Posts Tagged "Tonle Sap"

APAD 323: Fishers of men

Posted by on Jul 10, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, sights, That's My World, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

Right across the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on the riverside is where the Mighty Mekong River and the Tonle Sap merge giving birth to the smaller Bassac River. Also in this location lies a floating fishing community that relies on this rich waters for their livelihood.

The sun is about to set while the fishermen are heading for “work”. I pray each day that they go out there, in the middle of the lake, safely and with enough catch to feed their families and to sell for extra income.

Since the ancient times – and up to this day – the Tonle Sap and Mekong River have enormous supply of fish and other aquatic resources. In the ancient times, they also served as naval battleground between the great Khmer empire and its enemies.

These days, tourists rent boats to cruise along the rivers. To cap the river cruise is the splendid sunset that is best viewed in this location.

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The Women of Prek Toal

Posted by on Mar 24, 2006 in All things Khmer, Cambodia life, faces, people, sights, That's My World, transportation, travel, What's On in Cambodia | 0 comments

This was intended for the Women’s Day post but I got buried under tons of office work. Anyways, here it goes… a salute to the Cambodian women who go through many sacrifices and discrimination. I support the continuing struggle for the empowerment of women in Cambodia.

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These young women ply their wares by boat. This is a common sight in floating villages of Cambodia.

These are floating stores.

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A masked boat-woman.

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Girls on the way to school.

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Little girls enjoying a boat ride with their mdei (mother).

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