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Kampong Khleang, Cambodia

 Kampong Khleang is a fishing village located on the northern shore of Tonle Sap Lake, about 35km east of Siem Reap.

Kampong Khleang is the largest village on the lake with approximately 30,000 inhabitants living on house boats that move with the annual tide, which changes the lake from an area of 2,500 to 12,000 km². Others live on stilt houses that are raised up to 10 meters above ground.

During the dry season (November – May), the stilt house inhabitants move about the village using bicycles, motorcycles and trucks. During the wet season (June – October), they use boats. The most beautiful time in the harbour is either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. During sunrise, the fishermen head out to the lake to collect their traps. Just after sunrise, you’ll see the villagers waking up, preparing breakfast for the family, heading out to the market, on their way to school or meeting with their neighbours on a flooded crossroads.

During midday, it’s best to get cover from the sun, taste the local snakehead fish soup and just relax. A few adventure tour companies have homestays available in the market section of Kampong Khleang, where you can hang out with a local family, have some lunch and explore the only patch of dry land available during the wet season. The late afternoon is again a good time to explore the village by boat. The fishing vessels are now returning with their catches, children are returning home from school, laundry is being taken in, and everyone is enjoying the end of another good day.

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Angkor Road | Photo Expedition

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Cambodia and Angkor Wat temples photography by George Mann

Angkor Road – Photography Expeditions and Workshops

Individual and Small Group Photography Workshops at Ancient Angkor Temple Sites in Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

3 Country – 8 Day Angkor Road Expedition – Cambodia – Thailand – Laos

I am working on a long term photography project of the Angkor Empire, it’s temples, cities, waterworks and roadways, which spread throughout the modern day countries of Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. Although I have been working on this project for close to 10 years, I have not yet visited all the temple sites, cities, and remnants of the Ancient Angkor Road that are on my list. Since new temple sites and even entire cities are still being discovered, I will probably continue to work on this project for many years to come.

Like most photographers my goal is to produce exhibitions and books, that will leave a lasting record of my work. And like most photographers I now find myself looking for alternative sources of revenue to support my long term projects. Book publishers are no longer interested in financing the production of the material that goes into a “travel photography” book and even reluctant to cover the printing costs, once the photographer has produced the content.

Therefore like many other photographers, I am now offering photography expeditions and workshops, to finance my long term photography projects.

I am currently working out of Siem Reap, Cambodia, so it makes sense for me to offer my expeditions & workshops in this area, but I am willing to travel to any location that is more convenient for my clients, as long as all my travel related expenses are covered, in addition to my workshop & expedition fees.

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Angkor Thom – the city wall