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The Floating Village

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Cambodia's Tonle Sap, or Great Lake, is one of the unique geographical wonders of the world. It offers visitors insights into the centuries-old traditions of riparian life and the natural splendor of the country. On the banks of the mighty Great Lake and the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers, Khmers have celebrated for over two hundred years the changing of the river's flow. During the rainy season the Tonle Sap River reversed direction, flooding the lake, increasing its size almost tenfold, making it the largest freshwater body in Southeast Asia. In the flood season, water engulfs surrounding forests, regulating agricultural production by ensuring that the countryside is covered with fresh, fertile silt for rice cultivation. The rivers and lakes of Cambodia are truly the lifeline for the largely agrarian and fishing society. Other shots - ,An Ocean Out There and ,Bananas For Your, Sir?

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Guest 10-Apr-2007 04:09
I love this shot...the lighting and location.
1moremile31-Jan-2007 01:37
Awesome shot, Tricia. voted.
Cindi Smith31-Jan-2007 00:38
Wonderful history of this place! Thanks for sharing such a great shot!
Dawid Wnuk Photography30-Jan-2007 22:54
Very nice shot, great photojounalism. V.
Dawid W.
Martha Albuquerque30-Jan-2007 22:25
I love to see all of it thru your eyes, dear Tricia. V
Katie Chew30-Jan-2007 20:17
Very nice shot!
marie-jose wolff30-Jan-2007 20:07
thank you for these interesting informations.
great picture!
Paco López30-Jan-2007 18:28
Nice picture. Beautiful light! ¡V!
akleja30-Jan-2007 18:21
Great shot!