10 Photos That Capture The Essence of Cambodia’s Countryside
Traditional farming practices continue today in Cambodia. Ox carts are widely used by local farmers to transport their crops.
A typical sunset in the Cambodian countryside. Red roads and palm trees in a serene setting make for an incredible sunset.
Big white clouds and blue skies are a common sight when we’re out on tour.
Dry season in Cambodia is just that, dry. After the rice is harvested and the monsoon rains stop, it can go months without any rain.
After heavy rains the earth comes alive. When the rice fields flood, small fish and eel come out of the ground. It’s a very unique ecosystem that provides an important source of food for locals. Here, a local woman fishes with her hands and a small wooden trap.
Field of lotus flowers at sunset. Cambodia has many lotus fields in the countryside. The plant serves many purposes dating back to ancient times and the Angkor period. It is a sacred flower in ancient scripts, the seeds can be eaten, and the leaves can be used as an organic bag.
Water buffalo are an important part of the farming culture in Cambodia. They are used to pull carts and work the fields. A strong animal that is ideal for the climate and conditions of the country, water buffalo are abundant in the countryside.
Rice is very important to Cambodians and is eaten at almost every meal. The country is very flat making it an ideal location to grow rice.
The locals in the countryside are very friendly and welcoming to have a chat. That’s why it’s great to have an English speaking guide to translate.
We are Sabai Adventures Cambodia. Join us on one of our adventure tours when you visit Siem Reap, so you too can catch the essence of the beautiful Cambodian countryside. Sochie (black) our awesome guide explaining the countryside to a guest on a moto tour.