Cambodia (part 3)

Today is another adventure.  I have many photos for you on that post.  21 photos for you to understand the lifestyle of the people living over there.

We went to Tonle Sap Lake and  Kampong Khleang (fishing village).  The Lake is an important commercial resource, providing more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia. In harmony with the specialized ecosystems, the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive – floating villages, towering stilted houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of rising and falling waters  boats ride on the lake.

It is quite amazing to see how people live in those stilt houses ( can be up to 10 m/ 33 ft high). They have to protect themselves as in the rainy season ( Mid-May through October), the rising water of the Mekong cause the flow of the Sap river to reverse and also the lake surface area increases.

We are getting ready to go on a boat on the lake.

We meet a bigger boat with tourists.

You can see that people are living here in that floating house and the clothing hanging.

They must use whatever they are, they recycle everything to built their house.

Isn’t it amazing? This little girl does not seem afraid at all to climb up to her house.

That water does not seem so clean but this is all they have to wash themselves and their clothing.

Our day was not finish , we had more  temples to see. Beng Mealea.  The movie Indiana Jones  was filmed there.

We came from far way to see another world and I can only be thankful I took so many photos to remember and share with you.

Thanks for reading. Always happy to read your comments. Next week, more on Cambodia…




6 thoughts on “Cambodia (part 3)

  1. C’est fantastique, quel beau reportage. En effet on voit 2 types d’habitations: celles construites sur d’énormes pilotis (vous y étiez en saison sèche, eau basse) et celles qui flottent sur l’eau. C’est un mode de vie fascinant.

    • je crois que les maisons qui sont sur l’
      eau sont plus temporaires mais vraiment je ne suis pas certaines. Un style de vie qui nous etonne mais on comprends que les gens ont du s’adapter. Merci de ton commentaire cher Fred.

  2. After seeing this, do you think it would be good to have development and bring the people to a better living condition? How will that balance out losing heritage and traditional ways of life?

    • The only thing that could be improve is to have clean water. The rest is their way of living. I guess they are ok with it. It is so different than what we know. But the more we travel and the more we see places that are different and this is the joy of discovering the world and its many aspects. Tks for your comment Mel & Suan.

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