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

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 [email protected]

MOST VIEWED

  • Oil producers see oversupply

    Major oil producers said on Sunday that crude supply next year would outstrip demand, calling for new strategies based on production adjustments. Khalid al-Falih, Energy Minister of the world’s top supplier Saudi Arabia, said the kingdom would cut its production by 500,000 barrels per day (

  • ‘Historic’ Khmer Rouge tribunal Case 002/2 verdict to be delivered

    The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) are to deliver the verdict on Friday, in the trial of former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, in a pronouncement hailed as a “historic event for Cambodia and the world”. The verdict from

  • Record set for world’s longest dragon boat

    Cambodia broke the world record for the longest dragon boat – a title previously held by China, Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel said on Monday. He verified the record on the east bank of the Mekong river, in Prey Veng province’s Peamro district. “With

  • Analyst: Government appointments ‘a waste of national budget’

    The government has appointed over 200 officials as undersecretaries of state, secretaries of state, assistants and advisers at various institutions since October 1. While senior officials said the appointments were aimed at ensuring higher efficiency at the national level, social analysts said the practice is merely power-sharing