Search form

Login - Register | FOLLOW US ON

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Streets closed for late King Father's procession rehearsal

Streets closed for late King Father's procession rehearsal

The Phnom Penh Municipality will be blocking several main streets on Saturday in order to make way for a rehearsal procession in advance of the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk’s cremation next month.  

In a letter issued yesterday, the municipality announced that the rehearsal, which will take place again on January 26, is set to begin at 7:30am at the cremation site in front of the National Museum, and pass by the Royal Palace on its way up Sisowath Quay.

The procession will then head down Street 94 to the Wat Phnom roundabout, before proceeding down Norodom Boulevard.

The march will circle Independence Monument, then travel down

Sihanouk Boulevard before heading up Sothearos Boulevard back to the cremation site.  

“In order to make the procession go smoothly, the Phnom Penh Municipality is going to close traffic temporarily on those streets where the parade passes on 19 and 26 January from 8am until 12 noon.”  

The municipality said that it hoped travellers would be “understanding” of any resulting delays.

To contact the reporter on this story: Chhay Channyda at channyda.chhay@phnompenhpost.com

0

Comments

Please, login or register to post a comment

Latest Video

Cambodia's last tile masters: Why a local craft is under threat

Brought over by the French, painted cement tile making has been incorporated into Cambodian design for more than a century, even as the industry has died out in Europe.

Interview: Loung Ung, author of First They Killed My Father

The story of Loung Ung and her family’s suffering under the Khmer Rouge became known around the world with the success of her autobiographical book, First They Killed My Father.

Setting up a drone for flight. Photo supplied

How Cambodia's first drone company is helping farmers

SM Waypoint claims its unmanned aerial vehicles can help local farm and plantation owners increase their yields.