PARTS OF CAMBODIA VIEW

Most homes in rural Cambodia, by necessity, are built on stilts –
north of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Another rural Cambodian home built on stilts –
north of Siem Reap, Cambodia
A thatch home with a primitive ox cart parked in the driveway –
north of Siem Reap, Cambodia
This modest home includes an extra bedroom and garage –
north of Siem Reap, Cambodia
A picture of the simple life, but is their lifestyle easy?
north of Siem Reap, Cambodia
The bicycle is the most common mode of transport in the countryside –
north of Siem Reap, Cambodia
Afternoon, rush-hour traffic –
north of Siem Reap, Cambodia
A boulder carved with images of Hindu gods (including a reclining Buddha) –
Kobal Spien, Cambodia
A very refreshing waterfall at the end of the trail; although many tourists visit the area, everyone mustbe cautious and stick to the well-worn paths because of the unexploded landmines

that remain hidden just beneath the surface after decades of “civil” war –
Kobal Spien, Cambodia

Unlike many other southeast Asian cultures, some aspects of the Cambodian culture are surprisingly conservative. When I asked my guide why most of the boys did not remove their shirt before entering the water, he replied with histwangy accent, “Because they shy” –
Kobal Spien, Cambodia
From just south of Siem Reap, the hydrofoil travels across the Tonle Sap Lake and along theTonle Sap River to Phnom Penh.
Travel by boat is not only faster but also more comfortable due to the country’s neglected

and pot-holed roads –
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

Travel by boat also allows visitors to glimpse into the watery lifestyle of many Cambodians –
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
Many Cambodians live the majority and perhaps the entirety of their lives floating on the water –
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
Not much room for these children to run –
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
You can leave home only by boat –
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
Although the Tonle Sap Lake is quite shallow, it has a seasonal variation of more than 20 feet.The lake reaches its maximum level
when the seasonal floodwaters of the Mekong River reverse the flow of the Tonle Sap River

and flood the lake –
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia

The pulsing nature of the lake in combination with a large floodplain creates a vibrant breeding ground for fish; this rich ecosystem is one of the world’s most productive inland fisheries and supports morethan 3 million Cambodians –
Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia
I would guess that the resume of most folks in the area has some mention of “fishing” –
Tonle Sap River, Cambodia
The Cambodians utilize a WIDE variety of transport to negotiate the rough roads! –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The Royal Palace as viewed at dusk –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
A festive gathering at sundown along the Tonle Sap River –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
The motorbike is often the family sedan in Cambodia –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Mom is taking the family out for a spin –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Room for at about 50 more passengers –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
For some reason, travelers often adopt a vegetarian diet when traveling in the developing world –
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This water buffalo is feasting on the lush grass amid the profuse litter that is common in theurban areas of developing countries –
near Phnom Penh, Cambodia
This water buffalo is getting a bath –
near Phnom Penh, Cambodia
All-weather sandals are functional in this landscape –
Kampot Province, Cambodia
Southern Cambodia is an area of lush rice paddies and forested mountains –
Kampot Province, Cambodia
The landscape exudes tranquility –
Kampot Province, Cambodia
Except, perhaps, when an afternoon storm looms in the distance –
Kampot Province, Cambodia
The ox cart is still commonplace in the countryside –
Kampot Province, Cambodia
Kampot Province, Cambodia
Somebody has to plant all of that rice –
Kampot Province, Cambodia
Working the rice fields can be back-breaking and monotonous work –
Kampot Province, Cambodia
The French hill station of Bokor was constructed by the French in 1922 on the southernmostpeak (3,543 feet) of the Elephant Mountains;
the hill station was used by the French elite to escape the humidity and chaos of the capitalcity during French occupation –
Bokor National Park, Cambodia
The eerie Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino sits abandoned on the isolated mountaintop with windows only partially covered by broken shards of glass.
The former hill station’s many structures have been used over the years for combat due totheir strategic location. The hotel becomes
especially haunting when the afternoon fog envelopes the vast, empty ballroom with its brokentiles and bullet-riddled walls –
Bokor National Park, Cambodia
This is the view from the back porch of the Bokor Palace Hotel; the vista from the 3,500-footsummit includes the Cambodian coast, the Gulf of Thailand, and the offshore Vietnamese islandof Phu Quoc –
Bokor National Park, Cambodia
The hill station included not only the Bokor Palace Hotel and Casino but also this Catholic church –
Bokor National Park, Cambodia
Southern Cambodia’s sleepy coast on the Gulf of Thailand –
Kep, Cambodia
Sunset over Cambodia’s Elephant Mountains –
near Kampot, Cambodia
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