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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

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