Low Tide in Kompong Phluk
Photo and caption by Ashley Wray
A child wanders through the village of Kompong Phluk, Cambodia. It’s approximately 16 km from Siem Reap, on the flood plains of the Tonle Sap Lake. The homes tower on stilts, some 10 metres high, to protect themselves from the wet season. Our visit was in February, so the tide was low. The water that was there was very muddy and full of men fishing with large nets. The village was covered in plastic garbage, as children dispose of their candy wrappings in the dirt with no second thoughts. Our experience was beautiful and haunting. We named our blog post "A scene from National Geographic."
Location: Kompong Phluk, Cambodia