Enjoy Chinese New Year in Siem Reap
There will be traditional Chinese New Year celebrations in Siem Reap and throughout the country. Many people will actually head down to the coasts for the lunar new year. You’ll find numerous dragon and lion dancing performances marching through Siem Reap, often stopping at businesses to give good luck. A common Chinese New Year superstition is that the longer these ancient creatures dance, the more luck it brings to the audience. These performances also take place in the countryside but on a much smaller scale.
Enjoy Chinese New Year in Phnom Penh
If you’re an avid photographer, you’ll love being in Phnom Penh for Chinese New Year celebrations. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of Chinese New Year traditions and witness burning incense and candles, generous food offerings, bird releases for good luck, and the burning of fake money.
It’s easy to tell when Chinese New Year is around the corner. Scarlet and gold festival lanterns hang everywhere from houses to shop fronts. Yellow floral arrangements brighten streets and businesses. Dancing dragons make their way through town, performing and often gathering large crowds. And, the color red is everywhere. Decorations are red, firecrackers are red, costumes are red, and even people’s clothes are red!
According to siemreapshuttle.com