APAD 161: A success story in Cambodia

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, culture, Mellow Yellow Monday, people, sights | 2 comments

Found this old photo I took in one of our project activities in Kampong Speu province. It shows the village children performing a traditional Khmer dance for the guests at the official launching of the Chambok Ecotourism Site years ago, a project of the organisation, Mlup Baitong, where I used to work. Looking at this picture reminded me of the challenges, the stress, and of our success, big and small, while working at Mlup Baitong.  I’m really proud to be part of the working force there.

The Chambok Community-based Eco-tourism is one of Mlup Baitong’s flagship projects and one of the firsts in Cambodia. It was deemed successful and was awarded as one of the best practices in the country. Because of this, the project was used as a model for all eco-tourism projects in Cambodia. At present, Mlup Baitong is implementing two more ecotourism projects in Stung Treng and Kandal provinces. More about the Chambok Community-based Ecotourism site can be found here and here.


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  1. These native dancers in their colorful attire make for a wonderful shot. You really get the feel of the occasion. All the onlookers seem enthralled with what they are seeing. What a nice capture. genie

  2. Very interesting!

    Please come and see my MYM entry, thanks!


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