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Sunset in Cambodia onboard Sovanna | Cambodian River Cruises

Sunset in Cambodia


“Softly the evening came with the sunset” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

There is something quite magical about watching the brief tryst between daylight and nightfall on a river. That moment when the heavens graze the earth in a brilliant collision of citrus hues and the sun begins its slow descent below the horizon. Tendrils of light still dawdle, caressing the clouds and staining the skies shades of orange, red, indigo and finally a powdery mauve. Sunset in Cambodia is like a glimpse into another realm. Mystical, majestic and dreamlike.

The heat of the day gives way to a gentler warmth.  Feel the last of the sun’s rays splash your face as the growing dusk beckons gently to the night. Skin is cooled by soft breezes. And, like the dying embers of a fire, silvery stars begin to twinkle behind parting clouds. Trees emerge, silhouetted by the approaching silky darkness as it begins its night shift. Oxen are brought down to the water’s edge to drink. Listen carefully and you can hear the symphony of nature. Is this the best moment in a twenty-four-hour cycle? A beautiful sunset in Cambodia on the water is one of the most peaceful experiences on earth. It arouses passions, instils calm, and invokes dreams.

It’s hard not to be moved by the romanticism and enchantment of a spectacular sunset on the water.

The river settles down with fluid grace. Effortless and untiring, it winds its way with unending patience. Seductive curves hug the banks. Daylight dissipates like a departing storm and the rivers flow into the welcoming arms of the balmy night.

And when the transition is complete, The lustrous moonbeams silver pathways on the rippling water. Random lights of fireflies’ blink on and off under starry skies. Ancient echoes and reflections of the Khmer kingdom linger. Cambodia steals your heart.

Now that we’ve put you in the picture, come and experience it for yourself.

Sunset in Cambodia onboard Sovanna | Cambodian River CruisesWatching a sunset on SOVANNA is a special and peaceful experience. Witness it from the soft water of your own Jacuzzi, with a cocktail in hand.  Gaze out from the lower lounge seating or the upper deck bar.  Let your eyes drift and rest and feel at one with nature as the sun’s heat whispers farewell and the day slowly and gracefully morphs into the evening. Enjoy being with a special person, family or complete solitude. Only you know what makes you happy. But we can do everything we can to make it happen.

They say that sunset is the opening act for the arrival of dawn when the sky will once again be glowing with the kiss of a brand-new day.

We say that a sunset in Cambodia is a unique experience.

There will never be the same one again. It’s when old dreams are put to rest and new ones are born. Join us on board Sovanna to nourish your soul.

It’s almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” – Bern Williams

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