APAD 190: A Khmer traditional house

Posted by on Nov 1, 2011 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia, Cambodia life, That's My World, travel, work | 2 comments

This is how a typical rural Khmer house looks like. It is made of wood and palm fronds.

This type of Khmer house is found all over the countryside. They are all on stilts and up above the ground, as you can see in the picture. This is to avoid flood-waters. On dry, summer season, the lower part of the house is used as a kitchen, a storage area for their things and a rest area at daytime. In the evenings, it is also used to shelter the family’s farm animals.

This is my entry to this week’s Our World Tuesday.Click on the logo for more pictures of our world.

2 Comments

  1. Ingenious idea to build a house to avoid flooding.
    Wishing you a good Tuesday.
    / Hanne Bente
    http://www.finus.dk

  2. Great photo ~ glad to see a country house ~ thanks, namaste, CArol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/OWT

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