– Siem Reap Holds Special Celebrations for Chinese New Year announces that Siem Reap is set to host a number of festivities to mark Chinese New Year that will include dances, fireworks and a series of colourful cultural displays.

Siem Reap, Cambodia, December 18, 2010 --( Decided by the lunar calendar, next year’s Chinese New Year will fall on 3rd February 2011 and marks the start of the year of the rabbit. The event is celebrated by people all over Cambodia and especially in Siem Reap which has a large Chinese community.

Families will be coming together to spend time together and give gifts usually of clothes, money and gold and people can be seen visiting temples to pay respect to their ancestors. People heading to Siem Reap should not miss the opportunity to try a dish of ‘Samlor Chab Chhay’ which is specially prepared for the event and consists of a soup filled with succulent grilled duck and pork.

Visitors to Cambodia’s historic city checked into cheap Siem Reap hotels can view parties taking place throughout the area with parades of people dressed as dancing dragons and prancing lions. The streets will also be filled with the sound of exploding firecrackers and traditional Chinese dances and songs will be performed for the hundreds of people that gather for the event.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at commented: “Chinese New Year is a time for families to get together and the demand of hotels in Siem Reap are getting higher. Early reservations are a necessity and people should go online which will make it easier to find the best rates.”

Lek Boonlert
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