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Remote temples a hit for new year

Remote temples a hit for new year

More Cambodians are visiting the Ta Moan Thom and Preah Vihear temples as the Khmer New Year holiday approaches, according to military officials based in the area. Neak Vong, deputy commander of Royal Cambodian Armed Forces Brigade 42, said he was surprised to see nearly 300 Khmers visiting the Ta Moan Thom temple each week. “They are holding ceremonies at the temple and playing Khmer music to pray for peace and prosperity,” he said. Om Phirom, heritage police chief at Preah Vihear temple, said 1,500 Cambodians visited the temple in the past week.


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