Exciting ox racing festival of Khmer people in An Giang Province

Khmer people in Tri Ton District, An Giang Province, celebrated their traditional ox racing festival on September 18.
Exciting ox racing festival of Khmer people in An Giang Province
Exciting ox racing festival of Khmer people in An Giang Province
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The festival attracted 25 pairs of oxen from across the towns and communes in Tri Ton District.

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Pairs of oxen sprint to the finish line.

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The oxen controllers show off their power and skills at the competition.

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The ox racing festival commemorates the merits of the Khmer’s ancestors and wishes for happiness and peace for their souls.

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The event attracted thousands of visitors and local people.

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The winning pair of oxen awarded at the event.

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The first prize went to a pair of oxen owned by Nguyen Thanh Toan from Luong Phi Commune.