Monday, November 21, 2011

Strolling along Seam Reap, Cambodia

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Seam Reap is by far the most touristic city in Cambodia thus is really crowded by many tourists coming from all around the world. I decided this time to take photos of lonely places scarcely visited by tourists. Although in South East Asia is already winter season, the day I strolled along the city was a really baking hot one. However, it is a worthwhile experience because there is always something worthy to be photographed.

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A cycling picker parked his bike to take a little rest.

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Although there is a wide variety of hotels in this city (variety of quality and budget), there are many under construction which means that the tourism rate -although the international economical crisis- is growing.

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A excited toddler rides a cougar statue, looked after by his Grand mama.

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What a comfortable mattress!!! Along a side of the river there are many animal statues to decorate the place, a tired worker take a nap laying on two deers!!!

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The temple where is located this Buddha image is close to the Pub street, about three corners towards the River

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A Buddha image asking to avoid war!

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An Apsara image at a Buddhist temple close to an elementary school, in Seam Reap.

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The walls which surround the temple is decorated with paints talking about the Buddha life. Next entry I will show the pictures to have a better understanding of Buddha and Buddhism. If you visit any temple give at least a little donation!! It helps to keep clean the temple and consequently make any visitors feel more comfortable.

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An elementary school in Seam Reap, located close to the river. The educational system in Cambodia is 6-3-3-4. An according to an local resident English language became compulsory at elementary school 5 years ago.

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As in many countries in South East Asia such as Thailand, pupils take off their shoes before coming into the classroom.

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Students of upper school passing by a Buddhism temple. In Seam Reap there is no bus for pubic transportation. But of course, cars, motorcycle, bicycle, and Tuk Tuk are the main means of transportation.

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Along the riverbank there are always people trying to fish with their handmade fishing rod.


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This photo show the unfortunate and huge gap of poverty. Tourism is an important activity which is helping the country to recover from consequences of last civil war.

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