Cambodian River Cruise and Village

In December 2019, I enjoyed participating in a photography workshop in Cambodia lead by Ian Robert Knight of Photo Workshop Adventures ( It was an excellent opportunity to photograph the people and sights of Cambodia. The instruction, arrangements, and companionship all combined for an incredible experience. This trip consists of three galleries: Temples of Angkor (in Previous Galleries), Cambodian River Cruise and Village (this one), and Sights of Cambodia (to be published in the future).

Cambodia, officially the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 69,898 square miles in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest.

The sovereign state of Cambodia has a population of over 15 million. Buddhism is enshrined in the constitution as the official state religion and is practiced by more than 97% of the population. Cambodia's minority groups include Vietnamese, Chinese, Chams, and 30 hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political, economic, and cultural center of Cambodia. The kingdom is an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch, currently Norodom Sihamoni, chosen by the Throne's Royal Council as head of state. The head of government is the Prime Minister, currently Hun Sen, the longest-serving non-royal leader in Southeast Asia, ruling Cambodia since 1985.

Located in Siem Reap, Cambodia, Kompong Phluk is a collection of three floating villages totaling somewhere between 2000 – 3000 residents. It is located near the Tonle Sap Lake, making it a convenient home for fishers. Kompong Phluk has the largest mangrove forest in the region (called the flooded forest) as it is underwater for part of the year. Kompong Phluk and the greater Tonle Sap lake is a UNESCO Biosphere reserve and contains unique plant species, fish, and animals, many of which find themselves endangered. (Wikipedia)

I want to thank John Batdorff and Staci Prince of for their curating, Lightroom, and website assistance.

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