Photo Essay

Tonle Sap

The Floating Life on Tonle Sap 1

The Tonle Sap is combined lake and river system near the city of Siem Reap in Cambodia, and it is also the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia.

Even when it was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1997, the lake is very polluted and the people who live there, mostly vietnamese, struggle every day to survive.

At this area, it is usual to see people, even children, who have been injured by landmines that remain still in cambodian fields.

Regardless all that, the floating village has become one of the most popular attractions for tourists.

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9 responses

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (16 Jul 2012):

    Excellent series!..Its an great doc.Very well done,Rocio!Got my vote.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (16 Jul 2012):

    wonderful photo essay! voted.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (19 Jul 2012):

    This is something that most of us do not see - a floating village. You did an excellent job of documenting it. I was glad to find this story as I wanted to know where the photos were taken when I saw them on your site. Voted!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (22 Jul 2012):

    ADORABLE!!! very nice!!! Vote!!!!

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) said (24 Jul 2012):

    wonderful photo essay! voted.

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) said (3 Aug 2012):

    RAD! Great story & doc photos!

  • kil roy metters

    kil roy metters gave props (14 Aug 2012):

    b&w gives the essay a documentry feel

  • Raitu Disong

    Raitu Disong said (14 Jul 2013):

    I would love to visit this place one day!
    beautiful pics

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (20 Dec 2016):

    my vote...nice....

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