8th River Festival in Siem Reap Province to be More Cheerful

The 8th River Festival, to be held in Siem Reap province on Mar. 16-17, 2024 under the theme 'River for Peace and Development,' will be more joyful with many interesting programmes. The forthcoming festival will feature art performances, local products exhibition, tourism faire, Mekong Food Festival, and many other entertainment activities along the Siem Reap River and at the Pub Street in the provincial city, pointed out the Ministry of Tourism in an announcement on Feb. 22. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Moha Borvor Thipadei Hun Manet and the First Lady Lok Chumteav Dr. Pich Chanmony will preside over the opening ceremony of the River Festival on Mar. 16, it added. The annual event will contribute to boosting tourism and increasing the promotion of tourism potential of Siem Reap province and other riparian provinces, as well as to promoting diversity of the Mekong sub-region, the source underlined. River Festival is organised every year on a rotation basis by the riparian provinces, and the first eve nt was organised in Kratie in 2015, followed by the second in Stung Treng, the third in Kampong Cham and Thbong Khmum, the fourth in Kandal, the fifth in Kampong Chhnang, the sixth in Battambang, and the seventh in Kampong Thom. Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse