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Siem Reap - Gateway to Cambodia's Golden Age and One of Sam's Exotic Travels

Siem Reap is a small gateway town to the world famous Angkor temples. Thanks to those attractions, Siem Reap has transformed itself into a major tourist hub.with modern hotels and architectures. Despite international influences, most of the Cambodian people have been untouched by the increased tourism - and lead simple lives much as their forefathers did.

  What a Smile! - Young Girl Vendor - Siem Reap, Cambodia  Hairy Legs - Nun at a Temple Monestary, Siem Reap, Cambodia  Sunset on Tonle Sap Lake, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Click below to view my impressions.  Photos have been posted to Flickr and can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  If you are a member of Flickr, I would appreciate any comments you might have and your vote for your favorites.

Siem Reap albums consist of:

  •   People of Siem Reap  - While the temple ruins at Angkor are remarkable, it is the people who captivated my heart: young and old, at work and at play. I hope you enjoy my view up close and personal of some very special people.

  •  Sunset on Tonle Sap Lake - The Tonle Sap Lake consists of the lake and a flood plain of interconnected streams, ponds, flooded forests and wetland vegetation that supports a rich biodiversity of species including; aquatic plants, fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, insects and microorganisms. The extensive biodiversity is linked to seasonal flooding, which sees the Great Lake increase 4 times in area, from 2500 km2 in the dry season to approximately 10000 km2 in the wet season. There is a strong relationship between the people and the natural resources of the Great Lake. It supplies the basis of life to the local people and is one of the largest freshwater fisheries in Asia. The sustainable management of this highly productive ecosystem is necessary to ensure food security and biodiversity conservation for Cambodia.

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