Siem Reap Province, Cambodia
Giant Puppet ParadeIf you happen to be in Siem Reap in late February, do not miss the giant puppet parade. For months, kids work with a team of volunteers to create these giant puppets and parade down pub street, accompanied by marching bands and other performers. Along the way, volunteers collect donations to support schools and orphanages.
This was easily one of the best nights I had in Cambodia. Everyone was so happy and excited and the kids were so proud. For the best views, head to pub street early and grab a spot at at one of the many restaurants with upper-level outdoor seating.