The People of Cambodia – A Photo Essay

After devoting a photo essay to the people of India and the people of Iran, I thought it was only fair to post the pictures I took of the people I met in Cambodia.

Our driver on the bamboo train in Battambang

Our driver on the bamboo train in Battambang, a man of few words

Genuine and pure, if there is one thing Cambodians never forget to give away to anyone, foreigners and fellow locals, it’s a smile, and if we think about the stormy past they’ve had and their current tough life conditions, we realize that we can only learn from their attitude and way to face life.

Here are the pictures I managed to snap around, hope you enjoy the ride in the company of the people of Cambodia!

Seller at Battambang local market, definitely a woman of few words

Seller at Battambang local market, definitely a woman of few words

Girls at Angkor Wat temple dressing up as Apsara, one of the female figures usually represented while dancing

Girl at Angkor Wat temple dressing up as Apsara, one of the female figures usually represented while dancing

A girl we met and who came with us all along the tour around the temple in Oudongk, Cambodia's ancient capital

A girl we met and who came with us all along the tour around the temple in Oudongk, Cambodia’s ancient capital

Monks sightseeing around Angkor Wat archaeological park and taking a break from the scorching sun in the shadow

Monks walking around Angkor Wat archaeological park and taking a break from the scorching sun in the shadow

A mom in Phnom Kulen National Park near Siem Reap

A mother carrying her child in Phnom Kulen National Park near Siem Reap

Little boy in Phnom Kulen National Park

Little boy in Phnom Kulen National Park

The same little boy, once he realized I was taking pictures of him, he didn't resist and blatantly posed in front of my camera

The same little boy, once he realized I was taking pictures of him, he didn’t resist and blatantly posed in front of my camera

Girls having great fun on the waterfalls of Phnom Kulen National Park

Girls having great fun on the waterfalls of Phnom Kulen National Park

A monk cleaning the temple at Phnom Sampeau

A monk cleaning the temple at Phnom Sampeau

Still in Phnom Sampeau temple near Battambang, a man training to be the local "magic man" one day, a sort of sciaman/ medicine man

Still in Phnom Sampeau temple near Battambang, a man training to be the local “magic man”, a sort of sciaman/medicine man who lives in the temple

Worker of Phsar Krom market having some rest at the end of what seemed a hard day

Worker of Phsar Krom market having some rest at the end of what seemed a tough day near the local floating village

Some paying attention others getting distracted at the local school of Banteay Chhmar, the village near Siem Reap where you can have a homestay experience

Some paying attention others getting distracted at the local school of Banteay Chhmar, the village near Siem Reap where you can have a homestay experience

A mom smiling from her stilt house in Kompong Khleang

A mom smiling from her stilt house in Kompong Khleang

Never forget to smile when in Cambodia!

Never forget to smile when in Cambodia!

Our lovely guide Borey, as a proper Cambodian, always smiling.

Our lovely guide Borey relaxing in Phnom Kulen park. As a proper Cambodian, always smiling.

5 Comments
  1. Great photos! I simply love Cambodia! and I can’t wait to hopefully revisit the country later this year! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Photos admirables!

  3. Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing! Keep it up :)

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