Like most of countries in the world, Cambodian people also believe in things which doesn’t relate to each other and it’s what we call a superstition. Cambodia is one of the most superstitious nation in Asia, we believe in many superstitions, but here are some of them which are known throughout the country.

  • If you dream about snake, your ideal person is coming soon.
  • If you and your friend smell the same flower one after another, both of you will share your future husband in some way.
  • If you sing while you are cooking, you will marry a widow or widower.
  • Cambodian men and women usually count the sound of the gecko crying in order to check out about their future husband or wife. If you are a girl, you will start counting it by saying “Bachelor” at the first sound of the gecko and say “ Widower “ at the second sound. If you end up with bachelor, your future husband will have been a bachelor man before he marry you, and if you end up with widower, your will marry a widower.
  • Some Cambodian people would not eat Trey Dom Rey (one kind of fish), because they believe that  Fish was a pity mother who died and born again as a fish in order to look after her daughter who was oppressed by the step-mother. (but some of us eat the fish).
  • If there is a lunar or solar eclipse during pregnancy, the mother must make sure to rub her stomach with CaCO3 in order to eye fold the baby not to see the ugly face and the evil power of Rahu. If she does not do so, her baby will not be born as a clever child because the child intelligent was gone when he or she saw Rahu’s evil power. The reason of being intelligent is because the baby was too scare and lost all of his or her memory.
deviding line angkor wat


phare cambodian circus logo

Phare, the Cambodian Circus

A highlight in Siem Reap! Buy tickets online directly on the Circus Phare website*.

angkor wat sonnenstern


Discover the best things to do in Cambodia. Book tickets and activities online with our best price guarantee! Read reviews about top tours and attractions in Cambodia.

logo getyourguide

Powered by GetYourGuide

Links and references with a * are an affiliate link (advertising link). If you like Visit Angkor and buy, book or subscribe to something via an affiliate link, the provider will make a small commission for Visit Angkor. Of course, there are no additional costs for you.

Blog subscription Visit Angkor

SUBSCRIBE to our blog and get new articles automatically sent to your mailbox!

Select list(s):

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Join our Facebook group

International travel group with friendly people who love Cambodia. We speak English, German and a little Khmer.

By the way: We write here at Visit Angkor with a lot of passion and love. Nevertheless, it can happen that information is no longer up to date or perhaps even incorrect. We would be happy to hear from you so that we can update the information accordingly. Thank you very much!

Click to rate this post!
[Total: 2 Average: 5]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *