APAD 081: The sugar palm trees of Cambodia

Posted by on May 31, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, rural, sights, That's My World | 1 comment

The Sugar Palm tree  (borassus flabellifer), or the Asian Palmyra palm, is one of Cambodia’s national icons. These trees are not hard to miss (from afar they look like cute pompom heads on a stick) as they are found all throughout Cambodia, especially in the countryside.

Just like the Philippines’ very own coconut tree, the sugar palm tree plays a very important role in providing a source of food, income, and not to mention as a source of building materials, to Cambodians.

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  1. so beautiful. my entry is about trees today too.

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