Kep Gardens has built a strong relationship with the local community over several years. From attending weddings and funerals, memorial ceremonies, rice blessing ceremonies and religious celebrations at the 2 local pagodas we have met and made many Cambodian friends. Volunteers who stay at Kep Gardens have a wonderful opportunity to become involved in the local community and learn about the Cambodian culture.
Kep Gardens sponsors many local events:
Kep Water Festival – December each year. We sponsor the Kampong Tralach village boat every year.
Boxing Tournament – special event. Boxing is a popular sport in Cambodia.
Rice Blessing Ceremony – Every year after the rice harvest.
Jungle Marathon – Cambodian style triathlon.