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
72 Reviews
Mike Caunt United Kingdom
5
6 Jul, 2019

Great experience, fantastic introduction to the history of buddha, a meditation session and water blessing. Definitely w...

Adrian Rash United Kingdom
5
5 Jul, 2019

This was a fantastic trip and we learned a great deal from our host yoeun, please book it and if you like true markets w...

$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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72 reviews from people who took this experience

Mike Caunt United Kingdom
5
6 Jul, 2019

Great experience, fantastic introduction to the history of buddha, a meditation session and water blessing. Definitely worth doing for an activity beyond just viewing the temples. Especially good considering the gentleman who took the tour used to be a monk himself

Adrian Rash United Kingdom
5
5 Jul, 2019

This was a fantastic trip and we learned a great deal from our host yoeun, please book it and if you like true markets wear the locals shop this is the one for you

Stefan Jovanovic United Kingdom
4
21 Jun, 2019

Learning about the formation of Buddhism & experiencing the local market.

Nicole Needham Australia
5
6 Jun, 2019

Our guide Youen Leak was so incredibly knowledgeable and helped enhance the experience. He knew where to go, what to see and was willing to help us in any way possible. I would highly recommend this - a true highlight of our trip!

Diego Lara Mexico
5
7 May, 2019

Amazing experience

US$ 25.00 per guest
72 Reviews