. Take a sarong or your swimming gear.

Adam Kantor United States
5
24 Apr, 2019

Savin was a great host! Provided a great explanation about Buddha and Buddhism. Beautiful blessing and ceremony.

US$ 25.00 per guest
64 Reviews