Equinox Angkor to Take Place This Week

Equinox Angkor, the sun rising over the central tower of the Angkor Wat Temple in Siem Reap province, is forecasted to happen this year between Sept. 20 and 22.

The forecast was shared by the Ministry of Tourism in an announcement released yesterday, stressing that the specific moment when the sun sits above the middle tower of Angkor Wat will be from 5:00 am to 7:00 am.

To promote the event, it added, the 4th Equinox Angkor Selfie Photo Contest under the theme Angkor Wonder Selfie will be organised and the three best selfies will be awarded with an official appreciation letter by the Ministry of Tourism and the amount of 1,000,000; 800,000 and 500,000 Riel (approximately US$250, US$200 and US$125) respectively for the first, second and third prizes.

This supernatural phenomenon takes place twice a year, the first time in March and the second in September, attracting thousands of national and international tourists.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press