Info

To celebrate the last day of their calendar and honor their ancestors, the ethnic Khmer peoples living in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, and many who cross the border, hold an annual cow racing festival. Taking place on the grounds of a pagoda in Tri Ton, near the border with Cambodia, two pairs of cows with a driver in tow, race around a muddy circular track, as spectators flow up to the edges of the course. The winner can take home about three thousand dollars, a very large sum for nearly all people living in either country.

Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
Filename
Khmer Cow Racing Festival - Mekong Delta, Vietnam 2010-27.jpg
Copyright
Quinn Ryan Mattingly
Image Size
5616x3744 / 10.0MB
Contained in galleries
Khmer Oxen Racing Festival 2010
To celebrate the last day of their calendar and honor their ancestors, the ethnic Khmer peoples living in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam, and many who cross the border, hold an annual cow racing festival. Taking place on the grounds of a pagoda in Tri Ton, near the border with Cambodia, two pairs of cows with a driver in tow, race around a muddy circular track, as spectators flow up to the edges of the course. The winner can take home about three thousand dollars, a very large sum for nearly all people living in either country.