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Cambodia

 

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Angkor Wat reflected in the moat
 
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One of the corner towers
 
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Detail of one of the corner towers
 
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Angkor Wat at dusk
 
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Sunset at Angkor Wat
 
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Three of the towers in the central sanctuary
 
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Aspara dancers
 
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Aspara dancers
 
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Churning of the sea of milk carvings
 
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Explanation of the 'Churning of the sea of milk'
 
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Aspara dancers
 
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Carving of warriors
 
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Detail of stonework
 
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Some of the carvings still retain their colours
 
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Some of the carvings still retain their colours
 
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Some of the carvings still retain their colours
 
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Front of the southern gallery
 
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Local residents
 
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Local residents
 
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Tourist taking time out
 
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Aspara dancers
 
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Aspara dancers
 
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Aspara dancers
 
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Stonework detail
 
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Visitors in the central sanctuary
 
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Local script
 
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Some of the original colours remain
 
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Some of the original colours remain
 
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Time for quiet contemplation
 
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Angkor wat is still a thriving Buddhist temple
 
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Ball shaped palm trees
 
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Looking towards the central sanctuary
 
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A Buddah is said to have meditated under this tree
 
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Angkor Wat reflected in the moat
 
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Hot air balloon rises over Angkor Wat
 
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Angkor Tom

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Detail of a god
 
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Row of gods lining the path to Angkor Thom's south gate
 
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Row of demons lining the path to Angkor Thom's south gate
 
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Cobra is part of the beliefs
 
Bayon
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Carved out of sandstone. All of the faces are different
 
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Carved out of sandstone. All of the faces are different
 
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Carved out of sandstone. All of the faces are different
 
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Carved out of sandstone. All of the faces are different
 
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Carved out of sandstone. All of the faces are different
 
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Carved out of sandstone. All of the faces are different
 
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Carved out of sandstone. All of the faces are different
 
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The king on his elephant
 
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Carving of slaves with fans
 
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Banteay Srei

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Entrance into Banteay Srei
 
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Religion is a mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism
 
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The temples are carved from fine pink sandstone
 
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Some of the original colours still remain
 
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The god Sita being abducted by Ravana above the entrance
 
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The temple with classic Khymer statuary
 
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Classic Khymer statue
 
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The temple with classic Khymer statuary
 
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A corner tower in the central complex
 
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Each tower has a mini replica tower carved on each corner
 
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Cambodian Buddhism

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Shrine at Angkor Wat
 
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Shrine at Angkor Wat
 
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Prayer and meditation at Angkor Wat
 
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Shrine at Angkor Wat
 
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Prayer and meditation at Angkor Wat
 
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Prayer and meditation at Angkor Wat
 
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Prayer and meditation at Angkor Wat
 
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Monk dressed in saffron robes
 
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Monk dressed in saffron robes
 
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A humble monk's dwelling
 
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Vishnu turned Buddah
 
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Statue of Buddah at the entrance to the Bayon
 
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Monk dressed in saffron robes at the Bayon
 
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Statue with parasol
 
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Cambodian Markets

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Central vegetable market, at Siem Reap
 
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Central vegetable market, at Siem Reap
 
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Roadside market
 
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A local delicacy, tarantula spider
 
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A local delicacy, tarantula spider still alive in the bucket
 
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Various foods including deep fried tarantula
 
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Pineapples
 
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Bread fruit
 
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Roadside fruit and vegetable stall
 
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Shopping for food at the roadside market
 
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Cambodian People

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A child having a break at Angkor Wat
 
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Angkor Wat is a popular place for weddings
 
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Angkor Wat is a popular place for weddings
 
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Angkor Wat is a popular place for weddings
 
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A wedding car
 
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A wedding car
 
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Waiting for a fare
 
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A child street seller
 
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People in traditional costume at the Bayon
 
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People in traditional costume at the Bayon
 
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People in traditional costume at the Bayon
 
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People in traditional costume at the Bayon
 
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People in traditional costume at the Bayon
 
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People in traditional costume at the Bayon
 
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Cambodian dance is very elegant
 
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Cambodian dance is very elegant
 
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Cambodian dance is very elegant
 
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Cambodian dance is very elegant
 
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Motorbikes are used a family people carriers
 
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Working the fields by hand
 
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Drying rice in the hot sun
 
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A small farm by the roadside
 
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Cambodia is very flat and very wet
 
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The odd hill is exploited for quarrying
 
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Drying rice straw
 
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A small farming village
 
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Rice fields surrounded by the jungle
 
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Growing 'Morning Glory'
 
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Growing 'Morning Glory'
 
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Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm has been left just as it was found by French explorers over 100 years ago.

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An outer sanctuary at Ta Prohm
 
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Workers accomodation
 
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Entrance to Ta Prohm
 
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Crazy tree angle growing from the walls
 
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Crazy tree angle growing from the walls
 
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Curtain roots
 
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Ruins made safe but left more or less as they were discovered
 
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The jungle invades very quickly
 
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The silk cotton or kapok tree grows readily
 
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Elaborately carved doorway
 
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The tree roots stop this from falling down
 
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Huge curtain roots
 
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It looks just like a jumbled pile of stones
 
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Roots are very invasive
 
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Roots are very invasive
 
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The jungle quickly reclaims the site
 
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An idea of scale
 
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Doorway through the roots
 
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Roots look like tentacles
 
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Roots look like tentacles
 
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Another building supported by the roots
 
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One of the many carvings on this site
 
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Thick roots
 
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Carvings over a doorway
 
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A person gives scale to the tree
 
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How the temple might have first appeared to the early explorers
 
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The green is swamp water
 
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Cambodian Villages On Land

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The ownership of cattle is very important
 
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Open fires are used for cooking
 
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Chilling out
 
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Many of the villages are built close to water
 
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Houses on stilts to allow for floods
 
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Everything goes into the water
 
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Any materials available can be used for house building
 
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Free range cockerel
 
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Young local children at play
 
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No need for clothes driers in this climate
 
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No need for clothes driers in this climate
 
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The main street
 
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The local shop
 
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Another view of the main street
 
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Sun drying the early morning cathc of fish
 
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Another view of the main street
 
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Children are very curious
 
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Groups of houses have water pumps paid for by western charities
 
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This truck is legal to drive in Cambodia
 
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House made from palm leaves
 
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House made from palm leaves
 
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Wild banana plant
 
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Footbridge over the river
 
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Boats are important forms of transport
 
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Houses encroach more and more into the river
 
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A sturdy house built from planks of wood and a corrugated steel roof
 
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Boats are important forms of transport
 
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The water doen't look very appealing but it is full of fish
 
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The water doen't look very appealing
 
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The water doen't look very appealing
 
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Washing at the local water pump
 
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A newly-built house
 
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Relaxing during the heat of the morning
 
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Having a debate
 
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All cooking is done on open fires
 
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Gutting freshly caught fish
 
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Small local market stall
 
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Wherever you are, water is not very far away
 
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Drying rice after the harvest
 
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Cambodian Village Life On Water

All these photographs were taken around the huge lake of Tonlè Sap which shrinks in size and depth by two thirds in the dry season.

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Tourist boats on the lake
 
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Tourist boat moored by a house
 
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House on stilts
 
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House on stilts
 
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Fishing village
 
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Fishing village
 
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Fishing village
 
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Fishing village
 
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Boats being repaired
 
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Boat with TV
 
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Mother and family
 
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Checking the nets
 
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Channel between the foliage
 
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Floating pig sty
 
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Floating pig sty
 
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A different channel
 
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Nothing is wasted
 
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No need for windows in this climate
 
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Fishermen
 
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Small amount of living space
 
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Small amount of living space
 
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Repairing nets
 
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The family afloat
 
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People having a party
 
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Bustling village life
 
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Boat being repaired
 
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Transport by water
 
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Floating mobile shop
 
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Children are used to the water from birth
 
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Floating mobile shop
 
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Plants poke above the surface as the water starts to evaporate
 
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Clusters of homes around the edge of the lake
 
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Taking a break
 
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The homes are moved as the water receeds
 
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Collecting wood for a fire
 
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Large containers are used to store water
 
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Everyday life
 
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Everyday life
 
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Everyday life
 
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Everyday life
 
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Floating mobile shop
 
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Floating pool hall
 
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Floating school
 
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Wood stored to be used or sold
 
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Children lean how to handle a boat early in life
 
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Family on the move
 
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Local battery charging store
 
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Local battery charging store
 
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Floating houses
 
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Floating basketball court
 
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Floating Catholic church
 
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Everyday life
 
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Everyday life
 
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Crocodile farm
 
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Crocodile farm
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Shopping at the mobile shop
 
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No fear of the water here
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 
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Everyday life on Lake Tonlè Sap
 

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