© Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom

Hei Neak Ta 2016

The Hei Neak Ta – or procession of the spirits – marks the end of the celebrations of the New Year for the Chinese community of Phnom Penh. For the occasion, thousands of people flock into the streets and participate in a colourful and extravagant procession in which possessed spirit mediums are paraded among the crowd and bless local shops …

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My pics fly high

In the last few months I had the opportunity to start collaborating with Ink Global, the world’s leader inflight and travel related magazines producer. So far I received 3 assignments covering Cambodia for Fah Thai Magazine (Bangkok Airways) and Tiger Tales Asia (Tiger Airways). I have been travelling to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh with …

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04/10/2013 - Vihear Suor (Kandal - Cambodia). Horse riders compete during the annual races held as part of the Festival of the Dead (Pchum Ben) in the small village of Vihear Suor. © Thomas Cristofoletti / Ruom.

Pchum Ben festival’s buffalo race

Thousands of Cambodians descended on the small village of Vihear Suor (Kandal Province) on October 4 to cheer on the annual water buffalo race that marks the end of the 15-day festival for the dead (Pchum Ben), the most important Cambodian religious event. The race, that has very ancient roots, is organised for the entertainment …

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