Cambodia – Siem Reap

Siem Reap - Old Market Bridge - Day
Siem Reap, Old Market Bridge

Siem Reap is located in the northwest of Cambodia.

The Town is a cluster of small villages along the Siem Reap River. These villages were originally developed around Buddhist pagodas (Wat) which are almost evenly spaced along the river.

The main town is concentrated around Sivutha Street and the Psar Chas area (Old Market area) where there are old colonial buildings, shopping and commercial districts.

Siem Reap - Colonial style
Siem Reap - Colonial building

The Old Market is located between Pub Street and Siem Reap River.  It offers a mixture of souvenirs for tourists and a variety of food products and other items meant for the locals.

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As the gateway to the Angkor temples attracting tourists from all over the world, the city is a vibrant, cosmopolitan drinking and dining scene.

Siem Reap - Pub Street - Umbrellas
Siem Reap - Pub Street
Siem Reap - BBQ
Siem Reap - Tuk-tuk
Siem Reap - Old Market Bridge - Night
Old Market Bridge at night

Les Artisans d'Angkor

Artisans Angkor is a semi-public company founded in 1992 which aims to revive traditional Khmer craftsmanship and provide employment for rural artisans. It is also associated with a silk farm where visitors may learn about sericulture and weaving. It also participates in the restoration of historical Angkor sites by repairing and replacing damaged sculptures.

Artisans d'Angkor - Vers a soie
Artisans d'Angkor - Soie
Artisans d'Angkor - Tissage
Artisans d'Angkor- Tissage
Artisans d'Angkor - Sculpture

Cambodia – Tonle Sap

Tonle Sap - Lake

Five provinces circle the area of Tonle Sap Lake, more than three million of population inhabited around the bank of the Lake.
The Lake is the largest fresh water in South East Asia and is one of the most unique ecological water wonders in the world. It changes in size and
dimension every wet season.

With the continuous change of the water level, the people who live on the lake have to move their houses away when the water level goes down. Whole villages including schools, shops, churches and pig farms are getting pulled away to a place where the water is still high enough to float.

In 1997 the lake was designated as a protected area under UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere programme.